Irish abroad with no vote urge those at home to use theirs

Emigrants show support for same-sex marriage in #UseYourVote and #BeMyYes campaigns

With just over two weeks to go before the same-sex marriage referendum, momentum has been growing among Irish people living abroad without a vote who are rallying to encourage friends and family still living in Ireland to use their vote.

Irish people living around the world have tweeted photos of themselves carrying #UseYourVote signs in front of recognisable landmarks, in response to Newstalk’s campaign to raise awareness of the importance of casting a ballot if you are here in Ireland to do so (just 55 per cent of 18- to 35-year-olds living in Ireland polled last week said they were likely to vote, even though 90 per cent were in favour of same-sex marriage).

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