I voted

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Voting 2007
OK. Thanks for all the advice. I voted.
I went to the same public school I voted at in the last elections. I took my 9 year old son with me so that he can see how the process goes. He was pretty impressed with the computer that displayed my full name when the “election guy” typed in my ID number. (Dad, can we also get that software which has the names of all people?)

He was also a bit shocked that they cut off a corner of my ID card :-)

Everything was smooth and organized. There was a good hustle and bustle outside the voting center in the afternoon. The whole process took around 5 minutes.

I almost wanted to submit a white ballot, as a number of people suggested I should do. But I ended up voting for a candidate whose political direction I sort of, kind of, I can identify with (stressing: kind of, sort of). This candidate will probably not win anyway.

It was a good chance for my son to see a voting process and on the way back home he had many questions about voting, parliament, kings, presidents and so on.

It’s great that we have the right to vote in Jordan. What is not great is our totally pathetic political culture. Still this is better than nothing.


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7 Responses to “I voted”

  1. Khalaf Says:

    Does he/she have a web site? I would be shocked if you voted for somebody who didn’t!

  2. Humeid Says:

    Yes, the person has a website :-)
    I see you also voted for someone with a website.

    Mabrook to us both..

  3. nasimjo Says:

    ah … u voted for qusay shaheen apparently

  4. Humeid Says:

    It’s a secret I am keeping for myself :-)

  5. Batir Wardam Says:

    Qusay Shaheen for sure. It is so sad that he did not manage to break the tribal warfare and money splash in the 5th district.

  6. sam3aan Says:

    Why vote in an election rigged from the start.

    “Staunchly conservative tribal areas are over-represented in parliament, with each MP representing 2,000-3,000 voters, compared with more than 90,000 voters per MP in the capital Amman.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7105281.stm

  7. sam3aan Says:

    then rigged during elections a second time.

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