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#Voting

# voting - Monday 18 July, 2022

Sunak and Mordaunt ahead in contest to become Tory leader after Tugendhat exit
# Leadership Race
# Leadership Race

Sunak and Mordaunt ahead in contest to become Tory leader after Tugendhat exit

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 8:58 PM 69,329 Views 29 Comments

Tom Tugendhat was eliminated from the contest after the third ballot.

# voting - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Tory leadership race: Zahawi and Hunt dumped from contest in first round
# Leadership Charge
# Leadership Charge

Tory leadership race: Zahawi and Hunt dumped from contest in first round

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 5:51 PM 25,765 Views 25 Comments

The race for the Conservative leadership tightened to six candidates today.

# voting - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
# Voting
# Voting

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?

Jun 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,319 Views 35 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

# voting - Friday 6 May, 2022

Poll: Should voting be mandatory in Ireland?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should voting be mandatory in Ireland?

May 6th 2022, 8:50 AM 31,982 Views 87 Comments

It’s mandatory in Australia – but could it work here?

# voting - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Apr 26th 2022, 8:44 AM 40,036 Views 82 Comments

The minimum voting age is 16 in some countries including Scotland and Wales.

# voting - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,565 Views 60 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

# voting - Saturday 9 April, 2022

France prepares for first round of tight Macron re-election bid
# French Presidential Election
# French Presidential Election

France prepares for first round of tight Macron re-election bid

Apr 9th 2022, 1:37 PM 8,530 Views 12 Comments

The stakes of the election are high for Macron, who came to power aged 39 as France’s youngest president.

# voting - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
# California
# California

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,562 Views 15 Comments

Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.

# voting - Friday 9 July, 2021

Counting set to get underway in Dublin Bay South by-election
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Counting set to get underway in Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 9th 2021, 7:15 AM 12,346 Views 23 Comments

Counting is set to get under way at 9am.

# voting - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Internet blackout as Republic of Congo votes in presidential election
# Voting
# Voting

Internet blackout as Republic of Congo votes in presidential election

Mar 21st 2021, 9:28 AM 9,704 Views 2 Comments

Access to the internet and social media was cut hours before polls opened.

# voting - Thursday 5 November, 2020

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US
# Debunk
# Debunk

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US

Nov 5th 2020, 3:01 PM 25,051 Views 18 Comments

Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.

# voting - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Swing state Georgia breaks turnout record on first day of early US election voting
# US Election
# US Election

Swing state Georgia breaks turnout record on first day of early US election voting

Oct 13th 2020, 10:10 PM 55,014 Views 68 Comments

The high turnout saw eager voters waiting in hours-long queues to cast their ballots in the election.

# voting - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites

Oct 10th 2020, 5:03 PM 38,783 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the move would restrict the right of some voters.

# voting - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021
# Indyref2
# Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021

Sep 1st 2020, 5:58 PM 36,136 Views 39 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

# voting - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036

Jun 25th 2020, 7:08 AM 11,324 Views 32 Comments

The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.

# voting - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons
# House Of Chaos
# House Of Chaos

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:25 PM 24,469 Views 13 Comments

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

# voting - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting
# Elections
# Elections

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting

May 21st 2020, 6:58 AM 30,206 Views 58 Comments

Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.

# voting - Monday 10 February, 2020

Poll: Should Ireland stick with Saturday voting for general elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland stick with Saturday voting for general elections?

Feb 10th 2020, 11:16 AM 36,409 Views 60 Comments

Turnout for the election was the fourth-lowest ever in the history of the State.

# voting - Saturday 8 February, 2020

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
Live Feb 8th 2020, 9:00 PM

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?

Feb 8th 2020, 9:26 AM 75,639 Views 251 Comments

Voting is already underway, but who will get your first preference today?

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote

Feb 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,212 Views 125 Comments

Happy voting!

Let's keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper?
# PR-STV
# PR-STV

Let's keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper?

Feb 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 119,780 Views 134 Comments

We offer two takes on it from election experts.

# voting - Friday 7 February, 2020

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast
# Gola Island
# Gola Island

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast

Feb 7th 2020, 10:40 PM 18,456 Views 12 Comments

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo
# Voting
# Voting

Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo

Feb 7th 2020, 10:04 AM 10,327 Views 12 Comments

The 12 islands have a total electorate of over 1,250.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?

Feb 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 44,176 Views 188 Comments

Polling stations will be open around the country from 7am to 10pm tomorrow.

Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency
# General Election
# General Election

Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency

Feb 7th 2020, 7:10 AM 104,624 Views 49 Comments

Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day
# Storm Ciara
# Storm Ciara

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day

Feb 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 7,737 Views 1 Comment

Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.

# voting - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Poll: Have you decided who you're voting for yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decided who you're voting for yet?

Feb 2nd 2020, 1:10 PM 49,158 Views 228 Comments

The country goes to the polls next Saturday.

# voting - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

Jan 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 23,941 Views 122 Comments

The general election is just two weeks away.

# voting - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you

Jan 22nd 2020, 9:10 AM 14,474 Views 72 Comments

Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of Progressivebrief.com.

# voting - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?

Jan 19th 2020, 11:00 AM 37,313 Views 149 Comments

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# voting - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?

Jan 15th 2020, 8:29 AM 41,094 Views 69 Comments

Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.

# voting - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Poll: Will you vote to extend presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you vote to extend presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad?

Dec 28th 2019, 8:01 AM 30,324 Views 75 Comments

The referendum could happen next year.

# voting - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

Dec 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,706 Views 80 Comments

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for TheJournal.ie.

# voting - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in
# Attendance
# Attendance

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in

Dec 24th 2019, 8:18 AM 29,513 Views 65 Comments

Keith Swanick did not vote on 84 of the 114 voting days he signed in during a three-year period examined by RTÉ.

# voting - Monday 2 December, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland introduce compulsory voting?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce compulsory voting?

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM 28,680 Views 103 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the low turnout in the by-elections last weekend.

# voting - Friday 29 November, 2019

Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close
# Polls
# Polls

Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close

Nov 29th 2019, 7:05 AM 10,734 Views 30 Comments

Forty-three candidates are on the ballot papers across the four constituencies.

# voting - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections

Nov 24th 2019, 7:42 AM 7,613 Views 4 Comments

One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.

# voting - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says
# Votegate
# Votegate

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:24 PM 8,766 Views 13 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

# voting - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Oct 12th 2019, 9:55 AM 45,498 Views 198 Comments

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

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