Elections and Voting.

Voting is a right, privilege and duty of a citizen in a democratic society. In Ireland, the Post Office becomes involved in the process by transferring information to and from citizens to the voting authority. Several notable items are:

1. Voter registration - The Post Office conveys information to the authorities to enter a person on voter’s roles. (Figure 1).

2. Location of the polling place and times. (Figure 2). Note it is mailed without stamps as official mail.

3. In Ireland, the three major universities elect  senators based on the voting of their graduates. Candidate information is sent by government paid mail to the university graduates. (Figure 3). Ballots are sent by registered mail and returned to the university for counting. (Figure 4).

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

Due to Covid 19 concerns, the NOJEX ÉPA Annual General Meeting has  been cancelled.  Since this is our opportunity to get together at our annual meeting, we are instead taking steps to set up a Zoom meeting, as many philatelic societies have done.  The date will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT), and it will include a Power Point presentation by Robert Benninghoff entitled Border between Two Irelands.  All members with email addresses will be invited to join by our Vice President Mike Canavan (michaelscanav