Polls – Buzzez http://buzzez.co.uk/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:23:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://buzzez.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Polls – Buzzez http://buzzez.co.uk/ 32 32 The poll is just a poll https://buzzez.co.uk/the-poll-is-just-a-poll/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:23:00 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/the-poll-is-just-a-poll/

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha makes a point in response to a reporter’s question after a June 14 cabinet meeting. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rejected opinion poll findings that put him behind the opposition’s Paetongtarn Shinawatra, saying his actions spoke louder than any political poll.

“A poll is just a poll,” Gen. Prayut told reporters on Monday, after a deep sigh.

He was asked about a Nida poll released on Sunday which showed him in third place as the preferred prime minister. The youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra topped the poll for the first time. Advance party leader Pita Limjaroenrat finished second.

The Prime Minister said his work speaks for itself. He worked for the majority and questioned the credibility of all opinion polls.

General Prayut in turn denounced the media which he said had nothing to read and reported without regard to fairness.

The Pheu Thai party welcomed the result of the survey by the National Institute of Development Administration.

Senator Wanchai Sornsiri said more time was needed to prepare her for such a post and warned that her political ambitions could end up like those of her predecessors.

Thaksin and his aunt Yingluck were removed from their posts as prime minister by military coups. Yingluck’s government was overthrown in 2014 by General Prayut when he was the commander-in-chief of the army.

Presidential polls: Eye on tribal votes in other states, BSP backs Draupadi Murmu; Mayawati slams Oppn https://buzzez.co.uk/presidential-polls-eye-on-tribal-votes-in-other-states-bsp-backs-draupadi-murmu-mayawati-slams-oppn/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:17:39 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/presidential-polls-eye-on-tribal-votes-in-other-states-bsp-backs-draupadi-murmu-mayawati-slams-oppn/ In a setback for the opposition ahead of the presidential elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced on Saturday that it would back the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former governor of Jharkhand. Draupadhi Murmu who could become the first Adivasi person to hold the position. The party made the decision considering tribal votes not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in states such as Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh where it is trying to gain a foothold.

BSP Chairman Mayawati’s announcement bolsters Murmu’s already significant chances of winning against opposition consensus candidate and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha. Mayawati criticized opposition parties for not inviting the BSP to meetings on June 15 and 21 where the names of likely candidates were discussed before all parties agreed to nominate Sinha. “While the anti-BSP and caste attitude of the opposition continues, now the BSP is free to make a decision in any matter,” she said.

The BSP chief also claimed that the decision to support Murmu was taken not to favor the NDA. “With the party and its movement in mind, the decision was made to make a hardworking and skilled woman from a tribal community the president of the country,” she added.

The BSP has 10 MPs in Lok Sabha and will have a Rajya Sabha MP on July 18 when presidential elections are held. The BSP has one MP elected in the UP Vidhan Sabha. The party had six MPs in Rajasthan, but all joined Congress in 2019.

In Uttar Pradesh, voters from Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities make up a significant portion of the electorate in Assembly segments such as Obra, Duddhi and Robertsganj. For the party, the “Adivasi samaj” is an important element of its movement and its future electoral strategies.

A BSP official said the party was not going to gain anything by staying with the opposition in the presidential elections as these parties had ignored it and their past associations. The BSP contested the 2019 elections in Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with the Samajwadi party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, but Mayawati broke the alliance a few days after the elections. In the Assembly elections earlier this year, the SP attacked the BSP, calling it the “B team” of the BJP.

Sources said that currently Mayawati herself is monitoring the organizational activities of the party in states such as Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where the party has had some success in the past. In Rajasthan, the nephew of the leader of the BSP and national coordinator of the party, Akash Anand, is frequently on tour to prepare for the elections. In Chhattisgarh the party won two seats in the 2018 state elections, while in Madhya Pradesh it won 5.11% of the vote but failed to win any constituencies.

“Winning seats and maintaining vote share in states outside the UP is essential for BSP to maintain its status as a national party and its prominence in national politics,” a party leader said. “By supporting Murmu, the BSP is trying to gain the trust of tribal voters in these states. Had the BSP supported the opposition candidate, it could have resulted in a loss of tribal votes to the BSP not only in other states but also in the UP. Moreover, it could have sent a message among the tribals that the BSP – whose foundation is another oppressed section, the Scheduled Castes – was against them. Other parties may take advantage of such a perception against the BSP.

