General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014
Consultation process and invitation to make submissions - General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014
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General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill
The deadline for receipt of written submissions is Friday 11 April 2014
General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service
so extra 650kAt the 2011 Seanad elections there were some 151,000 voters on the combined registers for the two university constituencies.
It is estimated that up to 800,000 people would be entitled to register under the planned reforms.
o a single six-member constituency to replace the present two university constituencies;
o an extension of the franchise to include graduates from third level educational institutions that heretofore did not form part of the university constituencies of Seanad Éireann;
o the franchise to apply to the holders of a major award validated by an awards body in the State and recognised through the National Framework of Qualifications to be at least ordinary bachelor degree level;
o other technical provisions for the organisation of elections – this includes the creation of a register of electors, the appointment of a returning officer and arrangements for taking the poll and counting the votes;
o alternative arrangements for the nomination of candidates to bring them more into line with reforms made in other electoral codes;
o new provisions for the filling of casual vacancies based on the ‘replacement candidates list’ system that operates for European Parliament elections in Ireland.
the senators have been putting in numourous political reform motions and bills but they don't matter cos only the taoiseach can push through change on the seanad http://www.kildarestreet.com/sendeba...eaker%3A9#g275
this isn't what people voted for when they voted to save the seanad after the government petty and spiteful campaign, im not 100% on the alternate propoals for giving everyone a vote, need to dig deeper on the how it would be carried out revised seanad reform proposals you can say kenny did try radical reform by trying to abolish the seanad but people said no they want greater change then this.
start by putting dail and seanad elections at the same time.