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Old 22.10.2011, 18:22
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If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

There's no excuse for not voting! If you're undecided, head over to www.smartvote.ch and get a list of candidates that share your views!
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Old 22.10.2011, 18:37
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

And in EN:

http://www.smartvote.ch/?lang=en_GB
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Old 22.10.2011, 18:47
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There's no excuse for not voting! If you're undecided, head over to www.smartvote.ch and get a list of candidates that share your views!
I'm surprised to find out I'm a Pirate
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Old 23.10.2011, 07:19
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I would have voted for the Pirate Party as well, but they don't appear to have any candidates where I live :-/
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Old 23.10.2011, 11:11
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

I've made a point of using my vote, ever since the minaret debacle!
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

I wonder how many votes some Swiss men have - if they are given their voting slip by their mums, grannies and aunties!?
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

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I wonder how many votes some Swiss men have - if they are given their voting slip by their mums, grannies and aunties!?
It's the opposite in my Swiss family. Until I have my own vote here, I try to brainwash my OH and his family to vote my way, though I haven't managed to get my hands on their ballots

But seriously, I read in a Romande magazine that there is a marked lack of interest in voting among young Swiss women. It may be similar in other countries, especially amongst young people on general, but I find it especially sad here because from the outside looking in, this system of direct democracy means that every vote may actually count

(I of course believe every vote always counts in the absence of corruption, but here it seems more obvious and concrete as compared to the electoral system in my own country.)
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Old 23.10.2011, 13:32
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

Bumping this up, please go and vote today!
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

I'm really annoyed with myself for missing it . I can't believe the polling station closed at 9:30 this morning! I worked til 3am and just missed it because I didn't wake up in time. There's no wonder the bad guys keep winning - what kind of person gets up and goes to vote at 8am on a Sunday! (yes I know, it's my own fault and I AM annoyed with myself, but really - 9:30!!)
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Old 23.10.2011, 14:10
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

Maybe next time you could use the envelope provided to post your vote. That way you could sleep peacefully and still have your say.
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Old 23.10.2011, 15:03
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Maybe next time you could use the envelope provided to post your vote. That way you could sleep peacefully and still have your say.

Or drop it off in the special post box at your commune/town (for free) anytime up to the day of the vote.
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Old 23.10.2011, 15:26
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

Like the good, recent, Swiss citizen I am, we sent off our ballot papers before going on vacation
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Old 23.10.2011, 15:29
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Like the good, recent, Swiss citizen I am, we sent off our ballot papers before going on vacation
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Old 23.10.2011, 15:30
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

I waited till the 'last minute' (i.e., this morning), but at least I did it.
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Old 23.10.2011, 15:31
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

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I wonder how many votes some Swiss men have - if they are given their voting slip by their mums, grannies and aunties!?
So! why is everyone complaining about the 'Frauenstimmrecht"
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

I waited until the last minute as well. I found smartvote.ch pretty useless. Being told a candidate agrees with me 62% isn't really a great way to choose. In the end I looked at how the candidates that were suggested voted in the 2007 Bundesrat election and that was the deciding factor.

Oh, and I was also advised to vote for the Pirate party. I'm wondering if there was a bit of bias by the programmers?

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Old 23.10.2011, 16:16
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Re: If you're a Swiss citizen: GO VOTE!

That's funny. We are voting down here in Argentina as well. Big election, presidential. But we are not expecting any big surprises. Cristina is expected to win hands down. Oh, and by the way, everyone has to vote. It's mandatory.
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Old 23.10.2011, 16:51
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That's funny. We are voting down here in Argentina as well. Big election, presidential. But we are not expecting any big surprises. Cristina is expected to win hands down. Oh, and by the way, everyone has to vote. It's mandatory.

But can people in Argentina vote by letter or by Email ?
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Old 23.10.2011, 17:10
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there is a marked lack of interest in voting among young Swiss women.
Well, my daughters didn't vote this time, and my wife was reluctant, but did in the end (I had to show her how to vote, though other than one for her doctor, we didn't vote the same)

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There's no excuse for not voting! If you're undecided, head over to www.smartvote.ch and get a list of candidates that share your views!
apparently i should vote Jungfreisinnige based on around 30 questions
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