Written Answers. - Postal Campaigning Facilities.

Seamus Kirk


118 Mr. Kirk asked the Minister for the Environment the plans, if any, he has to make special postal facilities available for those who are disabled and who because of their disability are unable to campaign in all elections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8577/96]

Under electoral law, a candidate at a Presidential, Dáil or European Parliament election or a Seanad election in a university constituency is entitled to send, free of any charge for postage, to each person on the register of electors or to any combination of such persons, one postal communication containing matter relating to the election, not exceeding 50 grammes in weight.