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I don't think there is anything comparable here in Switzerland. Before important votes or elections some parties have stands on the village square where the discuss with passer byes.

Oh they used to do that here.  In the 19th Century.  LOL.  Sorry.  Teasing.  But "village square"?  Anyway, you've all seen Obama and McCain going around giving their stump speeches at what I guess are our versions of village squares: parks, gyms, etc.

Also there is no voter registration, or the ability to be purged from a list and not be allowed to vote. When moving to a new place you have to register at the new community and then, if you are a Swiss citizen, you get automatically the ballots and the other stuff for elections send home.

I don't understand, there is no voter registration, but you register in your community?  Register what?  Where?  This either sounds like the same as voter registration, or very Big Brother.  

We also have absentee voting, but I personally don't trust the postal service.  Plus, you have no way of knowing if your vote was counted.  When you go to the polls, you watch your ballot scanned, and get a receipt.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 01:26:09 PM EST
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