Challenge: I want to tell a digital story
My team: Sigrid Steininger (Vienna, Austria) & Matthias Reinhardt (Bremen, Germany)
My target: A higher voter turn out at elections in 22, May 2011 compared with 2007
My target audience: The pupils of the vocational schools in Bremen
Characters: SUPER (VOTE) MAN & SUPER (VOTE) WOMAN
The reason why non-voter wants to participate at elections in 2011? ————————————————————————————————————
Once upon a time citizens in Bremen were asked to cast a vote in local elections. Politicians were busy in running rallies, the assistants of the political parties has fixed wallpapers with the slogans of the parties. The local radio stations, newspaper and other media broadcasted interviews, discussions an even home stories with the politicians. Some of them discovered the “New Media” and published blogs and twittered to approach and attract the citizens.
And what was the result? A low voter turn-out than elections before!
Like in earlier elections and – one have to add like in other cities and countries too – the problem of citizens not participating in elections was increasing. Therefore something about this fact needed to be done. Politicians, media, youth groups and other people discussed ideas on how to raise awareness and change the attitude of voters. Finally they came up with the idea to change the election law and make efforts to inform voters as well as make them aware of the importance of voting.
1) The voting age was lowered to 16 years
2) Every voter has now five votes to devote either to one party or split.
In 2011 the nuclear power station in Fukushima was destroyed by a Tsunami-Wave and the pictures in TV has shocked people all over the world. In 2011 there are several elections and one of them in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg changed the government. What a big surprise for all German citizens! The citizens believe in their force and get a new and magic support.
If people doubt the power of elections, the European SUPER(VOTE)MAN appears for the male persons and the SUPER(VOTE)WOMAN for the female ones and they will speak these words:
Then the day of elections is coming and nearly all voters wants to participate. In the evening it will have a highest voter turn out all the time. The people watch the results in the next days on TV. The new government changes the main political themes for example in the producing of electric energy: To prefer the renewables and the sustainability is the main way. They support the people who will
-buy natural food
-will be use the regional mobility services
Citizens got a new view in values and they created a new currency is called the
GREEN, CLEAN DOLLAR
To share the experiences with another european citizens we create this blog and the participation will be increase in future!