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#Elections

# elections - Friday 8 January, 2021

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced

Jan 8th 2021, 1:25 PM 9,677 Views 15 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.

# elections - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
# GRA
# GRA

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference

Dec 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 47,915 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

# elections - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Oct 24th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,611 Views 3 Comments

The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.

# elections - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
# Protests
# Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,497 Views 6 Comments

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

# elections - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Aug 10th 2020, 9:52 PM 17,108 Views 11 Comments

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Aug 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,900 Views 4 Comments

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

# elections - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame
# China
# China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,601 Views 11 Comments

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

# elections - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
# China
# China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,006 Views 23 Comments

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

# elections - 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 30,173 Views 58 Comments

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

# elections - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 230,537 Views 167 Comments

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

# elections - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters

Feb 4th 2020, 7:14 AM 5,730 Views 17 Comments

The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.

# elections - Monday 30 December, 2019

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
# Finally
# Finally

Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator

Dec 30th 2019, 11:40 AM 6,642 Views 9 Comments

An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.

# elections - Monday 9 December, 2019

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
# Uk Election 19
# Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

Dec 9th 2019, 6:40 AM 12,067 Views 7 Comments

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# elections - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters
# Election Posters
# Election Posters

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 10,076 Views 21 Comments

Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.

# elections - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
# Damien English
# Damien English

Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates

Nov 24th 2019, 4:24 PM 15,093 Views 41 Comments

It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.

# elections - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader
# Classified
# Classified

Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader

Sep 26th 2019, 2:38 PM 18,104 Views 50 Comments

According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.

# elections - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government
# Israel
# Israel

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Sep 19th 2019, 8:58 AM 8,102 Views 45 Comments

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# elections - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
# Maria Bailey
# Maria Bailey

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,875 Views 89 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# elections - Friday 19 July, 2019

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

Jul 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,422 Views 21 Comments

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

# elections - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
# A Costly Lesson
# A Costly Lesson

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,999 Views 99 Comments

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# elections - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Jun 1st 2019, 7:01 AM 22,058 Views 77 Comments

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

# elections - Friday 31 May, 2019

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 21,571 Views 37 Comments

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# elections - Thursday 30 May, 2019

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted
# Ballot Papers
# Ballot Papers

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted

May 30th 2019, 6:20 AM 42,021 Views 25 Comments

On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.

# elections - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
# Le2019
# Le2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

May 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 803,484 Views 121 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year
# Invalid
# Invalid

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

May 28th 2019, 7:30 PM 34,697 Views 35 Comments

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

# elections - Monday 27 May, 2019

Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP
# European
# European

Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP

May 27th 2019, 8:40 PM 26,531 Views 70 Comments

The Green Party has its first MEP in decades.

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced
# Results
# Results

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM 75,331 Views 19 Comments

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

# elections - Sunday 26 May, 2019

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit
# Elections
# Elections

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit

May 26th 2019, 5:00 PM 87,127 Views 54 Comments

There is still a long way to go before the end of the election.

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,807 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

# elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show

May 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 29,924 Views 108 Comments

65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.

# elections - Friday 24 May, 2019

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
# Count On Us
# Count On Us

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

May 24th 2019, 7:02 PM 13,073 Views 31 Comments

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

# elections - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result
# Jakarta
# Jakarta

At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result

May 22nd 2019, 10:45 PM 5,842 Views 0 Comments

Jakarta’s governor Anies Baswedan said about 200 people had been injured.

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,724 Views 45 Comments

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# elections - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

May 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 16,905 Views 57 Comments

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# elections - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother
# Abortion
# Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

May 19th 2019, 12:14 PM 19,380 Views 97 Comments

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# elections - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Updated May 18th 2019, 8:11 PM 24,192 Views 50 Comments

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# elections - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
# Election Time
# Election Time

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

May 7th 2019, 3:14 PM 32,090 Views 73 Comments

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

# elections - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
# Going To The Polls
# Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

May 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM 25,234 Views 77 Comments

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# elections - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,727 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# elections - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence

Apr 28th 2019, 10:51 AM 13,344 Views 83 Comments

Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.

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