CervicalCheck campaigner Stephen Teap has called for an overhaul of the electoral register after he received a polling card for his late wife, Irene Teap.

Mr Teap posted a photo of the polling card on Twitter with the caption, "Amazing how almost 3 years after Irene's passing she still gets a vote".

The 35-year-old mother-of-two passed away in July 2017 from cervical cancer.

Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke, Mr Teap said he was "quite surprised" by the reaction he received on Twitter and said many people told him they had also received polling cards for a deceased loved one.

Mr Teap said there is an office for the register of births and deaths, and he questioned why different departments cannot be "joined up".

He said it is not the first time he has received a polling card for Irene and that he only learned after posting on Twitter that the electoral register must be contacted in order to remove a person's name.

"I wasn't aware of that. The only thing I did was apply for a death certificate. You have enough on your hands dealing with death of someone; cancelling bills, contacting Revenue and everybody else. Why do we have to continue contacting someone within the same system? Surely just one point of contact should be enough."

A statement from the Department of Local Government was read out on the programme and said draft legislation which will resolve many of these issues in the future has been approved.

It said a rolling register will replace the system of register and supplement, and that changes to identity, verification and online registration are currently being piloted by the local authorities in Dublin.