Tag : voting

Comment | The Case for Votes at 16

5 years ago / 0 comments

With Ed Miliband’s call to lower the voting age to 16, and this summer’s announcement that 16 and 17 year olds living in Scotland will be able to cast their vote in the independence referendum, you don’t have to look far to see that the civil rights of young people … Read More

Is block voting undemocratic?

6 years ago / 0 comments

With the leadership race upon us, it’s time to start thinking about who your votes will go to. Certain societies have been known to influence who their members collectively vote for. Debate asks, is block voting wrong?           YES: Natalie Oliver Encouraging block voting manipulates the … Read More

Leadership race kicks off

6 years ago / 0 comments

A record number of students have nominated themselves to run the Union. Students having been putting themselves forward since December for one of the six Student Executive roles: Activities Officer, Education Officer, Union Affairs Officer, Community Officer, Welfare Officer and Equality and Diversity Officer. The Union has confirmed that 63 … Read More

Police boss wins with zero votes

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 Students have given the thumbs down to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) as turnout in one student area was zero per cent. At the polling station situated in Bodington Hall, where 1, 055 eligible voters were on the electoral list to vote, not one person visited the polling station, … Read More

Voting from space

6 years ago / 0 comments

As we all saw from Tuesday’s US presidential election, every vote counts. With “absentee” American’s casting their vote early by post or in person, how could the few that are not even on Earth cast their vote? The ultimate “absentee” voters would be living on board the International Space Station, … Read More