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Council elections: Need for honest growth debate in 2016

Brisbane Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
You may have noticed the city's letterboxes, airwaves, train stations and social media feeds are becoming saturated with campaign messages for March's council elections. It has been clear for some months that development will be made a central theme of ...
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recount for 2014 Listowel local elections underway

RTE.ie - ‎3 hours ago‎
The recounting of votes cast in the 2014 local elections in the Listowel Municipal Area has begun. The 'count afresh' is being held at John Mitchells GAA hall in Tralee.

Uganda's youth are choosing peace hashtags over violence as elections loom

Quartz - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ronah Ahumuza provides information on human rights, election day procedures and avoiding violence to young voters in Katongole slum.
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Election spending claims 'serious', Conservative MP says

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
A Conservative MP has said he will raise what he called "serious allegations" about the party's election spending with its ruling board.
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North Carolina's Tainted 2016 Primary Election

CityLab - ‎13 hours ago‎
Voters in North Carolina are caught in a heap of confusion as they approach their state's March 15 primary election. A federal court ruled on February 5 that congressional district lines drawn in 2011 are invalid because they packed African American ...
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Winners and losers from the New Hampshire primary elections

Dallas Morning News (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
A supporter holds up a scarf in celebration at Donald Trump's election night party in Manchester New Hampshire primary voters overwhelmingly chose two candidates who have railed against Wall Street and its coziness with Washington and have vowed to ...
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Riot Gear for Ugandan Police Ahead of Elections That May Challenge President's 30-Year-Rule

VICE News - ‎15 hours ago‎
The police in Uganda are preparing for the upcoming national elections by stocking up on anti-riot gear, boosting security in the country as President Yoweri Museveni vies for a fifth term in office.
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Ghana: Election Steering Committee inaugurated for November 7 elections

AfricaNews - ‎14 hours ago‎
An 18-member Election Steering Committee has been inaugurated by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, to co-ordinate the activities of the various stakeholders within the electoral process to ensure a successful presidential and parliamentary elections ...

Franklin County elections board expands HQ for presidential race

Columbus Dispatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
The large crowds expected to turn out for the 2016 presidential primary and general elections won't have to wait in the cold to cast their early ballots in Franklin County.
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Demystifying Iran's parliamentary election process

Brookings Institution (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
While the Majlis is institutionally separate from the Guardians' Council, an appointed body of 12 Islamic jurists, the Council plays a large role in the parliament's elections and its legislative role. The 290 members of the Majlis represent Iran's 207 ...

Do opinion polls influence the outcome of elections?

Belfast Telegraph - ‎3 hours ago‎
The general election 2015 wasn't exactly a success for the UK polling industry, and although LucidTalk had no involvement with the national UK polling, we still get the little jibe remarks about our own polls, and 'getting it wrong', but we take all ...
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Power electrifies Africa as elections loom

BDlive - ‎8 hours ago‎
MORE than a quarter of the African countries south of the Sahara have presidential elections this year, and renewable energy developers could stand to benefit.

Election 2016: The Problem with Polls

Discovery News - ‎21 hours ago‎
When New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in today's primary election, the candidates won't be the only ones tested by the results that emerge out of the the Granite State.

Preparations on for Assembly elections

The Hindu - ‎11 hours ago‎
Dates for the ensuing Assembly polls in the State are yet to be declared, but the district authorities have started arrangements to hold the elections. According to District Collector U.V. Jose, 1,411 polling stations will be arranged in the nine ...

Why Was The Republican Party Left Off A Sacramento County Elections Mailer?

CBS Local - ‎5 hours ago‎
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - Hundreds of calls have poured into the Sacramento County elections office from registered voters who are concerned their chosen political parties may be left off the ballot.

NSW Local Government Association calls for a single date for council elections

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Separate elections should not be held for merging and non-merging councils, the peak body for the state's local government sector says.
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Special legislative elections favor Republicans in Bloomington and Anoka

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
Two established local politicians tried Tuesday night to hold onto state legislative seats for their parties in special elections in Bloomington and the Anoka area. Only one succeeded. In a narrow surprise victory, Republican Chad Anderson, a local ...

Preparations underway in Missoula for upcoming elections

NBC Montana - ‎16 hours ago‎
Election judges train for a minimum of three hours and, during elections, perform duties like signing in voters and explaining election procedures. "We are trying to get 700 to 800 here in Missoula County," said Missoula County Election Administrator ...
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Uganda elections 2016: 'I am not a fanatic of presidency' claims President Museveni

International Business Times UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Facing Museveni in the upcoming general elections are Dr Kizza Besigye - leader of opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) - and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister and founder of Museveni's National Resistance Movement (NRM) ...

The Power of Social Media in Uganda's 2016 Elections

Global Voices Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ugandans like never before use social media tools to engage in election-related chatter. According to the Uganda Communication Commission, Uganda had over 11 million Internet users as of March 2015 and 1.8 million Facebook subscribers in the country ...
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