voting

Monday, May 30, 2011

Voter Turnout

One of the interesting aspects of field research is having the opportunity to experience the culture of the community and the country we visit. For our varied group on the Peru trip, we are going to see places in Lima such as cathedrals, monasteries, museums and historic centers. But while we are there, something else will be happening: a presidential election. In Peru, it's mandatory to vote, so on voting day, most everything in Lima closes as 9 million people try to get around town to vote. We'll get creative that day about a walking tour, since taxiing around town is not recommended. It will be an unexpected opportunity to see how elections work and what voter turnout can be like in a different country.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Voter Turnout

One of the interesting aspects of field research is having the opportunity to experience the culture of the community and the country we visit. For our varied group on the Peru trip, we are going to see places in Lima such as cathedrals, monasteries, museums and historic centers. But while we are there, something else will be happening: a presidential election. In Peru, it's mandatory to vote, so on voting day, most everything in Lima closes as 9 million people try to get around town to vote. We'll get creative that day about a walking tour, since taxiing around town is not recommended. It will be an unexpected opportunity to see how elections work and what voter turnout can be like in a different country.