August 31, 2010

Voting Station

Last August 21, 2010 was the election day in Australia for Prime Minister, my hubby almost forgot to vote that day, when I got home from work I've reminded him if he vote already but he didn't yet. I told him I want to go to observe and to witness how the election is going. It's very different compare to our my own country, very quiet and peaceful, no rush, no crowds and no waiting for an hour or two, I like the way it was organized.  I even had the chance to get inside the voting room and watch my hubby and some people voting. It was really strange to me but it was good. And one thing if a citizen failed to vote on election they'll get I think a $200 fine unless you write or inform that you will be absent for voting.

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J Bar said...

Interesting stuff on the election.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ebie said...

I hope they picked the right PM. Interesting to know of the cost of the penalty.

aka Penelope said...

I had no idea one could get a fine for not voting. That is not the case in Canada and consequently not all citizens bother to exercise their rights. I think apathy harms societies so I’m always glad to see people vote in a peaceful orderly way. Thanks for sharing this special event in your world. :)

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these interesting photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Regina said...

Wow costly penalty. Interesting world.
Enjoy a great week.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I lke polling day ... and this year I did an absentee vote and got a chance to see that worked. very efficiently and quietly from waht i could see.
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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

In our area, it's illegal to have any campaign signs so close to the voting area.

Love your photos.

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Have a great day.

Auntie E said...

Oh yes voting has started indeed. this years Early voting is very different for me. Hubby is a voting Judge so I tend to vote later.
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Carver said...

Very interesting post. I've never heard of fines for people that don't vote. I didn't realize that was a policy in some countries.

Manang Kim said...

My first time to hear fines if a citizen don't vote, for me that is good!!! I had my first vote as a US citizen last month, and I was excited. Happy Tuesday!
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Shey said...

There's always a long line come voting day when I lived in the Philippines. This looks easy indeed. :)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I did not realise a fine could be imposed for not voting. You are still awaiting the eventual outcome I believe.


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