Election Fever

Philippines
May 14, 2007 9:47am CST
The TV has been covering the elections non-stop its driving me crazy! I did find something very inspiring though, an 88 year old is taking the time to vote even if they lost his name in the precinct. If he hasn't lost hope in changing our country for the better maybe we shouldn't too! :) What was the most disturbing, most inspiring thing you experienced or saw in the election and why?
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@ututen (139)
• Philippines
23 May 07
well one of the most disgusting thing i have ever seen last election was when my friend has benn confused when he saw his name three times with three different polling precints and that is so disgusting.im sure there is someone or stranger who will occupy that other two names by my friend that was enlisted on those precints
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Yeah the voting was done yesterday but its not over yet since the counting will run for days to come before we will know the real winners. I almost did not make it yesterday as i was waiting for my husband to come home and i have two kids in my hands and they are still very small. I was so happy when he arrived home and i immediately change my clothes to go to the school where i i will vote. When i was at the precint it took me just less than 5 minutes to vote and i went home after that. Though i had no difficulty voting it made me very glad that i could still do my right as a citizen of this country to vote. Most of my relatives and neighbors did not vote this time and i know they have lost hope that something good will come out of this election.
• Philippines
28 May 07
good for you. it's nice to see someone who's enthusiastic to do her bit for her country. Sadly, I think I belong to the category of your other relatives. When I found out I missed registration I saw it as no great loss since the same thieves and corrupt politicians will end up getting elected anyway....
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 May 07
That would be watching the first elections take place in iraq. A boy wheeled his grandmother in a wheel-barrow to the polls. This while they were shot at a few times by insurgents. then of course they had to make it back to their home under the same circumstances. I thought that was pretty inspiring and if SHE can go and vote in that situation, i think EVERYONE who has the opertunity should.
• Philippines
28 May 07
well, I guess the elections in my country doesn't have the monopoly on violence at election time! :)