Votar aquí, votar allà

El 9 de març era a Barcelona una professora de Strathmore University, universitat que vam conèixer quan vam ser a Nairobi, molt propera a Kibera, un dels slums de la capital. Vam acompanyar-la a conèixer Barcelona, però aprofitant la sortida per anar a votar.

No se’n sabia avenir que votéssim en tres minuts, i això que podria haver estat menys temps per qui portés el vot preparat de casa i recordés la taula que li tocava.

Ella ens va explicar que havia fet cinc hores de cua per votar el mes de desembre. I quan votes, allà et tenyeixen un dit perquè ningú pugui fer trampes i tornar-hi. Aquí en teniu una foto:

Es fa servir una tinta blau anyil

Foto de mentalacrobatics a flickr

El mateix autor de la foto té una entrada molt complerta al seu blog, amb fotos il·lustratives, on recull la seva experiència de quan va anar a votar; té també un altre grapat de fotos a flickr. Explica com es va passejar per Nairobi veient com anaven les coses (al cap i a la fi, ell només va tardar gairebé dues hores). El resum del procediment ja dóna pistes:

When you got to the front of the queue you handed over your National Identification card/Passport and your voter’s card to the first official (1) who checks to make sure that the details on the two documents match and he then passed the documents to the second official (2) who checks that the name on the voter’s card appears in the Voter’s Registrar. Satisfied that I am entitled to vote at this particular polling station they pass my documents on to a third (3) and fourth (4) person who hand me my ballots which consisted of three sheets in total, one sheet for presidential, one sheet for parliamentary, one sheet for civic candidates each one a different colour paper, red/pink, yellow and blue respectively.

The Presidential ballot was printed in colour and had a passport size photo of each of the nine candidates next to their name, party name and party symbol. The parliamentary ballot was printed in colour as well but did not have the photos. The civic ballot was printed in plain black on blue paper.

Once you collected your ballots you left your ID and Voter’s Card with the last official (5) as you made your way to the voting booth to mark your ballot. The voting booth was a table partitioned into three using cardboard. Simple and functional. You had enough privacy to mark your ballot without your neighbour seeing your choices.

Once you were done you then cast your ballots into three boxes, one for presidential ballots, one for parliamentary, one for civic. Each box had a label on the top to ensure that you put the correct ballot in the correct box.

Once you cast your ballot you went back to the desk to collect your documents from the official (5) and for the all important ritual of dipping your finger in the purple dye which signifies you have voted and stops people from voting twice.

La cua a Nairobi

Una altra foto de mentalacrobatics, en aquest cas amb una cua a Nairobi

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