HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Cubans headed to the polls on Sunday, February 24, to vote in a referendum on a draft constitution to update its 1976 charter on the heels of significant economic reforms on the island over the past several years. The new constitution, that was approved in the National Assembly late last year after a popular consultation, enshrines private property and promotes foreign investment. “This is the Constitution we will leave our children and grandchildren, emphasizing the role of youth in the all the country’s current efforts. This Constitution dignifies and upholds the legacy of Fidel and Marti, and of Raul, and strengthens rights,” President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez told reporters shortly after voting on Sunday “This February 24 is day that reaffirms continuity. With a stronger Constitution that dignifies our country, an advanced Constitution. Today is a reaffirmation of our socialist nature. The war … [Read more...] about Cubans go to the polls to vote on new constitution
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by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada Police officers to vote on 2 November, ahead of the 6 November referendum Parliamentary Elections Office appeals for people wishing to serve as monitors The revised voters list showed 79,401 have registered to vote for the upcoming referendum to accept Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Grenada’s final appellate court. On 2 November, police officers will start the voting process ahead of the referendum on 6 November. Voter and Civic Registration Officer with the Parliamentary Elections Office, Ferdinand Phillip, said, “All things being equal, polls will be open for police officers in the constituency where they live. In several cases we are utilising, once there is an available police station it will be utilised, but if it is not available, I believe the standard operating procedure is that the constituency office in that constituency will be used, but it’s going to be open from 5 am and closed at 5 pm. We envision that we will … [Read more...] about Police officers to vote on 2 November, ahead of 6 November referendum
Oregon, Alabama and West Virginia voters will face separate ballot initiatives next month aimed at restricting abortion access in those states. These initiatives fit into a larger fight over abortion that continues to heat up. Anti-abortion advocates hope that changes at the state level can be used as test cases and later implemented more broadly, while abortion rights advocates hope to defeat them. A particularly contentious ballot initiative can be used as a messaging move to drive voters to the polls in tight elections such as this fall’s West Virginia Senate race. The abortion fight isn’t new to the polls. In 2014, three states weighed in at the ballot box, while two did so in 2012, according to the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures. No abortion language was on the ballot in 2016. The process to get a measure on the ballot varies from state to state, and isn’t always simple. Typically, either the state legislature can vote to have an initiative … [Read more...] about Three States Get Ready to Vote on Abortion
In the summer of 2012, PepsiCo ran what it thought would be a lighthearted, engaging campaign called “Dub The Dew” – a competition open to the public for people to submit ideas for and subsequently vote on a name for one of the company’s soda brands, a new apple-flavoured line from Mountain Dew. While the company likely expected suggestions along the lines of “Green Blast”, “Fruit Dew”, and or “Apple Slammer”, the most popular results were names like “Fapple”, “Grannies Squirt”, and, infamously, “Hitler Did Nothing Wrong”. After it became clear PepsiCo was the target of the notorious troll forum 4chan, it shut down the Dub The Dew competition and became the posterboy for warnings against open online surveys. This week, Twitter announced a new campaign called “Creating new policies together”. From now until 9 October 2018, Twitter users can vote and … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Twitter asking users to vote on its hate speech policy is really a cop out
Have You Received Your Voter Registration Precinct Card From Your County Of Residence? ACT BEFORE THESE IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES OCTOBER 5th (30 Days Before the Election): Last Date to present official documents to the Voter Registration Office of • A Change In Your Name since the last time you voted • A Change Of Address Within Savannah/Chatham County since the last time you voted • A Change Of Address Outside Chatham County since the last time you voted (If more than 30 Days, you Must Register in your New County of Residence). OCTOBER 9th (Voter Registration Deadline Date) • Register as a New Voter (Ages 18 and Above). You MUST have a valid Voter PHOTO ID Card** to register and to Vote (1. Valid Georgia Driver’s License; 2. Valid U.S. Passport; 3. Valid ID issued by any State of Georgia entity, or other state in the USA; 4. Valid Employee ID issued by U.S. Government, State of Georgia and its counties, municipalities, boards, authorities or other … [Read more...] about Are You Ready To Vote On November 6th?