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March 27, 2005

Vote twice on May 5th

Writing about web page http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

No this isn't an entry encoraging you to commit fraud…

Infact if you live in two different places (as many students do), you may be able to vote twice in Local elections, if your two addresses are in two different Council areas.

For example if your home address is in Staffordshire and you live in Warwickshire whist at Uni you can vote in both elections on May 5th, povided you are on both electoral registers.

Of course it may be inconvienient for you to be in two places at once, you you may want to apply for a postal vote for your home address at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Local elections are being held for County Councils only, so they may not be being held where you live. They are being held in Warwickshire (Leamington, Kenilworth, plus Hurst, Cryfield, Redfern, Lakeside, Heronbank, and any other residences on that side of Gibbet Hill Road). There are no local elections in Coventry and the rest of campus this time.

In the event of a general election you are only allowed to vote once, regardless of how many times you are registered (although it is up to you where to vote).

Benny


March 05, 2005

Provisional Referenda Results

These have now been placed on the elections group notice board. The provisional results for the Elections and Co-options held at Union Council this week are up there as well.

All motions reached the quorum of 1417.

The provisional referenda results are as follows:

Motion 1 – Limiting Devolved Department Discussions

For 965
Against 267
Abstain 221

Motion Carried

Motion 2 – Allowing Stances on all International Issues

For 777
Against 503
Abstain 172

Motion Carried

Motion 3 – No Stance on Emotive International Issues

For 742
Against 542
Abstain 154

Motion Carried

Motion 4 – Abortion: The Right to Choose

For 995
Against 341
Abstain 149

Motion Carried

Motion 5 – Paper Voting Option

For 676
Against 561
Abstain 187

Motion Carried

Motion 6 – Sabbatical Expenses

For 1058
Against 243
Abstain 127

Motion Carried

The complaints deadline is 12 noon Wednesday and requests for recounts must be made by 5 pm Tuesday.

Assuming that the results to motions 2 and 3 stand, they will both lapse immediately and none of the resolves of these policies will take effect.

The constitutional change in motion 5 is subject to approval by the University Council.


March 04, 2005

EU citizens should register to vote

Writing about web page http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

If you are a EU citizen resident in the UK you are entitled to vote in UK Local and European elections. Irish and Maltese Citizens are also entitled to vote in Parlimentary elections.

If you are not registered to vote, you should download a form and return it to your electoral registration officer by March 11th to vote in the elections being held on May 5th (if you live on campus, the university should have registered you already).

The EU countries are as follows:
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus (part)
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Ireland
Italy
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Sweeden
Spain
United Kingdom


Commonwealth citizens should register to vote

Writing about web page http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

If you are a commonwealth citizen resident in the UK you are entitled to vote in UK elections. This was initally provided for by the Representation of the People Act 1918.

If you are not registered to vote, you should download a form and return it to your electoral registration officer by March 11th to vote in the elections being held on May 5th (if you live on campus, the university should have registered you already).

The commonwealth countries are as follows:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Cameroon
Canada
Cyprus
Dominica
Fiji Islands
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
United Republic of Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe


March 03, 2005

Quorum

The Quorum for the Referenda is 1417.

In addition, motions will also be quorate if 945 votes are cast for, or 945 votes are cast against.


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