• Register to vote in the European Parliament elections! I fucking beg of you
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https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/165/41db193d-9cda-416f-946e-91a3d27bc1e3/image.png What the fuck is this shit? Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years, it's the lower house of the EU's legislature and has to approve all of its laws. All your usual national parties will be running in the elections, but they join with other like-minded parties from across Europe in groups. For example, Britain's Labour Party, France's Socialist Party, and Germany's SDP all sit together as members of the Socialists & Democrats group (S&D). Tell me more about registering to fucking vote? It varies by country. This page on the EU website claims to offer a breakdown, but it seems to be wrong about the UK so uhhh idk if it's fully accurate. Check how it works in your own country If you're in the UK like me, you need to register by 7 May and it takes like 2 mins, do it here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Who the fuck should I vote for? All your usual parties will be running so you can just for whoever your fave is If you're concerned about the Article 13 copyright stuff, you might want to consider how the different parties voted on that. This site lets you see how each MEP from your country voted. If you're in the UK, these elections are basically gonna be a battle between the pro- and anti- Brexit parties, so you might want to vote based on their Brexit stances. The main thing that will be talked about after this election is whether the pro-Leave or pro-Remain parties won the most votes. What the fuck is the voting system? It's proportional representation, but the precise system varies by country. The bottom line is that there are no 'wasted votes' here, and you don't really need to vote tactically - just vote for the party you support the most. Oh fuck I'm not in my home country, can I vote?? EU citizens are allowed to vote in their host country's European Parliament elections, even if they aren't citizens of that country, so that's kinda cool Oh fuck I'm American, can I vote? America hasn't been conquered by the unified European army yet so you are not eligible to vote atm
Registered by default, gonna vote in some pro-eu bois 🇩🇰🇪🇺
According to France's website I'm registered automatically so I'm voting for anyone that's not euro-septic, and anyone who voted against article 13
All parties are pretty shit currently, the most reasonable is probably Hamon's but he'll probably do a shitty score regardless...
I'm assuming if I'm already registered to vote in local elections then I'm already registered for EU ones too?
Yes, But it's still worth checking. David cameron removed automatic registration so if you have moved house (ie all students and most young adults, blatant voter suppression tactics if you ask me) then you may not be on the electoral roll for your area. Please just double check everyone, so many people i know where sure they where registered to vote in the referendum but just shrugged when their polling cards didn't come through and couldn't vote.
it you're in the uk please ensure that none of your family members vote for the brexit party by any means possible, a good thing to do is remind anyone voting for them that farage just fucked off around the world after brexit happened, got depressed because he was poor and lonely and realized he wasn't going to get his eu paycheck anymore, then decided to run again to get it back farage, in his own words, was also in favour of a second referendum for this exact reason (despite claiming he wanted to "kill the issue forever" while polling at the time showed that remain would eaisly win) https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/951400764697653248?s=19
For all those like me living abroad in the UE, if you haven't already at this point received a letter from your local city hall as "reminder" that you can vote in there as well, seek in internet the correct application form for your current country where you live / stay in, fill it and send it on your city hall. It is easier than it sounds. I believe the UE has a page to check which form and where to deliever it. For the love of god vote left, not only to change the already decade long status quo from the conservatives, but also for avoid the rise of the far-right, they are doing already several alliances between each other.
Can you unpin this thread? I think a lot of people don't pay attention to pinned threads because there's usually nothing interesting there.
Yeah, we pinned the chapel thread in SH, and now this one. Stop sticking your threads. It makes them even less noticeable, and when you do see it, it looks so classless.
I'm glad most of my countries MEPs are against article 13. But now I actually have to pay attention to local politics to figure out who disagrees with it the most.
It's great. Now all there's left is figuring out who to vote for
I've gotta be honest, I've no idea who is a good candidate here. It seems to me every Danish MEP within the EU is a eurosceptic at best, if not anti-EU.
It seems Germans are already registered by default, though I haven't received my letter of notification yet...
voting is compulsory and automatically registered in belgium
Already registered to vote in the UK, if we do get to vote. Not sure exactly who I'd vote for though, ideally a pro-European party, which rules out Labour.
It's honestly shocking to see how many people that don't know that there even are EU elections.
>yet Implying even the entire continent of Europe collectively could somehow beat the largest, most well-armed and well-funded military in the world.
Already registered but actually resent my application so I could give them my work/important shit email address, was meant to do this months ago. Thanks @smurfy for the reminder.
You get automatically registered for elections in NL too Going to vote for either red boys or green boys
Facepunch relocates to the South West to yeet Carl Benjamin off a fuckin cliff
Anyone know when polling cards are expected to be sent out? I've got my council election card, I'm just wary about getting mine for the EU elections since I've never voted for EU Parliament before.
This election works exactly like the parliamentary election for Finns. Registered to vote automatically, you can vote at any polling location on the indicated days (15th to 21st of May) before the actual voting day, on the voting day (26th of May) you can only vote at the designated location. They've been mailing notifications about it for at least a week now.
Got mine yesterday so shouldn't be long
Polling card arrived today, just gotta roll on over on the day and figure out who to throw my vote in for.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48027580 Here's the list. But we got all the main lads: labour tories libdems indies greens ukeep ukeep2 and your regionals: SNP plaid cymru Sinn/unionists Should go without saying you should vote for a pro-EU party (libdem, greens, indies, SNP) if you swing that way, rather than the "brexit" or "diet brexit" parties.
well it seems like the south-west labour MEPs are actually quite consistently pro-EU so that's good, perhaps i'll be able to vote for them after all
Oh don't worry, I know I'm going pro-EU. I'm just weighing up said options. At the moment Lib Dems are looking good to me so unless another party pulls up massive pro-EU support out of nowhere that'll probably be the plan.
Can't delete this quote on mobile Today is the deadline to register in the UK, DO IT CUNTS
Already got my polling card, definitely gonna go Lib Dems
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