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Old Posted Jan 17, 2015, 11:01 PM
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Would you support the diaspora voting in Newfoundland and Labrador's elections?

I'm curious - if one of the political parties proposed allowing Newfoundlanders abroad in, say, Fort McMurray, to vote in our elections, would you allow it?

There are some examples of this in the world - and not just in politics. Newfoundland still usually sends a beauty queen to several pageants in Ireland, for example. And everything you can think of - from sports to whatever else - this sort of thing is going on somewhere.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2015, 1:15 AM
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No. I can't think of any good reason why it would even make sense.
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Depends. Are we talking about people on the "turn-around" or people who have moved to Alberta? If you're going to be working on your shift in Fort Mac during NL election day, I could get behind it. If you've moved to Fort Mac, bought a house, and are living there minus the occasional vacation back home, then no. At that point you're a resident of Alberta, and shouldn't have any say in politics back home.
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Depends. Are we talking about people on the "turn-around" or people who have moved to Alberta? If you're going to be working on your shift in Fort Mac during NL election day, I could get behind it.
But isn't that what advanced polling and special ballots are for?
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But isn't that what advanced polling and special ballots are for?
Yes. As well if your permanent residence is here and you're in school elsewhere you can still vote in provincial elections.
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But isn't that what advanced polling and special ballots are for?
You're right, sorry. I never actually think about advanced ballots because I've never had to use one
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The current system works fine in my view. I was out of the country for school during the 2003 election and still was able to cast a ballot...
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Current format is fine. What counts as a Newfoundlander abroad? A guy in Fort Mac? His son born there? The grandchild of a Newfoundlander? A great-granchild? If the latter is true then i'll be mailing mine on shortly.
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I would not support having people who do not live under the government, to get to vote for the government under which they do not have to live.
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