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# Voting

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# Your Say
Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?
A Referendum Commission was set up this week to examine the issue ahead of a vote.
# Presidential Elections
Referendum commission over extending voting rights abroad set up
Tánaiste Simon Coveney announced the measure today.
# Turkey
Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election
Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.
# a costly lesson
Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.
# Voting
Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum
Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be voting today?
Polls close at 10pm.
# Voting
'I Voted' stickers at Dublin city polling booths aim to raise awareness of the ballot box
The stickers will be available at polling stations in the Dublin City Council electoral area.
# ep2019
QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?
Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
The European and local elections are taking place next month.
# Uttar Pradesh
Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election
Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.
# Voting Rights
Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country
The changes won’t be in place before the May election date
# the candidates
Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.
# Voting
Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway
Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.
# Polls
E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.
# Centenary
On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.
# vote late vote often
Turnout reported to be low as voting enters final hours
Polls close at 10pm.
# Voting
'I realised we really needed to get more involved': Migrants on how they're helping change Irish politics
With local and European elections coming up in May 2019, more migrants in Ireland are becoming interested in how their vote can help shape the country.
# vote vote vote
Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum
What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?
# this friday
Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum
The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.
# early tallies
'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections
The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.
# Check the Register
Mrs Doyle actress Pauline McLynn stars in a gas new video explaining how to register to vote
Ah, go on, go on, go on.
# vote vote vote
Here's how to register to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum
Time is running out.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?
The referendum will take place on 25 May.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.
# Check the Register
How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum
We have everything you need to know.
# Centenary
On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.
# Voting
Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting
The Assembly has been hearing from experts on the issue all weekend.
# United States
Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones
Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.
# brexit battles
Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.
# Voting
16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat
The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.
# Uhuru Kenyatta
Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.
# cast your vote
You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years
The Taoiseach has outlined his referendum plans for the next two years
# venezuela votes
Hundreds of Venezuelans turn out in Tallaght to cast vote against their president
They had turned out from 7am.
# Diaspora
Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad
Any changes would likely not be in place until before the 2025 presidential election.
# Poll Position
Political polling is still usually right (apart from the odd surprise), says a new study
Polls correctly predict elections nine out of 10 times, according to new research.
# Election Day
Just 10 lovely little election stories from the US today
Take a minute away from the stress.
# Dixville Notch
Clinton wins the first ballot of election day - four votes to two
Gary Johnson got the other vote.
# Risky
Paddy Power are so certain Hillary Clinton will win, they're paying out on bets early
Trump’s odds are now at 9/2, representing an 18.2% chance of winning.
# putin it up to them
Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote
The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.
# Your Say
Poll: Who should be British Prime Minister - Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom?
The Tory leadership race is down to two women.