Poles Apart

Seen the news today?

The Polish parliamentary election were being held and the demand for ex-pats here to vote was so high that they’ve been queuing around the block all day. Have a look, seriously…


Just got a text from a Polish friend; her and her dad were turned away eventually because the queues were so long. Does it make you ashamed of our recent indifference to our franchise?

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  1. Turnout wasn’t bad in the election just gone. It was something like 67% – ok, not brilliant but the turnout in this Polish election was in the 50’s. Reading other stuff today – seems that Poland traditionally has the lowest voter turnout in Europe.

    It does bother me that so many people don’t bother voting in our own elections though. I’m probably a bit of a sap but I feel a sense of importance when I go into vote on election day. I always walk away from the polling centre with my head held a little higher and feel lighter. Same kind of feeling I get after confession (although I have to confess it’s a long time since I’ve been).

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