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A lesson in our voting system from RTÉ would be an education for the good of democracy

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Casting ballot: A man votes in a polling station on Inishbofin Island yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Casting ballot: A man votes in a polling station on Inishbofin Island yesterday. Photo: Reuters

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Casting ballot: A man votes in a polling station on Inishbofin Island yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Well, we've heard all the debates and it's time to cast our votes.

I think it would be most helpful if RTÉ had a programme explaining our voting system. In all my years of being involved in elections it never ceases to amaze me the number of people who do not understand it (PR STV).

It it a wonderfully democratic system compared to our neighbours Britain, who have a first-past-the post system. People should check out Citizens Information online where it is very well explained.