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 Irish presidential election Information
Irish presidential elections elect the President of Ireland: the Republic of Ireland's head of state.
The President of Ireland is formally elected by the citizens of Ireland once in every seven years, except in the event of premature vacancy, when an election must be held within sixty days.
While both Irish and UK citizens resident in the state may vote in elections to Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament), only Irish citizens, who must be at least eighteen years of age, may vote in the election of the President.
www.bookrags.com /Irish_presidential_election   (202 words)

  Elections in Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Residents of the Republic who are Irish citizens or British citizens may participate in elections to the national parliament.
While both Irish and UK citizens resident in the state may vote in elections to Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament), only Irish citizens, who must be at least eighteen years of age, may vote in the election of the President.
Irish elections, 1921 in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Ireland   (511 words)

 BBC News | WORLD | Dana adds glamour to election campaign
Irish presidential elections do not usually spark any great interest outside the Emerald Isle but the presence on the hustings of a former Eurovision Song Contest winner has certainly generated a good deal of interest in Britain and America.
Her father, although a barber by profession, was a talented trumpet player and the young Dana -- the prefix Dana, which means bold in Irish, was originally a nickname given to her by schoolmates because of her precociousness -- was taught piano and learned ballet.
Dana became a spokesman for the Irish branch of UNICEF and in 1992 moved to the United States and started broadcasting with the Catholic cable channel EWTN in Alabama.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/12557.stm   (476 words)

 The Irish Senate elections of 1925
There had never before been an election treating the whole 26-county area as one constituency, nor would there be again until the Presidential election of 1945 - there would not even be a nationwide plebiscite until the new constitution was adopted in 1937.
The election's potential for consolidating the new State's democratic institutions had been critically undermined by the low turnout, at a time when the Boundary Commission and the absence from the Dáil of the largest opposition party were still unresolved.
Irish politicians tend not to like that, and are even now attempting to change the system to prevent this happening in future.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/h1925.htm   (1875 words)

 HarpWeek | Elections | 1880 Large Cartoons
Protestant Irish, on the other hand, were praised, on the few occasions when they were considered by the paper.
Beginning with the 1864 presidential election and ending with the 1884 presidential election, Harper's Weekly was a staunchly pro-Republican newspaper.
The Irish were often considered to be pugnacious by nature or nurture, and were believed to play a major role in the violence and corruption of the Democratic party, especially through urban political machines, such as New York City's Tammany Hall.
elections.harpweek.com /1880/cartoon-1880-large.asp?UniqueID=35&Year=1880   (438 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Now that the General Election is over, it's a good time to look at different voting methods practised in other countries and see whether our system suits us very well.
Elections lie at the heart of representative democracy, enacting citizens' rights to have a say in by whom they are governed.
This is used in Australia and for the Irish presidential elections.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/04/07/fea08.html   (1573 words)

 Upcoming Presidential Elections
He's going to open with some remarks about the election in general and then would be pleased to take your questions.
In other words, this election is not only about, you know, who's got the numbers, who's going to win, but it's about who's got ideas and who is appealing to the American public.
In other words, this is a, like most elections -- and I'm sure this is true in almost any country -- the election -- when there's an incumbent running, the election tends to be the incumbent versus himself.
fpc.state.gov /fpc/37918.htm   (6957 words)

 Irish Voices
Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern said indications were the proposed legislation could be in place for the start of 2008.
The generation of Irish who have arrived here more recently are themselves now putting down new and deep roots and our a precious asset as we build a relationship and keep it fresh and vibrant for the future.
Irish priests and nuns established parochial schools that have helped generations of children build lives of prosperity and purpose.
www.irishvoices.blogspot.com   (5207 words)

 California Secretary of State - Elections & Voter Information - Voter Participation Hall of Fame
Election Night Volunteers Program: This program, developed by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, promotes community involvement in the running of elections.
Presentations on in-school elections and opportunities to register for these elections are made to all freshman classes.
Riverside County provided touch screen voting to all of its voters during the November 7, 2000 general election making it the first county in the nation to provide touch screen voting county wide for voters during a presidential general election.
www.ss.ca.gov /elections/elections_hall.htm   (1334 words)

 Elections around the World
This election was the first time that parties were allowed to post representatives at all 40 000 polling stations as well as being given the vote tallies at the end of polling.
UN press release of 9 July 2004 welcomes Afghanistan’s announcement of the presidential and parliamentary polling dates by the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), which is the independent body responsible for conducting and supervising elections in Afghanistan.
Unless the presidential elections provide Indonesia with a strong president, probably from one of the larger parties, then the legislative process may become progressively cumbersome and subject to delays.
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/POL/WorldElections.htm   (3308 words)

