John Riceburg: Power to the people!



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Will they win?

A majority of people who vote will definitely vote yes. But for the Volksentscheid to pass, at least 25% of eligible voters have to vote yes. That's around 600,000 yes votes and that's the big hurdle. But it's not impossible - the referendum to publish the secret contracts on water privatization just barely made it past the post and won.

And yes, no voting rights for foreigners is bullshit!

John Riceburg more than 2 years ago

not being allowed to vote

I am allowed to vote communally so think I should be allowed to vote on this, it's a Berlin issue? I am even more pissed off than I was about the general election.

Jacinta Nandi more than 2 years ago

German passport required

Sorry, definitely no voting on Sunday without a German passport.

In terms of EU laws, Berlin is counted as a province, not a city. So communal voting rights for EU citizens means you can vote for the district assembly (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) and in district referenda (Bürgerbegehren), but not for the city parliament or in city referenda (Volksbegehren).

Sorry - time to protest for expanded voting rights!

John Riceburg more than 2 years ago


I actually quite like power cuts. They're exciting.

Jacinta Nandi more than 2 years ago

I don't understand

why people with permanent residency etc etc can't vote on this. I think it's bad enough that we can't vote in the general elections, but for fuck's sake. But I think the yes camp will definitely win, won't they? It's in the bag. Nobody who wants the electricity to stay private is gonna actually bother going to vote.

Jacinta Nandi more than 2 years ago

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