Gambia of Africa has a unique voting system for it’s presidential election as majority of it’s people has little or no education. Each of the 670,000 registered voters will cast his or her “sound vote” into one of the colored drums. When voting, each voter enters a small shed and throws the marble into the desired colored drums which represent the presidential candidates. As the marble rolls through a pipe and strikes the drum, a bell sound will be heard, and hence the official will know who the vote belongs to. If, however, the marble gets stuck along the pipe and no sound is heard, the vote will be treated as invalid. As this system is largely dependant on the bell sound, hence bicycles are forbidden to in areas nearby the polling booth in order to prevent the bicycle bell from disrupting the election process.
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