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# Voting

This month
September 2023
FactFind: What are the laws around asylum seekers being able to vote in Irish elections?
Irish and British citizens can vote in General Elections, but all residents can vote in local elections.
Last month
August 2023
We're about to find out how many more TDs Ireland is getting - here's why
The review of Dáil and European Parliament constituency boundaries will be published on Wednesday.
This year
Austrian political party overturns leadership vote after wrong person is declared winner
Party officials discovered that the number of votes ‘was reversed’ on Saturday due to a spreadsheet error.
Last year
Sunak and Mordaunt ahead in contest to become Tory leader after Tugendhat exit
Tom Tugendhat was eliminated from the contest after the third ballot.
Tory leadership race: Zahawi and Hunt dumped from contest in first round
The race for the Conservative leadership tightened to six candidates today.
Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.
Poll: Should voting be mandatory in Ireland?
It’s mandatory in Australia – but could it work here?
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
The minimum voting age is 16 in some countries including Scotland and Wales.
Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.
France prepares for first round of tight Macron re-election bid
The stakes of the election are high for Macron, who came to power aged 39 as France’s youngest president.
All time
Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.
Counting set to get underway in Dublin Bay South by-election
Counting is set to get under way at 9am.
Internet blackout as Republic of Congo votes in presidential election
Access to the internet and social media was cut hours before polls opened.
From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US
Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.
Swing state Georgia breaks turnout record on first day of early US election voting
The high turnout saw eager voters waiting in hours-long queues to cast their ballots in the election.
Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites
The judge said the move would restrict the right of some voters.
Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021
Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036
The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.
'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons
The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.
Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting
Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.
Poll: Should Ireland stick with Saturday voting for general elections?
Turnout for the election was the fourth-lowest ever in the history of the State.
High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.
Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?
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
Happy voting!
Let's keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper?
We offer two takes on it from election experts.
In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast
The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.
Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo
The 12 islands have a total electorate of over 1,250.
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?
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
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
Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.
Poll: Have you decided who you're voting for yet?
The country goes to the polls next Saturday.
Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
The general election is just two weeks away.
Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you
Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?
Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?
Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?
Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.
Poll: Will you vote to extend presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad?
The referendum could happen next year.
Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections
That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for
Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in
Keith Swanick did not vote on 84 of the 114 voting days he signed in during a three-year period examined by RTÉ.
Poll: Should Ireland introduce compulsory voting?
Concerns have been raised about the low turnout in the by-elections last weekend.
Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close
Forty-three candidates are on the ballot papers across the four constituencies.