ECUADOR: Voting Day 2014

It was voting day this past Sunday here in Ecuador. Did you know that every citizen here is legally required to vote in person. There are serious consequences if you fail to vote here. This is also true of many other South American countries such as Bolivia and Brazil.

Also, for the two days before the actual vote and on the voting day itself here in Ecuador, no alcohol is served in any restaurant and is not sold in any store.  Sobering thought. There are also serious fines if the police catch you, your store or restaurant serving alcohol. It was very quiet here in Crucita yesterday and the beaches were deserted.

I’m sitting here wondering what it would be like in the US if people were legally required to vote?

What do you think would happen if voting was legally required in your country?

And if voting is legally required in your country, what’s that like for you?

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2 thoughts on “ECUADOR: Voting Day 2014

    • No offense intended or taken! You never know with Americans!??

      Did you see “Man of The Year” with Robin Williams? In that movie, he was elected via a glitch in the computer voting machines and it’s actually quite poignant. Plus Robin Williams was hilarious!


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