The Referendum Commission has urged the people of Co Leitrim to vote in the referendum on the Fiscal Stability Treaty on May 31st. Turnout in last October’s Referendum on Judges’ Pay in the Roscommon Leitrim South constituency was 60.15 percent. The turnout in Sligo Leitrim North was 54.97 percent.
The Commission, the independent body set up to explain the referendum proposals, said voters should take a few minutes to read its Guide to the referendum which has been distributed to the two million voting households in the State. Alternatively they can read an explanation of the Fiscal Stability Treaty at www.referendum2012.ie.
Judge Kevin Feeney, Chairperson of the Referendum Commission said, “The referendum proposals are straightforward and easy to understand. This guide does not argue for a yes or a no vote. It simply states the facts of the Fiscal Stability Treaty.”
“The Treaty is about strengthening the rules designed to make governments keep a balance between their income and their spending and requires countries to put some of them into national law. It’s up to the people to decide whether or not they would like to ratify it. Voters can easily inform themselves by reading the independent guide, or logging onto www.referendum2012.ie.
“This is a national issue and voters in every county in Ireland should exercise their right to vote. I would like to call on the voters in County Leitrim to do their part to ensure a high turnout on the day,” he concluded.
The Commission has run an extensive public information campaign over the past month. The Commission’s Guide distributed throughout the country explains the referendum proposals in a simple and clear way and also outlines the wording of the proposed amendments to the Constitution.