Sunday, February 24, 2008

I voted!

In the Texas primary, not the Swiss referendum!

But while we're on the subject of the referendum that was held today, here are some of the political posters that have been up around town for the past month.

Posters for the public smoking ban:









Posters supporting free public transport:





A poster supporting an even stricter version of Geneva's already-strict dog laws:



And a poster opposing it:




Today's turnout was a record high for a referendum in Geneva -- over 61%. The smoking ban, which was supported by several interest groups and all but one political party, passed with 80% of the vote (hallelujah!) The law on "dangerous" (60lb.+) dogs passed, too, and the initiative for free public transport failed. (Not surprising -- there wouldn't have been enough funding to be able to maintain the current standard of service.)

Now, for those of you in Texas... early voting is under way! Vote now and avoid long lines (and unforeseen impediments to voting -- bad weather, working late, etc.) on March 4th.

1 comment:

The Lone Beader said...

Vote early and often. :D