 U.S. Presidential Elections
The Importance of Debate in the 2004 Presidential Election
John Kerry has recently filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming that the sponsors of the Swift Boat Veterans against Kerry ads are working in conjunction with the Bush/Cheney campaign.
The current presidential election, which seems to be a duel between George W. Bush and John Kerry, has a strong historical similarity with the 1988 presidential election that saw George H.W. Bush face Michael Dukakis.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/presidential_elections   (611 words)

 Who's Who in the Russian Presidential Elections
There are other contenders in the presidential election as well: for example, liberal economist Grigory Yavlinsky, the most pro-reforin and pro-Western of all the candidates, including Yeltsin; na- tionalist General Alexander Lebed; neo-fascist Vladimir Zhirinovsky; and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Russian elections are conducted by paper ballot: pre-printed sheets of paper on which voters check off the names of their preferred candidates.
The fact that the presidential elections are taking place at all indicates how far Russia has pro- gressed on the road to freedom.
www.heritage.org /Research/GovernmentReform/FYI107.cfm   (5539 words)

 Dail Elections since 1918
I do not intend to go much further into politics in what is now the Irish Republic here, since many other sites do that in much more detail, and this web-site is generally devoted to Northern Irish elections.
The result was that future Senate elections in the Irish Free State were restricted to TDs and Senators, and the rate of replacement was stepped up to twenty members plus vacancies rather than fifteen at each triennial election.
Afer this sequence of elections, there was general relief among the political classes when Hillery announced that he would seek a second term as President, and he was re-elected unopposed.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/gdala.htm   (3582 words)

 Global Voices Online » Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With two days left to the first round of the presidential election, the widely viewed Globo Network nightly news program Jornal Nacional placed greatest emphasis on showing pictures of the money captured by the Federal Police in the alleged election scandal called dossiergate.
On August 20th, Congolese election officials declared that no candidate in the July 30th election had received the required majority, and that a runoff would be held between presidential candidates Joseph Kabila, the interim president, and Jean-Pierre Bemba, the interim vice-president.
Election and Censorship Dialectics in the Brazilian Blogosphere
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/topics/elections   (6118 words)

 RangeVoting.org - experimental ballot spoilage rates for different voting systems
According to official plurality-vote totals: Florida's ballot spoilage rate in 2000 was 3%, and for the US nationwide 2000 presidential election, 1.9 million ballots were spoiled and hence uncounted versus 105 million that were counted, for a spoilage rate of 1.8%.
Ireland holds its presidential elections using the IRV system, an event of low interest because the position is largely powerless and ceremonial in nature, and often only one candidate runs unopposed.
(7 year terms.) In the 1997 election, which was the last contested one (according to http://www.electionsireland.org and the Binghampton elections archive), Mary McAleese won in a 5-candidate race.
rangevoting.org /SPRates.html   (1645 words)

 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
(4) The expenses incurred by a local returning officer in complying with this section at a presidential election shall be expenses incurred by him for the purposes of such election within the meaning of section 21 of the Principal Act, and that section shall apply and have effect accordingly.
(ii) it is probable that, if the poll were held on the appointed polling day, the ballot boxes used at the appointed polling station could not reach the appointed place for the opening of the ballot boxes used in that constituency at that presidential election at or before the hour of 9 o'clock a.m.
—This Act may be cited as the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act, 1946, and the Principal Act and this Act may be cited together as the Presidential Elections Acts, 1937 and 1946.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /1946_29.html   (1268 words)

 FairVote - Massachusetts
The Irish presidential elections are run by IRV, and in 1990, the three candidates running for the office - Brian Lenihan, Mary Robinson, and Austin Currie - received 44 percent, 38 percent, and 17 percent of the first votes, respectively.
The "instant'' in IRV refers to the fact that all the runoff elections are run at once, on one ballot, rather than in district rounds, but the technology exists to make the results virtually instant, too.
Cambridge's recent success with computerizing its preference elections has shown that once the ballots are loaded into a central computer, the process of redistributing ballots and determining a winner can take a matter of seconds.
www.fairvote.org /interns/?page=1440&articlemode=showspecific&showarticle=50   (757 words)

 Irish Echo Online - Editorial
To balance things up a bit, Irish passport holders from the North whose names had been entered on the voting register for the previous, or during the previous 10 years, would be entitled to vote.
The party's 1997 election manifesto, "People Before Politics," stated that Fianna Fáil was "Committed to working out the arrangements to give emigrants the right to vote in Dáil, presidential and European Parliament elections, and in referendums.
But they had to be pushed and prodded by Mexican immigrant campaigners in the U.S. who, unlike their Irish counterparts, have been less inclined to return to a Mexico that is yet to attain the status of an Irish-style tiger economy -- one with virtually zero unemployment.
www.irishecho.com /newspaper/story.cfm?id=16763   (1016 words)

