Someone said :
We should have mid-terms like the US, no canvassing or adverts allowed and just a vote on their performance.
Then nothing like the US...
- Mid-term elections are not about "their performance" (whose performance?): they are elections held between 2 presidential elections, to elect some politicians.
- Suggesting elections without campaigning means an election without information: I can guarantee you that mid-term elections are fully campaigned, canvassing and adverts included.
Mid-term elections are nothing like the " recall election
We have "mid-term" elections in Ireland already:
- Bye-elections, as needed, at all levels (not only Dáil and Seanad)
- Local elections, every 5 years, which are not always synched with General Elections
- European elections, every 5 years
- Presidential elections, every 7 years
All are chance to let the gvt parties know what we think
of how they run the country...
In other words, any election other than the General Elections...
(We cannot consider mid-term as "between Presidential Elections", as the president is not governing...)
What other "mid-term" would you want?
(Are you one of the people who think that all politicians are "they"? Whose performance?)
What you described is basically a very expensive and pointless poll, that would probably be less accurate than polls made by polling institutes. Their would be no stakes, so why would people bother turning up?
Or are you suggesting to revert to the good old personal plebiscite?