World Low local elections voter turnout 'disappointing'
Voters cast ballots in bellwether Malaysian state election
Malacca, Malaysia (AP) — Voters wearing masks cast their ballots on Saturday in a Malaysian state election that pits Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s Malay party against its allies in the government for the first time amid a widening rift. The poll in southern Malacca state is seen as a bellwether for voting behavior that could shape political alliances in national elections, which are not due until 2023 but are widely expected to be called next year.
Voter turnout at Thursday's Isle of Man's local authority elections was "disappointing", the infrastructure minister has said.
The percentage of eligible voters who cast a vote ranged from 16% in Douglas' North Ward to 41% in Jurby.
Tim Baker said the lack of "local engagement in local politics" was a "profound issue".
Covid restrictions meant.
Mr Baker said it was "regrettable" that a way of allowing them to vote could not be put in place in time for the polls.
More that 1,300 people were in isolation on Thursday, although it is not known how many would have been eligible to vote.
Another voter fraud accusation blows up in Republicans' faces
The mysterious case of Rosemarie Hartle's vote in the last presidential election, three years after her death, was trumpeted in November 2020 by the Nevada Republican Party and various prominent conservatives. From then-President Donald Trump on down, Republicans used stories about phony votes cast under the names of dead people as key evidence for their claim that Joe Biden's victory was marred by major fraud. © Ethan Miller/Getty Images Signs direct people to the entrance of a primary election ballot drop-off point and an in-person voting center amid the coronavirus pandemic on June 9, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
The minister said while options had been considered to allow those affected to vote, it had been concluded that it was "too hard a problem to fix at this point in time without potentially compromising the integrity of the election process".
Elizabeth Townsend, who lives in Douglas Central and was one of those unable to vote, said she felt "extremely let down" by the situation.
She said that when the island's border was relaxed, "comprehensive mitigation", including a proxy voting system for anyone who might have been isolating, should have been rolled out.
She said it was a "national shame" that those who wanted to vote had been "disenfranchised".
Mr Baker said it was "clearly... not a good thing".
"Of course it's regrettable that anyone who wanted to vote wasn't able to," he said, adding that appropriate measures would be in place for the House of Keys general election in September.
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, with the remaining two thirds either seeing the broads elected uncontested or not attracting enough candidates to fill the seats available.
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