How to vote YES in a referendum

Voting has begun in the latest popular test of the European Union's constitution, in the Dutch referendum. A new poll shows 60 percent of voters here oppose the charter, five percent more than the number who rejected it in France.

Here is a little guide on how to vote, as I did this morning.

1. Get your card.

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Everyone who is allowed to vote gets one. It also contains the location of your designated polling station.

2. Go outside.

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I walked: It was a lovely morning.

3. Arrive at the designated polling station

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Mine was located in a nearby school.

4. Processing

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Hand in your card, get line number. But there almost never is a line, so I could go right ahead to the voting booth.

5. Marvel at the voting machine

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For you americans out there: this is a voting-computer. We did away with punchcards in the sixties. Only third world countries don't use computers.

6. Make your choice

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And press the right button.

7. Confirm

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Confirm your vote by pressing the Big Red Button.

There, that wasn't so hard, was it?