Trump-backed Doug Mastriano’s odds of beating Josh Shapiro: polls https://buzzez.co.uk/trump-backed-doug-mastrianos-odds-of-beating-josh-shapiro-polls/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:50:13 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/trump-backed-doug-mastrianos-odds-of-beating-josh-shapiro-polls/

Republican Doug Mastriano is aiming to have the governor’s residence in Harrisburg red, but recent polls suggest his Democratic opponent, Josh Shapiro, is leading the midterm contest in Pennsylvania.

Mastriano, a state senator who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is a prominent proponent of claims that the 2020 election was “rigged” or “stolen” in favor of President Joe Biden. He also took part in the pro-Trump riot outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, apparently breaking through police barricades. Mastriano said he avoided the barricades, but pictures and videos show he drove past them.

In Pennsylvania, the governor appoints the state’s top election official, the secretary of the commonwealth. As a result, critics have warned that a victory for Mastriano could potentially have disastrous consequences for future elections.

Recent polls show Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, leading the race. A June 12-19 survey by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates/Impact Research for AARP showed the Democrat ahead by 3 points. Shapiro was supported by 49 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters to Mastriano’s 46 percent. The poll polled 500 respondents and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro (right), is ahead of his Republican opponent, Doug Mastriano, in recent polls. Above, Mastriano delivers a victory speech on his primary election night at The Orchards on May 17 in Chambersburg. Shapiro speaks with people while waiting for a speech by President Joe Biden at Mack Truck Lehigh Valley Operations on July 28, 2021 in Macungie.
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Another recent survey conducted by the University of Suffolk/USA today showed Shapiro ahead by 4 points. Shapiro had the support of 44% of likely voters, compared to 40% for Mastriano. This poll was conducted from June 10 to 13 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points among 500 respondents.

Pennsylvania went for Biden by 1.2% in 2020. He won the state with 50% of the vote to Trump’s 48.8%. Trump narrowly won the state in 2016, but before that Pennsylvania had gone for Democratic presidential candidates in every race since 1992.

Following the 2020 election, Pennsylvania became a key part of Trump’s claims that the results were “rigged” against him. No evidence has emerged supporting the claims, but the former president and Mastriano continue to promote them.

Trump’s former attorney general William Barr, who was widely considered one of the most loyal members of the former president’s cabinet, testified before the House Select Committee investigating the Trump riot. Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, claiming the rigged election claims were “bulls**t.” He explained that he told Trump to his face after asking the Justice Department to review them.

“I was like, ‘Dude, if he really believes in this stuff, he’s lost touch with…he’s disconnected from reality if he really believes in this stuff,'” Barr told the House investigators.

Bowser wins Democratic DC mayoral nomination and AP projects https://buzzez.co.uk/bowser-wins-democratic-dc-mayoral-nomination-and-ap-projects/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 06:13:30 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/bowser-wins-democratic-dc-mayoral-nomination-and-ap-projects/
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Muriel E. Bowser (D), the no-nonsense politician who has led the district for eight years, won the Democratic nomination for mayor on Tuesday, Associated Press projections show, beating two left-leaning council members on her way to becoming just the second three-term mayor in DC history.

Bowser, 49, fended off challenges from council members Robert C. White Jr. (At Large) and Trayon White Sr. (Ward 8), who sought to persuade voters the district needed someone new at the helm to close the equity gaps and address other pressing issues such as rising violent crime. Instead, voters concluded that Bowser should serve another four years, accepting his campaign promises to increase the size of the city’s police force and maintain the mayor’s control over the district’s public schools.

“Today I’m following in the footsteps of Marion Barry,” Bowser said on election night, referring to DC’s legendary “mayor for life,” who served four terms. “Tonight, we choose a future that represents our DC values.”

Tuesday’s result shows city Democrats still supportive of Bowser’s moderate touch, which has at times seen her clash with an increasingly left-leaning DC Council on issues like paid parental leave. for workers and tax increases for wealthy residents. Both Trayon White and Robert White ran to the left of Bowser on several key questions, making them the preferred choices of many in the city’s progressive bloc.

Phil Mendelson and left-wing candidates win DC Council primaries

In the DC Council presidential race, Phil Mendelson won the Democratic nomination against challenger Erin Palmer, according to AP projections. Outgoing board member Brianne K. Nadeau and DC State Board of Education representative Zachary Parker were both expected to win in Wards 1 and 5, respectively; Brian Schwalb won the Democratic nomination for DC’s attorney general; and Incumbent Anita Bonds beat out three other candidates to retain her at-large seat, according to the AP. Incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton was expected to win the Democratic primary race for DC’s congressional delegate position.

