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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission is responsible for explaining each referendum proposal in an independent and impartial way.

It is also our role to promote public awareness of referendums and to encourage people to vote.

A street sign which says "voting this way" with an arrow pointing right.

The Electoral Commission takes over this referendum role from the previous Referendum Commission.

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