Tuesday, November 4, 2008


70 % of eligible Iraqi people turned out in 2005 to vote. Amid promises of violence (44 people were killed).

This election will almost surely set records for turnout. The sad thing is, if we all decided to vote it would be too much for us to handle. Because it has never been close to 100%, its never been much of a concern. And that is sad.


Malta averages 94% turnout
Austria 92%
Italy 90%
Iceland 89%
New Zealand 88%
Israel 80%
United States 54%

We should burst over 70% this election. As much as we might pat ourselves on the back, will we stay around those numbers?

We will see.

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