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#Voting

From TheJournal.ie 'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting Voting

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Alan Farrell hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days and insists he has not been deterred by Saturday’s low turnout.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

From TheJournal.ie So who did turn out to vote? Referendum

So who did turn out to vote?

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

From TheJournal.ie Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted Referendum

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

From TheJournal.ie So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next? Referendum

So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?

The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire" Referendum

Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"

Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens

CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Your Children's Referendum voting checklist Referendum

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist

Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Referendum website now completely offline Referendum

Children's Referendum website now completely offline

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment Referendum

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information Referendum

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’ Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial' Referendum

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes') Referendum This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud US 2012 This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 9 things to do while Americans cast their votes Usa 2012

9 things to do while Americans cast their votes

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

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Queues as people line up to cast their votes in US election US 2012 This post contains images

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side Children’s Referendum

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote in the children's referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama What If

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

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

Why is Snoop Dogg voting for Obama and not Romney?

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland needs a new political party and here’s how we do it Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends Voting This post contains a poll

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Most spoiled votes? Highest turnout? How Ireland voted Referendum

Most spoiled votes? Highest turnout? How Ireland voted

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

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority Referendum

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

We liveblogged all the results, reactions and fallout from the Fiscal Compact referendum here…. Catch up on what you missed.

From TheJournal.ie IN PICS: Referendum count day so far In Pictures This post contains images

IN PICS: Referendum count day so far

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

From TheJournal.ie Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count Count

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

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.

From TheJournal.ie Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result Count

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes In Pictures This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today Voting

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum roundup: 2 days to go Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: 2 days to go

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

From TheJournal.ie Referendum roundup: 3 days to go Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: 3 days to go

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote Voting Rights

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

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.

From TheJournal.ie Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues Syria

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues

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

From TheJournal.ie Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil One Year On This post contains videos

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil

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