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European, Local and Referendum Polling day thread… May 24, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Observations, predictions, general analysis all welcome on this thread. Hod did the campaigns go? What about the referendum? Any straws in the wind. And while I’m at it, I’ve never been in a polling place that was crowded, anyone have that experience and if so where and was it a specific time?

A friend of mine is presiding over a polling place, has done for years. It’s a long old day for them. There very very early in the morning and having to stay on until 11 or so. Anyone here done that?

It’s frustrating that the European election results will be delayed, I’m guessing there’s no exit poll, or is there one? Anyhow, share what you think. And of course hardly need to encourage anyone here to exercise our votes.

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1. GW - May 24, 2019

Not strictly election related but why not combine voting with attending Fridays4Future while you’re at it?

Big turnout in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa – the wave is rolling into Europe.

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2. GW - May 24, 2019

The way so many EU citizens living in the UK were denied a vote yesterday comes as no surprise given the social and political context there.

Vote to stop it spreading to the Republic.

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3. GW - May 24, 2019

I think you can run an exit poll but not publish until after the last vote is made across the EU.

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4. Joe - May 24, 2019

Left the house at about 8.20am. Didn’t see any voters heading into the primary school voting station beside my gaff. Saw a good few young lads going into the secondary school as usual.
No voting going on in Glasnevin. No Friday4Future either 😦

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5. irishelectionliterature - May 24, 2019

Voted at 8 or so in my local polling station, a steady stream of voters but less than usual the lady at the desk said.
That European Ballot paper is massive.
Was up at a Hurling match in the club last night and from talking to people there I get the impression FG are in for a kicking.

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GW - May 24, 2019

That’s hopeful. Fewer EPP the better.

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Aonrud ⚘ - May 24, 2019
EWI - May 24, 2019

Was up at a Hurling match in the club last night and from talking to people there I get the impression FG are in for a kicking.

Excellent, excellent.

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6. Tawdy - May 24, 2019

The wife and I voted around 9.30am. Very quite, about 8 polling booths there and 3 or 4 voting.
In other good news May is gone before June. 🤪

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7. Joe - May 24, 2019

FG getting a kicking? I’m going to revise my prediction for the melting pot of Cabra Glasnevin. The FG ticket there is weak – two newbies, one with no history of work on the ground – and they’ve no candidate in the Glasnevin end which should be a strong area for them. And Labour are stuck in low numbers at the polls, so I hereby deem that they’ll get another kicking too.

So, latest prediction: 1 FF (Fitzpatrick); 1 SF (McGrattan); 1 Ind (Perry); 1 SD (Gannon); 1 Lab (Clancy); 1 Green; and the last one between FG, SF, FF, Ind (McCabe); SP (Harrold): Lab (Sherlock)*

*This prediction is subject to change as I receive intelligence updates from my people across the constituency as the day progresses.

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

Which LEA is Gannon running in?

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Up Cabra Phibsboro way isn’t it?

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

Ta

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Joe - May 24, 2019

Cabra Glasnevin to be exact.

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8. Joe - May 24, 2019

Funny. I’ve heard people saying that FG are in for a kicking, that Labour have flatlined, that SF are going to lose seats – in the locals. So what does that mean? A good day for FF and for smaller parties and independents?

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9. WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

North Strand polling place, which covers the part of East Wall I’m in. About 5. Pretty brisk. Those are some ballot papers, European enormous as IEL says, but the Local was only trotting after it.

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10. Alibaba - May 24, 2019

I’ve been told that the vote hits mid 30s by now.

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11. Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

Quiet this morning but picked up at tea time. Three of the four booths on the stand were occupied when I went to mark my paper. Plenty of cars parked on the road outside the other polling station in my area (where I used to vote when I first moved here).

There was no personation agent at any of the tables and no garda in the building, which are both changes from when I first voted and first worked in elections. (We’re a trusting bunch these days.)

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

Maybe we’ve become too complacent

Complaint made to gardaí over alleged electoral fraud in Sligo

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12. Joe - May 24, 2019

When I left for work this morning it was all quiet. But on the way home this evening it’s like fiesta. The young crowd are out in force and it’s reminiscent of the atmosphere at the time of the great Together for Yes weekend. Yes, the Spice Girls are in town.

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13. Enzo - May 24, 2019

those Ballot papers were a nightmare. I actually gave up giving preferences in the Europeans. Turnout seemed lower than usual according to the lads in my polling station in Ballincollig.

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14. Paul Culloty - May 24, 2019

6 p.m. turnout in Kerry reported as 28%, which reportedly is at the higher end of the spectrum.

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15. WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

This on RTÉ:

A REDC exit poll for RTÉ and TG4 will give an early indication of voters preferences after the polls close tonight.

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019
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NFB - May 24, 2019

Disaster for Fianna Fail. The end of Casey I would hope.

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

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NFB - May 24, 2019

That’s a disaster for Boylan right?

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019
WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Bloody hell, Mchugh at that level? Big question is where do Cuffes transfers go if elected on first count.

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

anyone got South Constituency?

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Found it.

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Ireland, RED C exit poll:

South EU Constituency

Kelly (FG-EPP): 16%
Ní Riada (SF-LEFT): 13%
Kelleher (FF-ALDE): 13%
O’Sullivan (GP-G/EFA): 12%
Byrne (FF-ALDE): 9%
Wallace (I4C-LEFT): 10%
Clune (FG-EPP): 9%
Doyle (FG-EPP): 4%
Nunan (Lab-S&D): 3%
Brennan(*-*): 2%
2:12 PM – 24 May 2019

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17. AdoPerry - May 24, 2019

Glasnevin 45-50% voted, Cabra Navan Road 40-42% voted and Phibsborough 35-40% voted.

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Joe - May 25, 2019

Decent enough numbers.

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18. Miguel62 - May 24, 2019

Looks like Cuffe cruising in with a small surplus. Durkans transfer will elect Fitzgerald. You’d have to think Clare Daly will pick up enough transfers from White/Ryan/Gannon to be comfortable. That’d leave Boylan and Andrews to fight for the 1st sub berth. Normally you’d expect a left candidate to overhaul an FFer with that small a gap but are SF still as transfer repellent as before?

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Sounds plausible – not a great day for SF

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Joe - May 24, 2019

Don’t rule out Gannon? Transfer-friendly from Greens and others?

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Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

Others include neighbours? (HT to IEL)

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19. Miguel62 - May 24, 2019

How come we had an exit poll down here when the media up north are saying they’re not allowed publish one until after polls close across Europe on Sunday evening? Hard to imagine Ireland ignoring an EU law on this sort of thing while the UK upholds it!

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rockroots - May 25, 2019

Dutch exit polls were being published this morning (the centre-left did well). Maybe it’s just a UK rule?

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20. Tomboktu - May 24, 2019

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