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Polls Open In Abortion Referendum


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Polling stations around the country have opened in the historic referendum on abortion.

Voters are being asked if they want to repeal the 8th amendment, which gives women and the unborn an equal right to life.

Voting yes will remove it from the constitution. Voting no means our abortion laws will remain in place.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The ballot paper asks you if you approve of the proposal to amend the Constitution contained in the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill. You should put an X either in the Yes box or the No box, depending on how you want to vote. Here is a sample ballot paper <a href="https://t.co/M37L21bNi2">pic.twitter.com/M37L21bNi2</a></p>&mdash; ReferendumCommission (@RefCom_ie) <a href="https://twitter.com/RefCom_ie/status/999757470842146821?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 24, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Chairperson of the Referendum Commission, Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, is urging citizens to have their voices heard.

"The important thing to do today is to decideĀ when you are going to vote, and then vote. Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm. Our message is simple. The debate is over and now everyone should make sure their voice is heard."

You'll find advice and information on the voting processĀ here.


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