Monday, June 2, 2014

Election time

There's a tumblr page dedicated to pictures of how the media is covering the race. WHY don't we do it this way in the US? Here's a sample:

It's time for the midterm elections in Seoul. I know this because the campaigns are in full force. We've been getting more automated phone calls in Korean on our landline than normal and the candidates are out and about in the neighborhood. From what I understand citizens are voting on the mayor and different city level positions in education and other similar level positions.

A few weeks ago, everyone in our apartment building got a huge envelope in their mailbox. When I opened it, it was filled with a brochure on each candidate. Each candidate has a number and color to make it easy to remember when voting. So smart!

He looks nice

I bet this says she's going to clean up the city!

signs are up all over the neighborhood

People campaigning for the candidates wear matching outfits in their candidates assigned color and with their number on their back and hold signs.

They bow to drivers as we pass (this candidate is standing to the left of the screen at the other corner of the intersection):

Koreans are not required to vote but it's a national holiday. Almost everyone in Seoul has the day off to vote. Election day is this Wednesday. I can't wait to see who wins!!!

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