I’m bringing back a slogan from the General Election Campaign in 2007 that USI used. The reason I am reviving it is that on the door’s I am getting a lot of “I’m not voting for any politician” responses. This is not the way to go. One woman who said she doubted she would vote for Fine Gael and said she didnt trust politicians, said she would still vote because that was the right thing to do.
These Local and European Elections are a chance to tell the Government what you think about their actions and what they have done so far in Government. If you are happy with them vote for them, if your not don’t! But do vote!
This is your chance. There might not be a General Election until 2012, which is a good bit away and a long time for a change of Government. A change you might want!
It is highly unlikely that you and a candidate (or anyone else for that matter) will agree on 100% of issues, but you may agree with one candidate 50% of the time and another 60% of the time and that is who you should vote for, whether they be Independent, Labour, Sinn Fein, Green, Socialist, Fianna Fail or Fine Gael.
Be sure to check if your registered on Checktheregister.ie and if not you have until May 18th to get onto the supplementary register. The forms are on the website.
USI are running a campaign to get Students to vote this year. They are calling for students to vote against the Government parties because of the Governments education policy. See StudentVote.ie for more info on their campaign