Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Election Day in Melbourne
In Australia, unlike the US or the UK, they are always on a Saturday. And unlike almost anywhere else in the democratic world, we have compulsory voting - well compulsory 'getting your name ticked off the roll' anyway!
All across the nation at schools, churches and other public places there were election booths. They often have a fete like atmosphere! Small stalls selling trash and treasure, jam, backyard produce, cakes... all a delight!
At our local booth, Mr S spotted a game in the trash and treasure stall. We are now the proud owners of "Crazy Crab' for the grand cost of $2! It is such a fun game. I foresee hours and hours of fun!!
And now at 9.30pm at night, I am sitting watching the election coverage on the ABC. God I love it!!! It is such fun watching the drama as the votes are counted.