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#Voting

# voting - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

Nov 8th 2012, 1:30 PM 19 Views 33 Comments

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'

Nov 8th 2012, 11:39 AM 13,012 Views 174 Comments

The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')

Nov 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,894 Views 44 Comments

Five youth organisations give test poll to those not entitled to vote – but whose lives are most likely to be affected by the outcome.

# voting - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud
# US 2012
# US 2012

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud

Nov 6th 2012, 8:53 PM 12,031 Views 42 Comments

An online video shows an e-voting machine in Pennsylvania apparently switching a vote for Barack Obama into one for Mitt Romney.

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

Nov 6th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,316 Views 8 Comments

Excited for the count but bored of the wait? Read on…

PICS: Queues as people line up to cast their votes in US election
# US 2012
# US 2012

PICS: Queues as people line up to cast their votes in US election

Nov 6th 2012, 1:57 PM 3,725 Views 5 Comments

Some voters complained of queues and delays after polls opened at 6AM, while others expressed relief at being able to vote in storm-ravaged areas.

# voting - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side
# Children’s Referendum
# Children’s Referendum

Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side

Nov 4th 2012, 12:33 PM 7,175 Views 81 Comments

The Minister has strongly criticised what he labelled “the constant misinformation” being propagated by the No side.

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?
# Baby Love
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Love

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?

Nov 4th 2012, 9:45 AM 13,897 Views 15 Comments

It’s time to get down to what really matters in this election.

# voting - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Poll: Will you vote in the children's referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote in the children's referendum?

Oct 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 9,210 Views 100 Comments

Concerns have been raised about turnout in the 10 November referendum. Will you be casting your vote?

# voting - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream

Oct 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 43 Views 120 Comments

It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.

# voting - Monday 22 October, 2012

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama
# What If
# What If

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama

Oct 22nd 2012, 11:37 AM 4,102 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed that 79 per cent of the 1,000 people surveyed said that they would vote for Obama.

# voting - Friday 5 October, 2012

Why is Snoop Dogg voting for Obama and not Romney?
# US 2012
From The Daily Edge
# US 2012

Why is Snoop Dogg voting for Obama and not Romney?

Oct 5th 2012, 12:54 PM 12,832 Views 39 Comments

It has to do with dancing horses, basketball and Beyonce.

# voting - Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Ireland needs a new political party and here’s how we do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs a new political party and here’s how we do it

Jul 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 48 Views 101 Comments

Ireland has reached a point where the current political establishment is not serving the interests of the people, argues Martin Critten who intends to form a new party with a Citizens’ Charter.

# voting - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends
# Voting
# Voting

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,650 Views 36 Comments

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.

# voting - Friday 1 June, 2012

Most spoiled votes? Highest turnout? How Ireland voted
# Referendum
# Referendum

Most spoiled votes? Highest turnout? How Ireland voted

Jun 1st 2012, 8:29 PM 10,532 Views 94 Comments

And what about in Enda Kenny’s constituency? Or Gerry Adams’?

As it happened: Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority
Live Jun 1st 2012, 3:00 PM

As it happened: Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority

IN PICS: Referendum count day so far
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

IN PICS: Referendum count day so far

Jun 1st 2012, 2:40 PM 2,972 Views 16 Comments

Counting has started in the 2012 Fiscal Compact referendum. Early tallies suggest that the Yes side looks like it’s going to win.

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count
# Count
# Count

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

Jun 1st 2012, 9:50 AM 3,946 Views 82 Comments

There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result
# Count
# Count

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result

Jun 1st 2012, 7:57 AM 4,694 Views 81 Comments

Counting of votes is set to begin at 9 o’clock this morning in 26 count centres around the country.

# voting - Thursday 31 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 31st 2012, 8:05 PM 2,891 Views 4 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes

May 31st 2012, 12:55 PM 3,973 Views 41 Comments

Democracy at play.

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?

May 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 11,238 Views 278 Comments

Voting turnout for referendums is traditionally lower than for general elections. Do you plan to cast a vote today?

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today
# Voting
# Voting

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today

May 31st 2012, 8:56 AM 24,986 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 3.13 million registered voters have the opportunity to cast their votes in hundreds of polling stations across Ireland’s 43 constituencies today.

# voting - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 2 days to go
# Fiscal Compacted
# Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: 2 days to go

May 29th 2012, 9:00 PM 3,350 Views 66 Comments

Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# voting - Monday 28 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 3 days to go
# Fiscal Compacted
# Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: 3 days to go

May 28th 2012, 9:00 PM 3,217 Views 46 Comments

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# voting - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 23rd 2012, 8:04 PM 4,711 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

May 23rd 2012, 1:38 PM 3,034 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.

# voting - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues
# Syria
# Syria

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues

Feb 26th 2012, 9:20 AM 1,242 Views 1 Comment

Opposition parties are boycotting the vote and have called for Assad to step down immediately.

# voting - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil
# One Year On
# One Year On

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 10,341 Views 136 Comments

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.

# voting - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
# Reform
# Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Feb 22nd 2012, 2:08 PM 2,056 Views 16 Comments

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

# voting - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel
# GE11
# GE11

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel

Feb 14th 2012, 2:15 PM 1,752 Views 26 Comments

We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?

# voting - Saturday 11 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 11th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,234 Views 0 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest stories – plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?

Feb 11th 2012, 1:16 PM 6,084 Views 75 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland wants the voting age lowered. Do you think 16-year-olds should be franchised?

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds
# Suffrage
# Suffrage

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds

Feb 11th 2012, 12:59 PM 1,738 Views 40 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland says people who can work, pay taxes and join the army should be given a vote.

# voting - Monday 23 January, 2012

Students compete to have doodle shown on Google Ireland homepage
# Google Doodle
From The Daily Edge
# Google Doodle

Students compete to have doodle shown on Google Ireland homepage

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:34 PM 4,874 Views 10 Comments

75 students from primary and secondary schools across Ireland have had their drawings chosen from almost 2,000 entries to this year’s competition.

# voting - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Jan 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 152 Views 54 Comments

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.

# voting - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia
# Russia
# Russia

Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia

Dec 10th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,511 Views 9 Comments

Tens of thousands of Russians are due to attend protests today over allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections.

# voting - Monday 28 November, 2011

Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets

Nov 28th 2011, 9:42 AM 462 Views 0 Comments

The parliamentary elections are significant as it is the first time Egyptians have voted since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in February.

# voting - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?

Nov 9th 2011, 11:27 AM 2,986 Views 112 Comments

As Mary Mitchell-O’Connor hosts an all-women meeting of TDs and senators, we are asking you: Should there be a minimum quota on the number of women putting themselves forward for political election?

# voting - Friday 28 October, 2011

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm interested in who will be President - but I won't have had my say

Oct 28th 2011, 2:54 PM 544 Views 59 Comments

Film-maker and writer Liam Nolan on the disenfranchisement of Irish citizens who are still on the electoral register but have no arrangements made for them to vote if they have to move abroad.