posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 04:28 PM
happy voting today america. sitting here in sydney australia watching the cable news channels and listening with amazement at the way you guys over
there conduct elections.
just a couple of questions if someone there can help me out.
Why do they hold the vote on a tuesday when people are working etc.....our elections are always on a saturday. most people are not at work and that
leaves all local schools available for voting booths. i have been hearing about people lining up for over 4 hours waiting to vote. over here most
schools hold a fete with sausage sizzles and cake stalls etc to raise money for the local school that you are voting at. i have never waited more
than 2 minutes to lodge my vote. are your polling booths at the local schools or halls etc ????
why the different ways to vote e.g: ballots, machines, punch cards etc. we have a form that everyone fills out in pencil. every person over the age
of 18 fills in the same form. these are put into a locked box with scrutineers from both parties there to ensure no funny business with the
i understand that its not compulsory to vote over there. what sort of turn out do you get ???what sort of percentages of all those allowed to vote
actually do ??? for something this important where the direction of the country is at stake...do you think everyone should vote ??
please understand this post is not saying whos system is better than the other's...just some questions i have wondered about. good luck to whomever
you vote for and enjoy the freedom that we in both countries have to choose who leads us.