US Election Watch 2008

The 2008 US presidential election is the most talked about election in the world – though it is not the most controversial.

The world is indeed watching who will be elected as the next US president. I asked, will Obama be the next US president? I also wonder how elections are done in America. I was interested how it differs with the way we do here in the Philippines.

When I heard from Kevin that the US embassy is organizing Election Watch 2008 in SM City Cebu and members of Cebu Bloggers’ Society (CBS) are invited to cover the event, I never had second thoughts.

Election Watch 2008 was held in Atrium, SM City Cebu, from 9am to 2pm. I saw print and media personalities in Cebu.


Prominent leaders of Cebu like Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes was also there.

We could try the machines voters in US are using.

The big screen gave us up-to-date information.

Sample ballot.

There was also some explanation on how elections done in the US.

When Obama’s victory was flashed on big screen, everyone was so jubilant. Bloggers are happy on the result, too.


For reference:

And I blog about it.

See also:

Daug si Barack Obama by Clarence


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