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#Voting

# voting - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# voting - Friday 29 August, 2014

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

# voting - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

# voting - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# voting - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election

While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14

Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…

# voting - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box

A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.

This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)

Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.

So, that was the election... When will we know the winners? (and losers)

It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…

# voting - Friday 23 May, 2014

Voting over: All polls closed in local and European elections

It is estimated that the final turnout is above 50 per cent.

From The Daily Edge The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote Vote Early Vote Often

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote

From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.

This 104-year-old lady has cast her vote. Have you?

Turnout is currently running at about 10 per cent.

# voting - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician?

Ever told someone you’d vote for them – just so they’d get out of the damn way?

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West

It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.

# voting - Monday 19 May, 2014

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help

A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.

# voting - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Azerbaijan tries to vote Ireland back into the Eurovision Eurovision 2014

Azerbaijan tries to vote Ireland back into the Eurovision

They love us! They really love us!

# voting - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections

Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.

# voting - Monday 7 April, 2014

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

# voting - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'Current MEPs? Hardworking, but failures' - Matt Carthy runs for Europe

The 36-year-old Sinn Féin candidate has been in politics since 1999.

# voting - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# voting - Thursday 20 March, 2014

# voting - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May

Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.

# voting - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The42 Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress Voting

Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress

Delegates are getting set to vote on motions tomorrow in Croke Park.

# voting - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.

# voting - Sunday 2 February, 2014

On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote

It’s not all establishment parties you know.

# voting - Friday 17 January, 2014

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?

The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?

# voting - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Fine Gael tops latest poll as Taoiseach sees jump in satisfaction levels

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also saw an increase in satisfaction levels though his party received just ten per cent of the first preference vote.

# voting - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Joan Burton and Michael Noonan are the most popular ministers

Fine Gael jumped four points in the poll with 30 per cent of people saying the would vote for the party if there was an election tomorrow.

# voting - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register

The deadline for inspection of the Draft Register of Electors is the 25 November. Are you on it?

# voting - Friday 8 November, 2013

Teens to talk mental health recommendations at Dáil na nÓg

The teens will be addressed by the Minister for Children during the event.

# voting - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston

Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.

# voting - Friday 1 November, 2013

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty

Structures need to be put in place to get the most amount of people to vote, to ensure the structures of the country have the greatest legitimacy along with those who govern them.

# voting - Monday 28 October, 2013

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?

Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.

# voting - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

# voting - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

# voting - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# voting - Friday 4 October, 2013

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal Exercise The Franchise This post contains images