 Irish Abroad - Irish American News
Back when activist Irish America and the Irish government were at loggerheads over Northern Ireland, the battle for the hearts and minds of American politicians was not between the British and the Irish, but rather the Irish government and Noraid.
In a blunt letter to Beame, then Irish consul general in New York, Gearoid O Clerigh, told him his attendance at a Mass and demonstration in the city had caused the Irish government great concern.
IRISH American Republicans (IAR) are expected to announce that presidential contender Senator John McCain will be their Irish American of the Year for 2007.
www.irishabroad.com /news/irishinamerica/columnists/intelligencer/Intelligencer-100107.asp   (771 words)

 G21 Europe: Irish Eyes
Irish citizens who reside in British occupied Ireland expect little or nothing from the British administration except their eventual departure.
While many TDs (Members of the Irish Parliament) have paid lip-service to emigrant voting rights that ignore Irish citizens resident in the north of Ireland; legislation has yet to be drafted never mind enacted.
Thousands of Irish citizens, resident in the north of Ireland, travel on passports issued by the Irish government, a testament of their pride in their nationality and, in the case of many, a political statement of their rejection of partition and foreign occupation.
www.g21.net /irish7.htm   (618 words)

 Presidential Elections Ireland 2004
Normally, although there had been contested elections, presidential candidates were proposed by the current government and the post was regarded as a sinecure for eminent party-servers.
This "back door" to becoming a presidential candidate was further facilitated this time by the government announcing that there would be no party whip applied to councils voting for candidates.
I realise that my bid to enter the Presidential race is coming at a late moment but even so, there may still be time to seek and get suppport.
www.planorganic.com /presidential.htm   (3415 words)

 freedomforum.org: Irish Parliament votes to ban late pre-election polls
The lower house of the Irish Parliament last night approved a government-backed measure banning public-opinion polls in the seven days before an election, an action that was promptly pounced on by an irate news media.
The measure would bar conducting or publishing a public-opinion survey within the week leading to the election, and would apply to presidential elections and elections to the Dáil, (the Irish Parliament) and the European Parliament as well as to local polls and referendums.
There have been Irish press reports that the government was warned, before the bill was passed by the Dáil, of constitutional problems, in particular, a provision that includes "the right of the citizens to express freely their convictions and opinions."
www.freedomforum.org /templates/document.asp?documentID=14343   (604 words)

 The perplexing mathematics of presidential elections
When Slobodan Milosevic claimed victory in the Yugoslavian elections last month, the opposition cried foul and the population took to the streets in protest, eventually forcing Milosevic to admit defeat and stand down.
Judging by the comments immediately after the election, the majority of Democrat and Republican voters were strongly opposed to Reform Party candidate Ventura moving into the Governor's mansion.
Faced with such confusion in how to count votes in elections with three or more candidates, it's tempting to say that the only fair way to decide the issue is to choose the individual who would beat every other candidate in head-to-head, two-party contests.
www.maa.org /devlin/devlin_11_00.html   (2718 words)

 Newshound: Daily Northern Ireland news catalog - Irish News article
By planning for Irish unity and by demonstrating that unification can lead to a better society for all the people of Ireland, nationalists will go far in persuading many unionists that they can have a secure future in a new, united Ireland.
The Irish government should maximise the participation of Irish citizens living in the north in the democratic life of the nation.
If Irish unity is to be achieved we need to see the coming together of all those who want to bring it about.
www.nuzhound.com /articles/irish_news/arts2005/nov28_partition_is_absurdity_in_all_terms__CRuane.php   (912 words)

 CJO - Abstract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Elections to the Irish presidency belong to the category of those in which hardly any political power is involved.
In elections such as this one, according to second-order election theory, voter behaviour reflects mainly preferences in the first-order political arena, where actual policy is made.
This theory fails, however, to explain voter preferences in the 1997 Irish presidential elections.
journals.cambridge.org /action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=57449   (155 words)

 Publius Pundit - Blogging the democratic revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bishkek, 30 June 2005 (RFE/RL) — Kyrgyzstan’s election officials have given permission to some 80 foreign groups to monitor the country’s 10 July presidential poll, but have rejected a monitoring request from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Tuiguunali Abdraimov, chairman of the election commission, said late today that 810 observers and 187 foreign reporters have so far applied and been approved to monitor the poll.
The CIS Election Monitoring Organization had expressed concern after its 21 June application was delayed, saying it was likely due to the group’s “principles” that it said “may provoke fears from those political forces that wish to repeat the lawlessness in March.” (AFP, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service)
www.publiuspundit.com /?p=1328   (296 words)

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