I always like days where we get to vote. Today is no different. I had checked with some vote websites, looking up which parties had wich points they found important and was happy to see that once again the idea i had in my head indeed checked out with their program.
There has been extra media attention for these elections. Normally the European elections are not seen as very important.
I’m glad to see that more and more people see that Europe IS important. Especially as our world is still becoming bigger. A small country like The Netherlands will only be stronger in a strong European Union.
Though i’m also afraid that quite a number of people are just going because they want to give a “signal” to the sitting government. I wonder if they deem the 3 or 4 seats out of 780 important enough to make the walk to the voting booth.
As we reverted back to voting with the red pencil instead of with voting machines (they were deemed too sensitive for forgery), it will take longer before all votes are counted and we’ll probably have the final results after midnight.