27 Mar '11, 2pm

Those who think the PAP are gonna make you disappear if you don't vote for them, please read (via @ Choowie)

(I have heard enough of those fearful remarks, pronounced with iron-clad certainty, about how ‘they’ will mark you, about how civil servants /must/ vote for the PAP. Most of my family members, friends, colleagues, have all said those things. Many people around me don’t even dare mention who they voted for, not least discuss politics, because they (mis)interpret “Voting is secret” to mean that they cannot tell anyone how they voted. I think the phrase is meant to assure the voter that the vote she casts will not be made known to anyone. As long as a voter does not expose her voting slip at the voting booth to the sight of anyone, I think, she can say whatever she likes about voting for any party, because only what is marked on the voting slip counts. Nobody has to believe what she says is how she truly voted. While it is certainly an offence to /actively/ find out how other...

Full article: http://geraldgiam.sg/2010/09/your-vote-is-secret/

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