Key numbers

A few figures related to Ireland and emigrant voting rights:

1 million . . . Number of Irish emigrants living abroad

1 in 6 . . . Number of Irish-born people who live abroad and are thus disenfranchised in their home nation.

130 . . . Approximate number of nations and territories that have absentee ballot systems

1 . . . Number of developed nations that require citizens living overseas to pay tax on income earned abroad.

Last … Ireland’s ranking in the EU for emigrant voting rights

70 million … a popular estimate of the population of the Irish diaspora, and a figure often cited in a straw-man argument by opponents of emigrant voting rights.

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