Thursday, April 23, 2009
Yea, i cast my first vote on 16th April 2008.
I entered into a classroom turned polling booth. All the officers inside the poll-booth looked like goons. Anyways, I was shocked to see about 25 names and symbols on the voting machine, wherein I had even remotely heard of just 5,even after trying my level best to know the candidates in my constituency. I wished I could have known all, but had to satisfy myself with voting for one from the five I knew. Anyways those who couldn't even make their presence felt, might never make any positive difference too..
On a whole am excited about the whole affair of casting my vote and even now proudly sport the ink mark on my left index finger; the proof of my voting power. :)
Posted by Meenakshi at 3:42 AM
Sunday, April 05, 2009
At last, i have found a way to make my vote count..
Thanks to my usual dose of reading random blogs, I came across a post from Chavvi in her blog " Nothing is Certain".
Go through it, the link to the post is http://chhavikhurana.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-vote-nobody.html .
Its great to know,that if there are just rotten apples in the bag,i can actually go and tell the authorities that i do not vote for anybody.
That is, rather than sitting home and choosing not to vote,in effect letting corrupt people become my representatives, I can walk up to the voting booth and say the same thing - that i would not vote for any of the rotten apples u have given me to choose from; and still make a difference with it.
There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, and its a light which can be beneficial if all of us find it together, so lets hold hand and show others the light too.. The voter must know that he can study each candidate and if he does not find any worthy of his Vote,he can choose to Vote for nobody .
Most of us are ignorant of the fact and most of us we know might be unaware of such an option too. So as responsible citizens, lets take it upon ourselves to spread the word as much as it goes..
Posted by Meenakshi at 11:02 PM