It’s a day for democracy everywhere, isn’t it?
I know what you think I mean, but actually I’m talking about the Matte Yehuda Regional Council and Tzur Hadassah local council elections held today.
Who knew that such a little town could make such a big deal out of its leadership? Apparently Tzur Hadassah is the biggest town in the Matte Yehuda region and the constant goal is independence. All that sums up to about one thing: a whole lot of campaigning around the Tzur Hadassah block.
The elections campaigns that ran through Tzur Hadassah the past few months have been humorously intense. I’ve enjoyed all the door-to-door late-night doorbell ringing (11pm last night, folks), the personalized candies, the endless waste of printed paper, the decorative mailbox-stuffing, the half-torn outdoor posters. We read our share of mud-slinging, inaccurate polls, biased articles. All that for an area with some thousands people.
It was a cute, quaint, small-town elections experience. Fairly quick, all things considered.
And now on to bigger and more complex elections… Coming to a kalpi near you on February 10th.