Euro­peans get cre­ative to boost voter turnout

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - TIT BITS -

DPA, 23RD MAY, 2019 - Ev­ery­body in the Eu­ro­pean Union should be aware by now that elec­tions are un­der way - af­ter all, politi­cians have been drum­ming up sup­port for weeks on end.with turnout for Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions tra­di­tion­ally low, com­pa­nies, com­mu­ni­ties and school pupils are now get­ting in on the ac­tion, try­ing out new ways to mo­bi­lize EU citizens.

If you re­ally want to make sure that ev­ery­one knows about the elec­tions, how about swap­ping the town sign? Last week, the south­ern Ger­man town of Rud­ert­ing re­placed “Rud­ert­ing - Pas­sau County” with “Rud­ert­ing chooses Europe.”the fol­low­ing day how­ever, the dis­trict of­fice or­dered it taken down, while al­low­ing a sep­a­rate sign high­light­ing the polls to be placed by the town’s en­trance. In the Dutch ci­ties of Gronin­gen and Zwolle, vot­ing equals en­ter­tain­ment. Both towns held par­ties on Wed­nes­day night while Gronin­gen also of­fered “Europe bingo.” Bal­lot papers counted as free en­try tick­ets to the events.

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