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Polonia - will you vote?


hello 22 | 891  
12 Oct 2007 /  #1
So, Polish people living abroad - will you vote in the nearest elections? From what I gather only 20% of Poles living abroad will actually vote. That's probably not a good thing for Poland's future.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
12 Oct 2007 /  #2
none of the poles i know in the uk will be voting
osiol 55 | 3,922  
12 Oct 2007 /  #3
At the moment, I know one Pole in the UK.
100% of them will be abstaining (not being arsed).
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
12 Oct 2007 /  #4
none of the poles i know in the uk will be voting

Is there a particular reason for this?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
12 Oct 2007 /  #5
not being arsed

PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
12 Oct 2007 /  #6
lol - ok, fair enough :)

sad, but fair enough.
Polanglik 11 | 303  
19 Oct 2007 /  #7
I have heard that a record number of Poles living in UK have registered to vote in the upcoming elections - whether they actually go out and vote on the day is another matter !

The reason for so many registering (and hopefully voting) is that they want to see Tusk win the elction.

My wife for one will be voting as will all our friends who have the right to vote.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
19 Oct 2007 /  #8
I registered (they never sent me a confirming e-mail), and I will go voting. If they reject me, then nae bother.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
19 Oct 2007 /  #9
i'll try just have to find out where the closest voting booth is.
Polanglik 11 | 303  
21 Oct 2007 /  #10
none of the poles i know in the uk will be voting

How many Poles do you know in UK ?

Just got back from the voting booth (POSK in Hammersmith) ! There have been long queues since they opened this morning.

At midday the line went all the way round the building and into the adjoining park. The majority of people in the line were aged 20yrs-40yrs. Many of the older generation appear to have voted very early according to the stewards controlling the lines, at around 5-6am !

Anyone wanting to vote has up to around 7pm :o) I believe there are 3 locations to vote in London .... Polish Embassy, POSK (Polish Cultural Centre) in Hammersmith and one other which I can't remember.

Most of the major cities with large Polish population such as Southampton will also have voting booths.

From what I have seen .... the young and older Poles have got off their arses and gone to vote !
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
21 Oct 2007 /  #11
in USA there was record frequency (they voted yesterday) ... in UK it doesnt look good ... but much better than 2 years ago ...
HAL9009 2 | 304  
22 Oct 2007 /  #12
Lots of Poles in Ireland voted, including the ones I know in Dublin - haven't checked with all of em yet.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 Oct 2007 /  #13
I almost feel like I don't have the moral right to vote from afar, and after 20 years outside Poland.
HAL9009 2 | 304  
23 Oct 2007 /  #14
Irish abroad don't get to vote in Irish elections - there's too many of them, more than at home heh.

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