In heavily Democratic DC, the primary generally determines the outcome of the November election for most races.

The win for Bowser, whose approval ratings dipped slightly this year compared to 2019, according to a February Washington Post poll, also ends speculation that voters might have been ready for a change after nearly a decade with her in charge. The Post poll found a majority of locals approved of Bowser’s career performance, but most respondents said she didn’t do well in addressing what they saw as the company’s biggest problems. city: crime and housing costs.

Wendell Felder, the chairman of Ward 7 Democrats, was unequivocal on Tuesday when he said he voted for Bowser, though he acknowledged there is room for improvement. Felder said he was impressed with Bowser’s leadership of how “she led the city in the midst of a pandemic and how she stood up to the president [Donald] Asset.”

“I think she’s a proven leader and what the city needs right now,” Felder said.

Late Tuesday night, Bowser walked into a packed Franklin Hall in northwest Washington to the pounding bass of Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” — a song written about DC native Duke Ellington. , “Four more years!”

Outside, drivers honked their horns in celebration.

“She didn’t take it for granted,” said Cherita Whiting, who works in Bowser’s office and has used many of her vacation days to support her boss’ campaign. “I felt like she deserved it the whole time, but you don’t know what’s going to happen until everyone comes in and votes.”

Brian Schwalb Wins DC Attorney General Primary and AP Projects

Those who supported Robert White and Trayon White said they were looking for a new face in the city’s executive office.

Zakiya Williams-Tillman, 31, said it was time for a change after voting for Bowser in his last two campaigns. She credited Bowser for his efforts to build affordable housing, though she continues to worry that Bowser hasn’t done enough to prevent longtime residents from being evicted from the city.

“I’ve been here since I was 18,” said Williams-Tillman, who voted for Robert White. “I thought we had hope with her, but I didn’t really like the job she did.”

In a concession speech Tuesday night, Robert White, who was widely considered the most viable of Bowser’s three opponents, gave an impassioned concession speech to a crowded room of supporters. He congratulated Bowser and said he would continue to work with her as a board member.

White has not ruled out another mayoral bid in the future.

“I say keep hope alive. For people who know me, you all know this isn’t the first time I’ve fallen,” Robert White said, appearing to refer to his failed 2014 bid for a seat on the DC Council. “I will never stay down.”

Trayon White’s election watch party in Southeast Washington was quieter than her staff had hoped; When the results came in, Trayon White said he was proud of his campaign, calling his first citywide election “the hardest thing he’s ever done.” He called Bowser to congratulate her and later appeared at her party, where he shook her hand.

Bowser said she would use her third term to help DC regain its pre-pandemic vibrancy while advancing initiatives to bring more grocery stores and restaurants to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, where residents also have the fewest options for fresh food. than implementing the recommendations of a new task force aimed at boosting black homeownership.

To implement her goals, she will have to work with a board that seems to be moving even further away from her centrist politics. Parker in Ward 5 was embraced by progressive groups, and Nadeau, who championed liberal causes, took on a moderate candidate’s challenge to win the Democratic nomination in Ward 1. And in Ward 3, Matthew Frumin, who has run as a progressive, is in a close race to succeed board member Mary M. Cheh.

Council members Mendelson and Bonds, more centrist incumbents, won against challengers who ran to their left.

Known to many DC voters as a stable, albeit private, leader, Bowser largely avoided scandal during her two terms and selectively embraced the national spotlight, such as when she turned the street outside the White House from Trump in “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and addressed public hours after the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising on Capitol Hill, when information about the incident was still scarce.

Residents have widely praised his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, although some have been frustrated by failures that have hampered the initial rollout of the vaccine in the city. She also delivered on a campaign promise to tear down the DC General homeless shelter and replace it with smaller shelters across the city, while drastically reducing the number of homeless families in the district – despite having recognized that it needed to do more to reduce the homelessness experienced by single adults.

And while housing affordability is a major concern for voters, Bowser has invested more than $1 billion during his tenure in the city’s primary housing production tool, in an effort to deliver on his vow. to build 36,000 new homes in the city by 2025, including 12,000 affordable units. Its opponents, however, claimed that it relied too much on developers and that new construction had forced some longtime residents out of town.

