Saturday, March 8, 2008

More on election day

The close of voting was moved from 10 pm to 11 pm because of long lines in some places. At 2 pm today about 45% of the electorate had voted (less than 2% had failed to pick up their papers in Valletta earlier). When I went out with the dog at 4:30, there were quite long lines at my local voting place.

I forgot to mention a cool thing Malta did for its citizens. It (I'm not quite sure who "it" is) arranged very cheap flights via Air Malta so that Maltese citizens living abroad could come home and vote. One of my friends told me her brother was coming in, so people are taking the opportunity to vote and visit home. I don't think Malta has absentee ballots, though I am not sure about this.

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