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Rocking the vote

Today’s Blogorrah features a selection of videos from the Rock The Vote campaign. I really hope that someone checked that all those “celebrities” and “stars” featured in these vids are on the relevant voting registers. By the way, are young …

Thu, May 3, 2007, 09:37

   

Today’s Blogorrah features a selection of videos from the Rock The Vote campaign. I really hope that someone checked that all those “celebrities” and “stars” featured in these vids are on the relevant voting registers. By the way, are young voters so dumb that they need sideburned singer-songwriters, lead singers of flop Dublin bands and devilish pop managers to remind them to vote?

Then, there are the students. Lets be honest about this: every single election campaign sees students moaning and groaning about the fact that the election is on a Thursday and they can’t vote because they’re away from their homes and their mammies. The truth? Over to Ms Laura Egar from yesterday’s Letters to the Editor page in the paper

Madam, – The students whining about being disenfranchised by the Government’s decision to hold a general election on a Thursday should spend less time whining and more time informing themselves about the democratic election process in this country.

Any student in full-time third-level education has the opportunity to apply to have their vote moved to the constituency in which they are studying or to apply for a postal vote for the constituency in which they live.

Ignorance is bliss, it gives free licence to complain. – Yours, etc,

LAURA EGAR, Shankill, Co Dublin

We’re voting for Laura.

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