Sunday, June 14, 2009

Valgdag ... Election Day

I søndags oplevede jeg min første danske valg. Jeg var meget overrasket at det blev holdt på en søndag... og jeg var også overrasket at processen er meget sammenligne med processen in USA.

Last Sunday I experienced my first Danish election. I was really shocked at it was held on a Sunday...and I was shocked to learn how similiar the process is in Denmark compared to the process in the US.

Trin 1/ Step 1:
Mads fik hans valgkort i posten. Han er del af "valgbord 4" som er bestemt af området hvor du bor.

Mads receives his election ballot in the mail. He is in "election table 4" (like precint in US) which is determined by where you live.



Trin 2/ Step 2:
Vi tager til valglokale som er i "Herning Kongresscentre". I mindre byer, valger du i skolerne (ligesom i Texas).

We go to the polling place which for us is at the Herning Congresscenter. In the smaller towns, you vote in the schools (like in Texas).

Trin 3/Step 3:
Selvfølgelig ser jeg mange cykler udenfor valglokale!
Of course, I see many bikes parked outside the polling place!


Trin 4/Step 4:
Mads går i en valgboks hvor du går ind igennem et lille gårdin. Valget er ikke elektronisk...du bruger blyant for at sætte krydse ved dit parti eller en bestemt person i partiet.

Mads goes into the election box by passing through a little curtain. The election is not electronic....you use a pencil to write an X either for the party you choose or for a specific person.


Trin 5/ Step 5:
Valgkorte ligges i en stor affaldskurv....ligesom i Texas!!
The ballots are placed in a big trashcan....just like in Texas!!



Danskerne gik til valg for 2 ting i søndags--- Den første var "hvilke personer skal sidde i EU Parliamentet for at repræsentere Danmark" og det andet valg var om den royalfamilie....og information om det kommer i morgen! :o) Fordi jeg har mange ting at sige om det!

The Danes were voting on 2 things Sunday---the first was "who will sit in the EU Parliament as representatives of Denmark" and the second was about the royal family.... and information about this one is coming tomorrow because I have lots to say about it! :o)

3 comments:

'Babs' said...

I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it! For once, LOL, I don't have an opinion, so I am hoping to hear some good cases :)

P.s: You do realize we can all send you flowers now??!!! (address on ballot card)

PW said...

Thanks for this post on how similar things are to things here in the US...except for the mode of transportation!

LadyFi said...

We voted for the EU reps last weekend... in our case, the elections took place in our school cafeteria...

Can't wait to hear what you are voting about when it comes to the royalty!