Key Information

The 2020 General Election took place on Saturday, 8th of February. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. For more information on voting click here

 

Women for Election has called on all political parties to look beyond the 30% gender quota, and aim for at least 40% representation in candidate selection for this election. We want to see #MoreWomen being encouraged to run by our political parties. Read more here.

 

There are 530 candidates selected to run in GE2020, of these 161 are women. Women make up 31% of those running. Our CEO, Ciairín de Buis, has noted that despite being encouraged to aim for 40% female representation most of the larger parties just about made the 30% gender quota. Read more here.

 

On average, there are more than twice as many men running in each constituency as there are women. However, this is the first ever general election where there is a female candidate contesting in every constituency. To check who is running in your constituency, click here.

 

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Initiatives which encourage, empower and support women in political parties are always welcome, especially within the bigger parties where more needs to be done to achieve a better balance. #MoreWomen

There is still time to apply for the CEO position with Women for Election, to lead us and achieve our mission of getting #MoreWomen elected.

Join us in changing the face of Irish politics for the better!

Applications close Weds, 23rd Sept.

More here: http://bit.ly/WfECEOad

Ruth Bader Ginsburg “women deserve to be wherever decisions are made”. It’s that simple @women4election https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/18/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-legacy-supreme-court

✨ “Men are assumed to be competent until they show themselves to be incompetent. Women are assumed to be incompetent until they prove themselves to be competent,” says Laura Liswood, the Secretary General of CWWL. Stop underestimating women's ability to lead. #genderequality