Saturday, April 23, 2011

Women plan to show up at poll centers

Click on the title of this posting and you'll be taken to an Arab News story about a group of women who intend to appear next week at voter registration stations in Jeddah, Riyadh,  and the Eastern Province. Eligible voters will begin registering for the Kingdom's upcoming municipal elections, set for September, 2011. Women have not yet been granted the right to vote in Saudi Arabia. The women plan to demand the right to register as voters.

One of the organizers of this effort states that  women need the vote in Saudi Arabia in order to advance the cause of women's rights, including the 'women-driving' issue.

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