In this thread, obfusciatrist provided the list of elected officials he can vote for:
Now I was aware that Americans vote for a staggering number of different elected officials, but this actual list from an individual American really brings it right home. (That, and when you see news photos of ballots that look like broadsheet newspapers.) I’m a complete political dork and even I couldn’t deal with all of that.
The following, by contrast, is a list of the elected officials for whom I am entitled to vote:
– Member of Parliament for the riding of Jeanne-Le Ber
– Member of the National Assembly for the riding of Verdun
– Mayor of Montreal
– Mayor of the borough of Verdun
– City Councillor for the district of Desmarchais-Crawford
– Borough Councillor 1 for the district of Desmarchais-Crawford
– Borough Councillor 2 for the district of Desmarchais-Crawford
– Commissioner for the Verdun-Centre (21) district of the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
- I’m pretty sure that’s it. (The five municipal votes, by the way, are unique to my borough and one neighbouring one. All the other boroughs have fewer positions.)
I wonder: 1) if the US is the country in the world with the largest number of electable positions per citizen; 2) who YOU can vote for.