Many voters have criticized Bowser over the years, but enough agreed on Tuesday that she was the best candidate to advance city interests, including the ongoing fight for statehood.

“I think she really grew into the role very well and affirmed strong support for district initiatives over those of the federal government,” attorney Kim Katzenbarger said. Katzenbarger said it was important to elect leaders who would push back against the “steady erosion by the federal government” of the district’s efforts; Republican members of Congress have frequently attempted to interfere in city affairs, even threatening to limit DC’s ability to govern itself.

Others pointed to Bowser’s leadership over city schools; When Imma Filstrup, 44, moved to DC 22 years ago, she didn’t think public schools would be an option for her children. But then Bowser took over, she said, and the system began to improve in her eyes.

“I remember thinking that once people have kids they leave DC because the school system isn’t good here, and I don’t think that’s true anymore,” Filstrup said, adding that her daughter will go to Eaton Elementary School in two years. A longtime Bowser supporter, Filstrup also said she prefers stable leadership, especially as the city faces an increase in violent crime.

“She’s done well enough to trust him to keep going,” she added.

Nazmul Ahasan, Gaya Gupta, Vanessa G. Sanchez, Perry Stein, Rachel Weiner, and Daniel Wu contributed to this report.

]]> Cullman County races tighten, new poll shows https://buzzez.co.uk/cullman-county-races-tighten-new-poll-shows/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:19:13 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/cullman-county-races-tighten-new-poll-shows/

Roberts Communication recently conducted two polls for the upcoming Republican runoff and the favor of some local elected officials. The survey was conducted among 200 likely voters in the June 21 runoff election in Cullman County with a 5% margin of error.

In the survey conducted on May 26the results were as shown below:

Cullman County Commission District 4:

Kristi Bain – 19%

Corey Freeman- 37%

Undecided – 44%

United States Senate:

Katie Britt- 36%

Mo Brooks – 46%

Undecided – 18%

Favorability from Cullman Daily News:

Approved – 63%

Disapprove – 11%

No opinion – 18%

Never heard of – 8%

Name Recognition:

Cullman Daily – 92%

Field Crocker – 91%

Jeff “Clem” Clemons – 69%

Garry Marchman – 66%

Garlan’s Stud – 64%

Sam Roberts- 30%

Kerry Watson- 26%

Andy Pate – 23%

Sheila Haynes – 12%

Another poll was conducted on June 16 of likely voters in the second round, also with a 5% margin of error. The data showed a tight race in Cullman County Commission District 4, with Corey Freeman’s 18-point lead reduced to just 8 points. This data trend appears to stem largely from the 44% undecided voters in last month’s polls. Mo Brooks remains ahead in Cullman County but continues to trail in statewide polls.

The results of the survey conducted on June 16 are shown below:

Cullman County Commission District 4:

Kristi Bain – 47%

Corey Freeman- 53%

United States Senate:

Katie Britt- 46%

Mo Brooks – 54%

Favor Notes:

Matt Gentry – 88% favorable, 8% unfavorable, 4% never heard of

Jeff Clemons – 67% favorable, 17% unfavorable, 15% never heard of

Shane Barnette – 56% favorable, 24% unfavorable, 21% never heard of

Garlan Gudger – 59% in favor, 29% unfavorable, 12% never heard of

Sam Roberts – 38% favorable, 9% unfavorable, 54% never heard of

Below is the age range of respondents between the surveys conducted:

18-24 – 4%

25-34 – 3%

35-44 – 15%

45-54 – 21%

55-64 – 33%

65+ – 24%

Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Oppn’s Choice for Presidential Elections: Sources https://buzzez.co.uk/mahatma-gandhis-grandson-gopalkrishna-gandhi-oppns-choice-for-presidential-elections-sources/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 06:30:32 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/mahatma-gandhis-grandson-gopalkrishna-gandhi-oppns-choice-for-presidential-elections-sources/

Leftist parties have suggested the name of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, for the upcoming presidential elections.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Leftist parties have suggested the name of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, for the upcoming presidential elections. He sought time to ponder the question. Sources said that the leftist parties when meeting with Sharad Pawar on Tuesday suggested the name of the former governor of West Bengal. Pawar was not opposed to the suggestion. His name will probably be proposed at today’s meeting.

Speaking to India Today, Gopalakrishna Gandhi said: “I was asked if I would consider being such a candidate if a consensus was built around my name. I said I needed time to consider this important suggestion.”

