municipal council elections

Stemfie
Jul 30 '14 14:23

'Stemfies', or making a selfie while in the voting booth, showing the ballot in the picture, should be banned according to the Election Board, as it conflicts with voter freedom and voter secrecy.

Apr 7 '14 15:13

Frans van Zeeland, alderman from Laarbeek, has been accused in two separate reports of rigging votes for the recent municipal council elections.

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Mar 27 '14 12:51

The elderly man who died at the voting booth during the municipal council elections on 19 March was 83-year old Oranje superfan, Cees van Groesen.

Mar 27 '14 07:16

Wassenaar will be the eleventh municipality to have to recount votes from March 19th, the council decided on Wednesday.

Voting
Mar 27 '14 06:59

Nine polling stations in Amsterdam-West have got to do a recount of votes. The Municipal Council announced Wednesday.

Mar 26 '14 09:37

In many cities, there were more votes counted than voters at the municipal council elections of 19 March. An analysis from the Algemeen Dagblad shows that especially Amsterdam and Rotterdam has been counting many 'phantom votes'.

Hamit Karakus
Mar 25 '14 07:32

PvdA-leader Hamit Karakus stepped down from his position in Rotterdam on Monday due to the heavy blows the party had to take during the municipal council elections. The party dropped from 14 to eight seats.

Chandelier
Mar 21 '14 07:08

Councilman Bas Hageman (VVD) in Nieuwbakken was unceremoniously welcomed into his newly gained position in the municipal council in Velsen, Noord-Holland.

Mar 20 '14 14:46

The political career of Pieter Hilhorst has come to an end after only a year-and-a-half. At the end of 2012, he became alderman for the PvdA in Amsterdam, without any political experience. He resigned on Thursday.

Mar 20 '14 09:41

The Dutch Moroccan Cooperation Bond is going to file a complaint against PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The organization is also calling on anyone who feels personally distressed by Wilders to report him as well.

Mar 20 '14 09:18

Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.

Vote
Mar 20 '14 08:46

Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.

Mar 20 '14 08:29

The Liberal People's party of Roermond (LVR) has won big in Roermond. This, despite the fact that the party's establisher Jos van Rey is suspected of corruption.

Lilian Janse
Mar 20 '14 07:53

Lilian Janse has made history in Vlissingen as she has become the first female to represent the SGP in the municipal council.

Political posters
Mar 20 '14 07:21

Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.

Deep Search, Zissou
Mar 19 '14 13:56

If voting seems to be a joyless occasion bereft of creativity, Den Helder seems to have found a way to make the exercise more interesting.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

Stemfie
Mar 19 '14 12:37

This election may be suffering from low voter-turnout, but that doesn't mean those who didn't vote already didn't have any fun doing it. This year, selfies at the municipal council elections has been officially okayed.

Mar 19 '14 10:58

At train stations in big cities, voters formed long queues this morning to vote at the special booths.

Ron Meyer
Mar 19 '14 09:43

Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.

Spring
Mar 19 '14 08:51

Voters in the last municipal council elections were exposed to cold, grey, wet and sometimes even stormy weather. This Wednesday, however, promises clear skies and mild weather. Even better, this election day will be the most beautiful since the municipal council elections of 1990, weather stations announce.

Political posters
Mar 19 '14 07:23

According to a poll from Ipsos, done as a task for the NOS, the voter-turnout for the municipal council elections on Wednesday will be the lowest ever. Only 43 percent of those questioned will be voting.

Mar 19 '14 07:10

The frontrunner for a local party in Dongen, Brabant, has possibly encouraged his party members to recruit voters. The municipality announced on their website that the mayor has filed a report on Tuesday.

Vote
Mar 19 '14 06:45

Several hundred people were able to cast their votes at the beginning of the night for the municipal council elections. This could be done in The Hague, Tilburg and Haarlemmermeer, het Parool reports

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