The great thing about being in a democratic country is that we are able to participate in naming our political representatives. Having the right to vote empowers us and brings about changes that can forever alter the face of politics in our country. Come May 13, 2013, we are once again given that opportunity when we vote for 12 senatorial candidates.
In line with this, 7-11 has come up with a fun way of voting for your chosen candidates in the coming elections via their 7-Election Gulp Campaign. A cup has a corresponding barcode which in turn is equivalent to one vote. Each cup bought will represent a specific party (Team PNOY, Team UNA, and Independent Candidates/Kapatiran/Makabayan/Social Justice Society/Democratic/Bangon Pilipinas). The voting is from March 20 to May 6, 2013 at all 7-Eleven stores. The steps are very easy. Just choose a cup then get your drink. After that, a store clerk will ask which party you want to vote for and scan the barcode.
Results will be updated weekly at 7-11 stores but you can also checkout http://www.7-election.com.ph/ for updates as well as 7-11's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Stay tuned for the final results on May 7, 2013.