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Posts Tagged ‘elections’

UK General Election

Details of the UK General Election on 7 May 2015.

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Where’s my vote?

The 2010 general election highlighted several problems in the logistics of UK elections - including where expat voting is concerned. What can be done about it?

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Can I count your vote? – Dunno, can you…?

"Photos of the worthy aspirants were included because not everyone can read. Even then not all could see: one elderly lady held her voting paper up close to her eyes and remonstrated with her daughter, 'Hey! You didn't tell me I voted for Baldy.'" Ginnie Bedggood looks at the often chaotic count in the 2006 Dominican Republic elections.

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Glitz, bling and merengue

"Candidates do not canvass door to door here. Instead they have 'caravans' – motorcades with the candidate sitting on the roof of an SUV via the sun roof, surrounded by supporters in a procession of vehicles. Plus the ubiquitous mobile ghetto-blaster, of course." Ginnie Bedggood takes a wry look at election campaigning DR style!

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British Expat Newsletter:
4 November 2004

This week: Four more bloody years - Dubya is re-elected.

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