He further added, “Consultations between all parties concerned are ongoing. It would be premature to say more at this stage.”

Read: Responding to Mamata Banerjee’s call, opposition rallies today over presidential pick

Gandhi was the opposition’s consensus candidate for Vice President of India in 2017 but lost to Venkaiah Naidu in the election.

The 77-year-old former bureaucrat has also served as India’s high commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka. He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and C Rajagopalachari.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of various opposition parties to deliberate over the opposition’s choice of presidential candidate.

Some leaders have proposed the name of NCP boss Sharad Pawar, but the veteran the chef refused to contest.

The election to elect a successor to incumbent Ram Nath Kovind would be held on July 18.

Kovind defeated joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the last presidential election.

Karnataka Bengaluru News Live: Legislative Council polls to be held for 4 seats; Shakti Kapoor’s son arrested for ‘drug use’ https://buzzez.co.uk/karnataka-bengaluru-news-live-legislative-council-polls-to-be-held-for-4-seats-shakti-kapoors-son-arrested-for-drug-use/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:47:27 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/karnataka-bengaluru-news-live-legislative-council-polls-to-be-held-for-4-seats-shakti-kapoors-son-arrested-for-drug-use/

While inclusivity is still a long way off for the queer community, Bengaluru-based transgender activist and author Akkai Padmashali seeks to bridge the gap. From being a pioneer in entering the institution of marriage as a transgender woman to being at the forefront of the campaign against Section 377 (consensual same-sex sexual intercourse as an “offence against nature” which is “against the order of nature), Padmashali’s journey has become an identity for the LGBTQ community. In fact, she is also the author of her autobiography titled Karunegondu Savalu, which chronicles her journey from youth to activist fighting for the rights of sexual minorities.

Meanwhile, operations against illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have again drawn attention in Karnataka after nine people, including a software engineer and a pharmacist from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), were arrested on Friday. Those arrested were identified as Shaik Ismail, Sydull Akhoon, Mohammed Abdul Alim, Ayesha, Syed Mansoor, Ameen Sair, Rakesh H, a software engineer, Istiaq Pasha, a contract pharmacist at BBMP Healthcare in Tavarekere in Bengaluru and Mohammed Idayat . and Suhail Ahmed, who runs an internet cafe in the city.

In other news,

Following derogatory remarks by expelled BJP leader Nupur Sharma, the Karnataka CM said he had issued instructions to take precautionary measures. Speaking to Hubballi, he said: “A high level meeting has been held with senior police officers to take precautionary measures amid the violence in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Currently, the situation is peaceful in the state.The police have been instructed to deploy forces in sensitive areas.

Iowa’s new election laws and redistricting have caused confusion at the polls https://buzzez.co.uk/iowas-new-election-laws-and-redistricting-have-caused-confusion-at-the-polls/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:52:00 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/iowas-new-election-laws-and-redistricting-have-caused-confusion-at-the-polls/ Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Jamie Fitzgerald said his office worked diligently to ensure voters were well informed of any precinct changes.

POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Iowans now know which candidates will appear on the November ballot, battling through the summer for their vote. The results of the June 7 primary elections surprised some voters, as did new electoral laws and the effects of redistricting.

“We had some changes with the redistricting,” Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said. “So it’s going to take some time for people to get used to the new sites. That’s why we got the message out early on about having a plan to vote successfully.”

Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Jamie Fitzgerald said his office was working diligently in partnership with the secretary of state’s office to ensure voters were well-informed of any precinct changes months before Tuesday’s primary election.

“By law, we covenant with the Secretary of State’s office to send every voter in Polk County a postcard that says, ‘Here’s your location. And here’s the Voter Ready website,'” Fitzgerald said.

Despite his efforts and those of his colleagues, Fitzgerald said these big changes were not clear to all Iowa voters.

“There’s probably a case in Iowa where someone went to the wrong place at the wrong time,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald noted there was a lot of guidance needed at polling centers to help find the right polling place for voters, but poll workers noted redistricting changes weren’t the only reasons why. some voters were thrown into a loop.

“We had a lot of confusion, a lot of anger at the polls at times when people didn’t want to declare a party. They wanted to participate in both the Democratic and Republican primaries. Under Iowa law , you have to pick one or the other. And so sometimes they picked one and they wanted to come back and pick another one. So it just doesn’t work that way, unfortunately, under the law of the game. ‘Iowa,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald said the election was a good run ahead of the November election. He encouraged people to organize their voting plans before the sheets hit the ground.

