Yesterday was the election of our local officials. Me and my husband went to the voting precinct around 6:30 in the evening to vote. Election here is not computerized because they believed that using computers are unreliable. You may say that we are now in modern world that everything is computerized but here political leaders do not trust computers because they can be manipulated by computer experts. We used red pencil to mark the party we chose. That was my second time to vote. My first time to vote was on June 4, 2009 during the election of the delegation from our country to the European Parliament. The election happens every five years. In 2004 there were 27 seats and in 2009 was down to 25.
The evening before the election was a debate. Some parties did not come in the debate. Maybe they have said enough during their campaign so they did not need to appear on the television for debate. We watched the debate. One candidate gave weird remarks during the debate, I think this guy should find a good site for political debate and argument to give him much ideas how to argue. Candidates threw harsh words, rough answers, it was really a fight of words. It was unpleasant to watch them arguing in public. But anyway, that was a public debate, so politicians did their best to sell themselves. They did everything to defend themselves and convince the audience every word they said. We will just wait, if they really do what they said and promised to their supporters.