MCA pollsPosted: July 28, 2008
The MCA polls were held on Saturday evening. The results of the polls aren’t all out yet.
I had a chat with one of my friends yesterday night. She was talking to me about the MCA voting exercise that she went to in Puchong. Our conversation went something like this:
Her: Went to Puchong the other night, voted in the MCA polls thing.
Me: MCA? Are you even a member?
Her: Nope. My uncle asked me to go. He said it doesn’t matter if we’re members or not.
Me: Can you do that?
Her: He said it’s ok. But anyway, it was really funny, because we were given a list of names to vote for.
Me: A list of names? How?
Her: We don’t just vote for one person, there’s a whole list of names to vote for, I think they’re for different positions and all that.
Me: Did your uncle give the list to you?
Her: No, someone else did. But it wasn’t just given to me, it was given to a lot of us. I think most of us don’t even know what and who we’re voting for.
Me: So you had to memorise the list? That would be difficult! What if you voted for the wrong person?
Her: Oh, no worries there. Because we all brought the piece of paper in, and no one even bothered to stop us!
My friend, a non-member, voting for people she doesn’t even know, according to a prepared list.
What kind of voting process is this?