Category Archives: Voter turnout

A Geographical Perspective on the Carlow-Kilkenny By-Election, 22nd May 2015

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th May 2015  The Carlow-Kilkenny Dail by-election was held on the same days as the Marriage Equality and Presidential Candidate Age referendum contests. Based on the list provided on the ElectionsIreland.org website, this was the 133rd Dail by-election … Continue reading

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Turnout or Turned Off? A Geographical Review of Voter Turnout patterns at the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 3rd June 2014  The elections of May 23rd 2014 saw the second lowest turnout levels for local election contests in the history of the state – with only the turnout levels at the 1999 contests being lower. This marked … Continue reading

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Today’s elections: Why voter turnout matters

Adrian Kavanagh, 21st May 2014 – updated 23rd May 2014 This year, local and European elections are taking place on Friday 23rd May (TODAY!!!), while voters in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath also get to vote in a Dáil by-election. The … Continue reading

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Geographical perspectives on the Longford-Westmeath constituency

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th May 2014 When it comes to elections, Geography matters! But geography especially tends to have a bearing in the case of two-county general election constituencies such as the old Laois-Offaly constituency and the Longford-Westmeath constituency. With this … Continue reading

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Geography and Elections – 2013 Seanad Referendum voter turnout levels in Dublin City

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th November 2013 This post looks at voter turnout levels in the recent Seanad and Court of Appeals referendum contests, making specific reference to turnout differences at the Dail constituency level but also to turnout differences (based on … Continue reading

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Voting patterns and turnout levels in Referendum elections in the Republic of Ireland, 1937-2013

Adrian Kavanagh, 12th September 2013 After 4th October, there will have been thirty seven different referendum contests held in the history of the state, but some of these contests have taken place on the same date, while the same issue … Continue reading

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My Priorities for Electoral and Political Reform in Ireland

As the adriankavanaghelections.org website nears its 100,000th hit, I have decided to mark the occasion with a post detailing what would be the issues that I would most like to see being prioritised in relation to the areas of electoral … Continue reading

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