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#267416 - 02/12/08 03:36 AM Final 2008 Election Results
Marty Offline

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#267661 - 02/13/08 03:21 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: Marty]
SimonB Offline
Just announced on the news - 61.5% voted yes for an elected senate.

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#267667 - 02/13/08 03:36 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: SimonB]
belizegial Offline
Well, looks llike our voices will be ignored.

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#267673 - 02/13/08 03:53 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: SimonB]
SP Daily Offline
Originally Posted By: SimonB
61.5% voted yes for an elected senate.

61.5% of those who voted on the senate issue...but when the abstainers are considered as "no" votes, then the issue didn't pass.

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#267680 - 02/13/08 04:03 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: SP Daily]
Amanda Syme Offline
You can't exactly call ignorance that there was another issue on the table that was supposed to be voted on a choice of abstinance.

I met tons of people after they had voted that stared at me with a blank face when I asked them why they have only voted for one issue.

Also, I asked them if they put their ballot in the correct box!!

Interesting.

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#267681 - 02/13/08 04:08 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: Amanda Syme]
SP Daily Offline
The UDPs advertised position was that you shouldn't vote on that issue as it didn't describe how the elected senate would be created. So now they (UDP) are saying that those abstaining did so as a planned boycott of that issue.

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#267683 - 02/13/08 04:26 PM Re: Final 2008 Election Results [Re: SP Daily]
SimonB Offline
Many people I talked to didn't vote because they weren't informed at the polling station that they could or how to do it. You had to ask for a ballot to vote on the issue.

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