For today's blog topic I had tried on several occasions to capture party in terms of people drinking, dancing and having a good time. As you might know if you follow me, I prefer to capture nature, things and places, so I was never comfortable with those photoshootings nor too pleased with the results.
Then, this morning after breakfast, as we were reading in the instructions for the elections today, I realized that "party" could also mean "political party".
The photos contains just some of the campaign materials from the political parties which we have received in the past weeks.
Today is Election Day throughout Europe as well as Election Day for local and state government in Germany. The EU Election is the biggest cross-border election in the world (the biggest election in terms of participants was just held in India).
The 751 representatives from each country to the European parlament are being elected today, including the representatives of Great Britain, although they don't want to be in the EU. There would only be 705 representatives without the Brits. What can I say? Politics.
Germany has the most (96) seats in the European parlament so I think it's important to vote. I haven't seen any campaigning for the European-wide political parties, only the local ones.
Today is also election day for our local city council and representatives to the state legistlature.
I found the instructions for the local city council to be super complicated and confusing. Here are just some of the instructions:
- You get 14 votes.
- You can give individual candidates one, two or three votes.
- If you turn in a blank ballot, each party will get at least one vote.
- If you vote straight party, your 14 votes will be distributed to the candidates according to their position on the list.
- If you only want to turn in one ballot, you can write-in the candidates from other parties onto the ballot of your primary party but you cannot exceed 14 votes in total.
Source for EU parlament election: