Unsure Who To Vote For? This Irish Politics Quiz Does The Work For You

#GE2020 will be held on Saturday, February 8 after Irish President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 32nd Dáil Éireann at the request of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on January 14, 2020. 

A party needs to win 80 seats to achieve the majority.

In the upcoming general election, which will be hosted for the first time on a Saturday since 1918, 159 of 160 Dáil Éireann seats will be contested, with the outgoing Ceann Comhairle being re-elected automatically unless he opts to retire from the Dáil.

Since President Higgins – at the request of the Taoiseach – dissolved the Dáil back in January, the streets have been alive with the sound of elections. 

Those who have vested a keen interest in future leaders to come have often been overwhelmed with political literature and questionable promises – so, as a result, a number of quizzes have been created to help the lowly constituent make their mind up.

Here are the two we found most helpful:

  • Which candidate?

This quiz allows you to choose your constituency and see which politician aligns with your views the most. 

Voters can take a survey to discover which candidates in their constituency they agree with on a range of issues, or they can browse candidates' profile pages to find out more about them.

  • I Side With

I Side With is an international favourite when it comes to indecisive voters. Both highly regarded and wholly thorough, the quiz showcases a broad view of previous survey-takers as well as individual views on party candidates.  

As for those looking to ensure that their parliamentary right is being upheld, one can visit checktheregister.ie to see if their details are included on the 2019-2020 electoral register.

Voters whose details are not listed are advised to contact their local authority and to see if they are already on the supplementary register of electors.

Main image by @simonerocha_

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