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Sinn Féin welcome introduction of Rolling Registration

1 May, 2007


Sinn Féin Director of Election, West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed the introduction of continuous registration but again voiced concerns about groups who are falling off the register, particularly young people.


Mr Doherty said:

"When others welcomed the changes in electoral legislation Sinn Féin warned that thousands of people would be disenfranchised from the democratic process and set about undoing the damage of the flawed legislation.

"The introduction of rolling or continuous registration was one of Sinn Féin's key priorities.

"However, we continue to have very serious concerns about groups who are falling off the register, particularly young people. I believe that a much more focused effort to ensure that young people in particular are automatically registered is required." ENDS

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