By John Gideon on 10/23/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

“Please Vote For Me” is a documentary filmed in Wuhan, China. For the first time ever, the students in grade three at Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, China, have been asked to elect a class monitor. Traditionally appointed by the teacher, the class monitor holds a powerful position, helping to control the students, keeping them on task and doling out punishment to those who disobey. The film follows the candidates in their first immersion into democracy including campaigning and then the election. Will democracy work in China? The film is shown as part of “Independent Lens” on PBS.

As to democracy in the United States (and even a bit in Scotland), see today's notable voting news stories linked below, as usual...

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