Educating Voters

Maldives Afternoon host Moosa Waseem is interviewing Faso and Hilmy, who are members of Cathy Toledo’s team at Think Nation. This is part of the nationwide campaign to educate Maldivians about why they should take the time to vote in the upcoming multiparty election. There are concerns that people may stay home if they don’t believe their vote will count or if they don’t believe their vote will be secret. The voter education segments and public service announcements are kind of a national civics lesson, letting people know what is being done to make sure the election will be free and fair. The messages are directed especially at young people who haven’t voted before, and women who may feel family pressure to vote a certain way.