Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (861)

Arthur Morgan


979 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the plans he has to run an awareness programme to enhance voters knowledge of the proportional representation system; when such a programme will commence; the duration and cost of such a programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1710/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

A nationwide voter education and awareness campaign in relation to the use of electronic voting and counting at the 2004 European and local elections will be launched shortly. The campaign, which will run from early February to polling day on 11 June, will include voting instructions and will also seek to encourage people to exercise their vote at the 2004 polls. Information on the PR/STV system will also be available. The cost of the campaign is €5 million including VAT.