Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Democracy, we don't know how good we have it here in NZ

I'm watching ABC news and they are interviewing people about what they call America's "dirty little secret" that many of America's voting systems are not designed to cope with up to 80% turn out. Hence is why we are seeing people waiting for hours at polling places? Typically voter turnout is only approximately half in America while in NZ we naturally expect around about 90% to vote (Australia has a comparable percentage, the highest in the world). Still, not a reason to rest on our laurels. Get out there and vote on saturday! (regardless of who are you going to be voting for, is important for democracy for you to get your voice heard)

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