Confused who to vote for? Ask the app…

Are you confused? Don’t worry, it’s a natural state of affairs. Particularly so at election time. You are faced with as many versions of reality as there are political parties. In deciphering the various stories told by the parties, and figuring out which story you like best, it would be handy to have a little machine to help you. Rest easy:  researchers at Queen’s University have come up with a user-friendly ‘app’ to help members of the public decide who …

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Unionist voters exercising performance-based accountability while nationalists vote along ethno-national indicators

QUB’s Dr John Garry spoke at this morning’s Putting Voters First: Transparency and openness in the electoral and democratic process in Northern Ireland event organised by the Electoral Commission. listen to ‘Dr John Garry on unionist and nationalist voting reasons #votersfirst’ on Audioboo Afterwards he explained to me how the current political structures challenges some voters: It’s a challenge for voters to figure out which particular party in [the coalition] government is responsible for what. After all, in most “normal” …

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