Gibraltar’s political parties have all called on the electorate to participate in the forthcoming European parliamentary elections set to take place next week, highlighting the importance of the vote against the backdrop of Brexit. Whilst the Gibraltar Government has not advised Gibraltarian voters to back a specific party, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said that as these elections are taking place against the context of the potential departure of the UK and Gibraltar from the EU, it is “all the more important that people should go to the polling stations to cast their vote”. Dr Garcia also underlined the fact that Gibraltar had to fight for the right to vote in EU elections. “It will be recalled that Gibraltar was originally excluded from the franchise for European elections,” he said. “This was only extended to us after a lengthy political and legal battle which saw the United Kingdom being taken to the European Court of Human Rights in … [Read more...] about Gibraltar urged to vote in EU election
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Filipinos have began casting their vote in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances on the president.Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying for about 18,000 congressional and local posts in the high-stakes elections in one of Asia's most rambunctious democracies.Many see the elections as a crucial referendum on Duterte's rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, his unorthodox leadership style, combative and sexist joke-laden outbursts and contentious embrace of China."President Duterte's name is not on the ballot but this is very much a referendum on his three years of very disruptive yet very popular presidency," Manila-based analyst Richard Heydarian said.The outcome of the polls would show whether the Filipino populace affirms or rejects Duterte's authoritarian-style leadership in an Asian bastion of … [Read more...] about Millions vote in Philippines elections
POLL: Did you vote in the elections this week?The country took to the polling stations this week to vote in their local district elections.Do you vote in your local ward? … [Read more...] about POLL: Did you vote in the elections?
Opinion PUBLISHED: 11:04 30 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:16 30 April 2019 Toby the Norfolk Terrier outside the polling station at Cromer Community Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2015 Since I turned 18, I have never thought twice about voting in an election . Whether it was for town, district and county councillors, parliamentary candidates or European seats, I have strolled into the polling station and proudly put my 'X' in the box.My Mum and Dad brought me up to cherish my vote - and they were absolutely right,We are privileged to live in a country where we are given the ability to chose those who represent us at all levels of local, national and European governments.We must honour those who have fought for the right for us to do that - and think about people in so many parts of the globe where the opportunity to vote is so far from reality.So for those reasons I will be tieing my dog Scruffy to the post outside the polling station on Thursday … [Read more...] about This is the closest I’ve come to not voting in an election
Residents who are eligible to take part in the local ward, town and parish council elections on Thursday, May 2 do not need a poll card in order to vote. Poll cards are sent out to all registered voters shortly before an election and gives information about the election, the location of the polling station and the opening and closing times as well as the name, address and electoral number of the voter.If the poll card has not been received, or it has been lost or misplaced, as long as people are on the electoral register and are eligible to vote in these elections, they can go to their local polling station and give their name and address before being issued with a ballot paper.Polling stations across the East Riding will be open on Thursday, 2 May from 7am until 10pmCaroline Lacey, returning officer, said: “Many people may be put off from voting because they don’t have a poll card but they can attend their local polling station, give their name and address and they will be … [Read more...] about East Riding residents ‘do not need a poll card to vote in local elections’