Last October 25, 2010 I have exercise my right to vote, again. From the time I was able to vote, I see to it that I don’t miss that right every year that there is an election, may it a national or baranggay election. The first time I have voted was when I was 17 years old for the SK election in our little town, though many people told me to run for office, SK Chairman that is, I didn’t. Why? I know I am capable for being an SK chairman and that I have the skills and capabilities to be a good leader, but I didn’t run because I was an Accountancy Student at that time and it requires a lot of my time to study. I won’t let my education suffer in order to be a good public servant, or let my being a SK chairman suffer because of my studies. Back then, I know what is more important to me than anything else.
This is my second time to vote for Baranggay Elections and I voted for the people who I think are capable of being a good and wise public servants. The Baranggay Elections were better than the National Elections last May, 2010. There are no PCOS machines; no precincts merged together, no commotions. It was easy and not time-consuming. When I got there, I simply told the BEI what my number and name is and she asked me for a thumbprint and a signature, gave me a ballot where I can write the names of the candidates I chose to vote for. After that, she put an indelible ink in my right index finger and put my ballot to the ballot box and that’s it. It just took me five minutes to vote I think.
The result of the Baranggay Elections was awesome. Though not all of my chosen candidates won the race, I think the Baranggay Captain and his Baranggay Councilors deserved to win. They are capable of running our town smoothly.