Monday 24 September 2018

It's important to vote, otherwise others will decide for you

In an intense debate, it is important to check the facts, writes Judge Isobel Kennedy, chair of the Referendum Commission

'Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on Friday, May 25.' Stock photo
'Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on Friday, May 25.' Stock photo

Isobel Kennedy

There are five days of debate left - five days in which those urging you to vote Yes or to vote No will make their final appeals to you.

Then on Friday, voters will make an important decision on what for many years has been a keenly contested issue in Ireland. Amid the intensity of the debate, it is really important to ensure you are familiar with what you are actually being asked to vote upon on Friday.

The Referendum Commission explains this in a neutral and independent way on our website at www.refcom2018.ie and in a guide distributed to all homes in the State.

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