About: postal voting

Global Europe 02-11-2020

Four narrow pathways for Trump

As it happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to Al Gore in 2000, Joe Biden could win millions of votes more than his opponent and still not take the White House, writes Dick Roche.
Global Europe 28-10-2020

Early voting tops 70 million, Trump questions counting late ballots

Republican President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of the US election, saying it would be “inappropriate” to take extra time to count the tens of millions of ballots cast by mail in his race against Democrat Joe Biden.
Global Europe 12-10-2020

Fear and loathing vs raw energy: Can Trump hold on?

Is the US election a done deal? Not yet, says Dick Roche, and explains why it is too early to consider that Donald Trump will necessarily lose.
Global Europe 20-08-2020

US House to vote on $25 billion postal infusion, mail-in ballot safeguards

US House of Representatives Democrats on Wednesday (19 August) unveiled legislation that would require same-day processing for mail-in ballots and give the cash-strapped Postal Service a $25 billion infusion.
Global Europe 17-08-2020

Democrats accuse Trump of undermining US postal service for electoral gain

US Democrats stepped up pressure on Sunday (16 August) against a cost-cutting campaign by President Donald Trump’s appointed Postal Service chief that they fear will hold up mail-in ballots in November’s election.
Global Europe 07-08-2020

Vote by mail? Trouble ahead for US elections

Advocates of a vote-by-mail in the US presidential election have argued that it is the only safe way to conduct elections during the COVID pandemic. Opponents argue that moving to vote-by-mail elections opens the floodgates to fraud. Dick Roche looked...
Elections 03-06-2020

Elections in a time of crisis: Is postal voting the answer?

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenge of holding elections in a time of crisis.  Only the European Parliament has the expertise to advise if voting by mail would be a good idea, writes Dick Roche.
Elections 23-03-2017

Irish referendum could allow voting abroad, following 23 EU countries

The Irish government outlined details yesterday (22 March) for a referendum that could give citizens abroad the right to vote in presidential elections, and possibly bring Ireland in line with 23 other EU countries.
Elections 12-09-2016

Austria delays presidential election re-run after postal ballot snag

A re-run of Austria's presidential election scheduled for next month has been delayed, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Monday (12 September), after some postal voters complained of faulty seals on ballot papers.
Central Europe 19-02-2016

Romanian minister to take to the skies in new campaign

Romanians living in Spain and Italy that board a flight back home may soon be surprised to find themselves sitting next to a government minister, as Bucharest launches a novel campaign to increase awareness about postal voting. EURACTIV Romania reports.