‘The Commission has taken the view that endeavour means try and strive means try very hard’ - referendums explained by Ms Justice Marie Baker

An Coimisiún Toghcháin has a challenge to inform voters ahead of March 8th

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An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission, has taken over the functions previously held by the Referendum Commission, meaning it is responsible for explaining to citizens the two referendums that will take place on March 8th.

And that is not an easy task when the proposed amendments concern concepts like defining the family, the State’s support for caregivers and the role of women in society.

Chair of An Coimisiún Ms Justice Marie Baker and Chief Executive Art O’Leary join Hugh Linehan to talk about about what exactly is being asked of voters and the legal implications of yes or no votes on March 8th.

They also discuss the challenge of informing voters, tackling misinformation and turnout expectations.


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