Register cleanup prevents voters from voting…

We’re picking up rumours of valid voters being prevented from voting. We have no indication of scale or geographical spread, but it is hardly surprising, since the register was thought to be up 15% inaccurate by polling day, and the parties had already assembled their legal teams well in advance. The final scale will tell whether this is a story with legs… It is, as they say, too early to tell…

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  • Brian Boru

    I have voted this morning. However I am a political-anorak who checked that I was on the register when I had disappeared from checktheregister.ie. Some months ago, I discovered that even though I had filled in the form for the man at the door, that I had still been deleted. I rang the council and they put me back on. I would be quite worried about this. But let’s face it, the price of democracy/freedom is vigiliance. On the longer-term I would hope this would act as a push-factor towards centralising the chaotic register.

  • Aaron McDaid

    Is it easy to check if one’s postal vote arrived? I posted mine from Dublin on Sunday, and I want to make sure it made it to the count.

  • Brian Boru

    I heard it claimed some time ago that only urban people were deleted is that true?

  • SuperSoupy

    Politics.ie has contributors stating they received a polling card but were refused when they turned up to vote.

  • Is it easy to check if one’s postal vote arrived? I posted mine from Dublin on Sunday, and I want to make sure it made it to the count.