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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.

From TheJournal.ie Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

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.

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

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

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

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

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds Suffrage

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

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

Students compete to have doodle shown on Google Ireland homepage Google Doodle This post contains images

Students compete to have doodle shown on Google Ireland homepage

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia Russia

Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia

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

From TheJournal.ie Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets Egypt This post contains images

Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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?

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The count begins: What happens today... Counting Day

The count begins: What happens today...

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

X Factor USA viewers can now vote using Twitter

They can also use Facebook – and are allowed to submit up to 50 votes from each account.

From TheJournal.ie Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums Voting Day

Polls open across the country for Áras and referendums

Over 3million people are registered to vote today, and polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

From TheJournal.ie How to make your vote(s) count at the polls Voting

How to make your vote(s) count at the polls

What you need to know about voting in the presidential election and the two referendums.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days Island Voting

Donegal islands take to the polls as campaigns enter final days

Voting on Irish islands typically starts a few days before the rest of the state to allow adequate time for transporting and counting the votes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric... Opinion

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Niall Morahan says his voluntary organisation TellUsWhy.ie is trying to sift through the sectarianism and baggage of Irish politics – and inform young voters of the real facts and issues.

From TheJournal.ie Bar Council says vote no in referendums Referendum

Bar Council says vote no in referendums

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has also asked people to vote no in the referendum on Oireachtas inquiries, calling the proposals ‘rushed and ill-considered’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote on the judges' pay referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote on the judges' pay referendum?

Today we’re asking how you plan to vote on one of the two referendums which are taking place on 27 October alongside the Presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights Emigrants

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights

The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past Voting This post contains videos

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.

From TheJournal.ie Naas nurses vote for industrial action Industrial Action

Naas nurses vote for industrial action

The nurses say that overcrowding in the hospital and a recruitment freeze has brought them to the end of their tether.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand's transgender population say ID cards confuse at polls Thailand

Thailand's transgender population say ID cards confuse at polls

Members of the Trans-Female Association of Thailand are calling for their government to recognise transsexual, transgender and homosexual people.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail?

A Boundary Commission is set to redraw constituency lines and lead to a reduction in the number of TDs in the next Dail. But how many should we lose – if any at all?

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says further probe may be needed into Healy-Rae controversy Healy-Rae

Tánaiste says further probe may be needed into Healy-Rae controversy

Meanwhile RTÉ says it no longer has the relevant phone records, but Leinster House votes would not have made a difference to Healy-Rae’s win.

From TheJournal.ie Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers Seanad Elections

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

From TheJournal.ie Majority votes 'yes' to Egyptian constitutional reforms Egypt

Majority votes 'yes' to Egyptian constitutional reforms

Over three-quarters of voters who turned out to poll yesterday have accepted reforms sponsored by Egypt’s ruling military, paving the way for early presidential and parliamentary elections.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you going to vote today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to vote today?

Are you determined to make it to the polling station today – or do you think it doesn’t make a difference?

From TheJournal.ie The Single Transferable Vote: how the system works GE11

The Single Transferable Vote: how the system works

Read up on how to maximise the potential of your vote and how to send a message to the parties through the “sophisticated” SVT system.

From TheJournal.ie 'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe GE11

'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe

Around 1,300 Irish emigrants have already voted in the symbolic online poll at Ballotbox.ie

From TheJournal.ie Live on an island off Ireland? Check your polling dates here GE11

Live on an island off Ireland? Check your polling dates here

Polling dates for western islands from Sherkin to Tory Island have been released, along with the number of registered electors on each.

From TheJournal.ie General Election 2011: Time to get your vote on GE11

General Election 2011: Time to get your vote on

Here’s how to make sure you get a polling card for the 11 March general election…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish people abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

Have your say on lecturer’s suggestion to include Irish citizens abroad in national elections.

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