Voting in the Euro Elections ?

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Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by Manoverboard » 09 May 2019, 16:28

I, and others it seems, have never voted in a(n) Euro Election before …. can anybody who has please clarify the procedure ?

This Topic is ' Brexit ' focused because it is the only factual example I can offer at this time.

Knowledge so far gleaned which is correct / could be correct / could be totally wrong.

- We live in Dorset and that is part of the South West area for Euro voting purposes.

- Ann Widdecombe is the ' Lead ' person re Brexit but ALL / MOST other Parties are represented of course

- We have a ' Brexit ' Party leaflet which lists a number of candidates.

- Dorset Council provides a list of all candidates for all participating Partys

Now ….

Comparing the list, as above, only one of those names listed coincides with the pamphlet we have received.

Do we therefore vote for that person or do we vote for a Party or something else.

Any ideas ?

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by barney » 09 May 2019, 16:34

I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the answer I gave some moments ago :wave:

See #4 below :wave:
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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by barney » 09 May 2019, 16:36

I all seriousness, the lead candidate gets the first seat and so on down the list for the party. So, should say Labour win two seats, it would be their number one and two on the list that would take them.

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by Manoverboard » 09 May 2019, 16:52

I tried to copy it over Barney but it seems to have got lost in the post :lol:

ps … found it and then correctly deleted it as a duplicate :thumbup:

Anyhowz it looks like this ….

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I'm assuming that you vote for the party Moby

Like millions of others , I've never bothered with the EU elections before.

I've researched the voting system and it does make sense after a couple of reads.

It's sort of proportional representation.

The largest amount of votes gets the first seat.
That original number is then divided by two.
It the same party is still the largest, they get the next seat and it's divided by two again.
If another party is then the largest amount, they get the next seat and their vote is divided by two.
and so on ...
It's impossible for one party to win all the seats available (six in our case)

We could for instance end up with
1 x Brexit
1 x Lib(anti)Dems
1 x Green
1 x Tory
1 x Labour
1 x UKIP

Or any permutation of above, depending on votes cast.
I note that the Conservatives don't appear to be putting out a Manifesto so they may be a total write off and their voters moving to Brexit or UKIP.
I'd guess that quite a few Labour voters will also move to Brexit or Change UK, depending on their views.

For the first time in memory, the EU elections are actually interesting

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by CaroleF » 10 May 2019, 10:02

In the EU elections you vote for the party, not the individual. So under Brexit party they list all the candidates in your area standing for the Brexit party and then the same for all the other parties.

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by Manoverboard » 10 May 2019, 10:43

Ah ha, thanks Carole :thumbup:

I have no idea if I get one or multiple votes, although I have thus far assumed just the one.

…. so, should one put one's X in the Party Box or against any ( or even all) of that Party's candidates ?

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by GillD46 » 10 May 2019, 11:36

We have already voted.
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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by Manoverboard » 10 May 2019, 12:11

Manoverboard wrote:
10 May 2019, 10:43
Ah ha, thanks Carole :thumbup:

I have no idea if I get one or multiple votes, although I have thus far assumed just the one.

…. so, should one put one's X in the Party Box or against any ( or even all) of that Party's candidates ?
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According to the ' Labour ' leaflet it seems one puts a cross in the box that reflects the Party, where all of their candidates are listed below that Party name and all are collectively contained within a single block.

By Jove I think he's finally got it … :lol:


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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by CaroleF » 11 May 2019, 15:08

As far as I understand it, only one vote!

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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 11 May 2019, 17:22

Does anyone actually know who theis present Euro MP is? I certainly don't. They manage to stay invisible.


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Re: Voting in the Euro Elections ?

Post by anniec » 11 May 2019, 18:19

And here's an update on EU Parliament voting intentions:

BREX: 34% (+6)
LAB: 21% (-7)
LDEM: 12% (+5)
CON: 11% (-3)
GRN: 8% (+2)
UKIP: 4% (+1)
CHUK: 3% (-4)

via @OpiniumResearch, 08 May

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