Opened my mailbox just now and out popped this message:
“Here’s an upbeat track to keep you company this Election Week – the brand new Election Mix of Marching Of The Days by Cosmic Armchair. The song is free for download and the video is free for sharing. Enjoy and have a happy polling day this weekend!
Ben and Jane
Aw, thanks guys. Especially since I need something to keep me awake at night collating stuff from the rallies.
And yes, you too can download this cool track from Reverbnation. And if you’re looking for some visuals to go with this, you can view the video here. (Actually, I think my block can be seen in the video…!)
And wow, it’s Election Week. Within days, we could have… the same government back in power again! Or not. It’s up to you – well, you and the 2,242,329 other people eligible to vote.
Apparently at the last elections in 2006, approximately 1.2 million were supposed to vote. But 26,727 decided to spoil their votes, and about 97,000 didn’t bother voting. That makes up about 10 per cent of the electorate.
Which is interesting because some wards could have had a different result had all these people just made up their minds. (By the way, if those 97,000 didn’t re-register to be electors, then we’ve lost out 97,000 voters who could possibly swing the vote…)
I guess, other than carefully deciding which party you should vote for, the other key thing is that you actually go out there and vote. After all, the Government already made that day a public holiday, and you don’t have to bring anything but your polling card and yourself.
And I’m going to paraphrase something that Gurmit Singh used to say when he was host of Singapore Idol: Every vote counts, don’t rely on someone else to vote your favourite MP in. You only have one vote, don’t waste it.