A man who worked at a polling station on Thursday says he’s surprised at the way people view their privilege to vote.
A little under 215,000 votes were cast in this election, marking a turnout of 60.6 per cent of registered voters. That’s higher than the turnout in 2015 at 55.3 per cent.
Brian told VOCM Open Line with Paddy Daly that many take the right to vote for granted.
He says several years ago, a survey showed that countries like Canada and the US had voter turnouts of approximately 50 percent whereas in a war-torn nation like Afghanistan, the turnout was over 70 percent. That, he says, shows how we take the privilege for granted.