The US election is exciting to watch, with the possibility of 80% or more voting, and huge visible effort of phone calls, lifts and early voting going. In the last General Election in Ireland 67% of voters turned out to vote.
There's a huge amount of focus on who gets voted in, but very little on who does the voting.
Is it acceptable that one third of eligible voters in Ireland do not vote in General Elections? Is it acceptable that some people paying tax and raising their children here are not allowed to vote?
Why don't more of us vote in Ireland?