Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
“Please Vote For Me” is a documentary filmed in Wuhan, China. For the first time ever, the students in grade three at Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, China, have been asked to elect a class monitor. Traditionally appointed by the teacher, the class monitor holds a powerful position, helping to control the students, keeping them on task and doling out punishment to those who disobey. The film follows the candidates in their first immersion into democracy including campaigning and then the election. Will democracy work in China? The film is shown as part of “Independent Lens” on PBS.
As to democracy in the United States (and even a bit in Scotland), see today's notable voting news stories linked below, as usual...
- NAtional: LAist Interview: Jacob Soboroff of Why Tuesday
- CT: Registrars Of Voters Go Ahead With Hire
Candidate's Company To Handle Machines
- IN: Marion County - Clerk: County ready for election this time
Monitoring system, backup inspectors will help avoid May's problems, White says
- LA: St. Landry Parish - Federal monitors oversaw voting; registrar sees vindication
- MD: Poll Finds Maryland Voters Favor Funding Switch to Paper Ballots over 2 to 1;
Gonzales Survey Results in 3 to 1 Support among Some Demographic Groups
- NC: Columnist - I.D. and paper trail get my vote
- OH: Voter privacy test has officials seeking fix
- PA: Schuylkill County - Schuylkill official questions reliability of county voting machines
System doesn't leave paper trail; change could cost $1 million.
- VA: Jo Ann Davis' replacement to be chosen Dec. 11
Voters will use paper ballots because voting machines will be unavailable
- Scotland: After fiasco of 140,000 spoiled papers, expert calls for one election supremo
- Scotland: Election chaos report due out
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