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Fifth of May, Polling Day

A guide to what goes on when the campaigning is over

7am.  Take up position at the entrance to a city centre polling station, as a teller for the Green Party.  759 more words

Public Policy

9 ways to democratic voting

If Westminster was seriously worried about our decaying democracy, reform would be a hot issue, not a dusty topic left to political nerds. We need a great convention with widespread public consultation.
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Important voting update from the town clerk

School Consolidation (Act 46) Vote June 7

The town will be voting Tuesday, June 7, 2016, on whether or not to consolidate and form a new unified district to be known as the Champlain Valley School District. 527 more words

Around Town

Primary Voting Glitches Hint At Possible Election Day Chaos

Voters in Maricopa County, one of the nation’s largest counties, were forced to wait up to five hours to cast a ballot in Arizona’s March primary. 1,224 more words


Marikana Residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting in these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni – 25 April 2016

Three years ago, Cape Town backyard dwellers occupied a vacant piece of privately-owned land and named it Marikana, in solidarity with the miners who were killed at Lonmin mine. 643 more words

The bread bin

So yesterday was another polling day.  I thought I’d done my voting last May. I’ve since seriously regretted my decision, although I’m painfully aware that the possible alternatives were equally unacceptable.  304 more words