“Send those requests in August if you want to vote by mail,” Fitzgerald said. “Voting will begin in October.”

All ready to vote, with nowhere to vote. 73 Chicago precincts don’t have a designated polling station for the primary election | Chicago News https://buzzez.co.uk/all-ready-to-vote-with-nowhere-to-vote-73-chicago-precincts-dont-have-a-designated-polling-station-for-the-primary-election-chicago-news/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:19:12 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/all-ready-to-vote-with-nowhere-to-vote-73-chicago-precincts-dont-have-a-designated-polling-station-for-the-primary-election-chicago-news/

Chicago voters headed to the polls on primary election day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (WTTW News)

As Chicagoans prepare to head to the polling booth on June 28 for the Illinois primary election, it has emerged that dozens of precincts across the city have been left without a polling station.

According to the Chicago Board of Elections, there are a total of 73 vacant precincts, spread across nearly half of the city’s 50 neighborhoods. The 42nd arrondissement, in the heart of the city center, has the most vacant places, with 14.

In a filing with Cook County Circuit Court, the Board of Elections cited a number of circumstances that led to the vacancies, including a wave of denials from traditional polling places during the COVID-19 pandemic. , as well as problems of accessibility and summer availability.

Blocked voters will receive notice from council regarding their options, such as voting by mail, early voting and voting at ward-wide sites.

The council will continue to work to identify new polling stations for the 2022 general election and the 2023 municipal elections, officials said.

Here is a list of affected neighborhoods, with links to neighborhood maps:

— Ward 2: Ward 10
— Ward 3: Ward 25
— District 7: Districts 1, 3
— District 8: Districts 14, 18
— District 14: Districts 4, 24
— Ward 18: Ward 7
— District 19: District 1, 45, 49
— District 21: Districts 13, 32
— District 26: Districts 30, 42
— Ward 30: Ward 9
— District 31: Districts 15, 31
— District 32: Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, 27
— District 33: Districts 5, 19
— Ward 35: Ward 6
— District 38: Districts 9, 27
— Ward 39: Ward 38
— Ward 40: Wards 9, 18, 22, 26, 33, 36
— Ward 41: Ward 11
— Ward 42: Wards 2, 5, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32, 33, 36, 38, 39
— District 43: Districts 6, 13, 27, 34, 36, 42
— Ward 44: Wards 4, 5, 6, 18, 21, 22, 23, 28
— Ward 45: Wards 15, 17, 19, 20, 30, 35
— Ward 48: Ward 32
— Ward 49: Ward 16

Contact Patty Wetli: @pattywetli | (773) 509-5623 | [email protected]

Arewa youth insist on generational change in 2023 polls https://buzzez.co.uk/arewa-youth-insist-on-generational-change-in-2023-polls/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:27:42 +0000 https://buzzez.co.uk/arewa-youth-insist-on-generational-change-in-2023-polls/

Following a two-day interactive session of the Nigerian Youth Collective Action (NYCA), participants, speakers, panellists and delegates came to a consensus on deepening social, political and economic development of young people through the inclusion, integration and creation of opportunities for them in the presidential election of 2023.

A statement released at the end of the session signed by Director of Communications, Aliyu Muhammad Sani, said they recognized that Nigeria is a country with over 70% of its population below the age of 50, and that youth fuels enormous energy. capable of delivering sustainable prosperity to over 200 million Nigerians if harnessed well and properly targeted.

It said; “Therefore, in effectively promoting the principles of the Not Too Young to Run Act and the need to promote upward youth mobility in all spheres of leadership in our country, key decisions were made during the session.

“That as young people in the North, we strongly condemn the failure of some political parties to follow the demands of young Nigerians for a generational change of leadership and their subsequent selection of former candidates, some in their late 80s, for the next presidential election.

“Let the youth of Northern Nigeria ignore, avoid and not vote for political parties that field candidates over the age of 55 as presidential candidates.

“One of the main things causing problems in this country today is that many older people are in charge of our national affairs and are out of step with current global governance practices, hence the need for a young generation of leaders, by 2023. .

“The youth of Northern Nigeria must mobilize to support and vote for parties that field only young candidates, especially presidential candidates.”

The group claimed that the essence of the Not Too Young to Run agitation and the successful passage of the bill was to have a generational change of direction and we applaud the commitment of President Buhari’s administration. in this regard.