A few weeks ago on July 9th, 2015 I attended the youth forum for WHIAAPI (White House Initiative on Asian American Pacific Islanders). It was definitely not the first youth forum that I’ve ever attended, but it was the first time that I spoke at one. 363 more words
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Every vote is equal, but not everyone is equally likely to vote. And politicians focus their efforts accordingly.
According to Statistics Canada, the older you are, the more likely you are to vote, at least up until age 74, when health problems might prevent you from getting to the polls. 778 more words
Voter Turnout in Dublin City for the Marriage Equality/Presidential Candidate Age referendum contests
Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd June 2015
As noted in last month’s post, the national voter turnout rate of 60.5% – which was just 9.4% lower than the turnout level for the 2011 General Election – for the Marriage Equality (and Presidential Candidate Age) referendum contests compared very favourably with the turnout levels for other referendum elections, especially given that these were “stand-alone” contests, which did not take place on the same day as a general, local, European or Dail by-election contest (with the notable exception of Carlow-Kilkenny). 788 more words