County Council wants Islands and mainland to vote on the same day

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"islands should be equal"

Donegal County Council is to lobby the government to have the country's islands vote on the same day as the main land in any forthcoming elections.

Currently islanders vote a few days in advance of the rest of the country and it is has been claimed that as a result many who work away are not home to vote.

Proposing the move Councillor  David Alcorn said good linkages between the islands and the mainland debunk the old argument that poor weather could delay ballot boxes being removed to count centres.

He believes the government will accept the council's proposal: [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/dait830.mp3[/podcast]