By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal
It was a thrilling experience to vote after so many years. I came to this computer a few minutes ago after casting my vote in the historic elections of Constituent Assembly this morning. I had reached at the polling station in Gandhi Adarsha High School, a minute of walk from my home in Gothataar village of Kathmandu constituency 2, at 6:20 AM. That was 40 minutes ahead of the opening of the voting time at 7 AM. There were already about 50 people in the line! One guy came behind me with his identification card saying: I was eagerly waiting for the morning. My hand is itching. I want to vote! I will be voting after 16 years.
After standing in the line for 40 minutes I went inside the polling station and the lines were divided into three sections (six in total for males and females). So I found myself standing in the third position! That was cool!
Not only me but my octogenarian great grandfather was also standing in the line. I encountered my mother and brother who were entering the polling station as I was getting out after voting.
I found all people in the line very much excited about voting.
There was significant number of female voters present at the polling stations. I sensed that many people wanted to vote early in the morning so that they could do other things in their homes during the day.
I plan to go to different parts of Kathmandu to see the voting process. As a matter of fact, as soon as posting this VOTE BLOG, I will be rushing towards Koteshwor and Tinkune and to the downtown Kathmandu.
If you are planning to vote, please don’t forget to carry your identification card. Plus, don’t get scared by the long queue. You have stood in line at theaters for tickets, haven’t you? This is far more important. Beyond comparison. Please go and do vote!