Zurich: Another exciting way to vote in the worldwide New7Wonders Cities campaign has just been announced. For the first time, postal voting using the New7Wonders Cities Voting Postcards has been enabled.
All postal voting will be coordinated via the New7Wonders post voting centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The official supporting committees of the participating finalist cities are already printing the cards and distributing them to voters in schools and colleges, in offices across each country, and to the general public. The New7Wonders Cities will be announced from Dubai at 7pm GMT on 7 December.
“By giving people the chance to vote using postcards in these final days of the campaign, we are adding a traditional way of communicating to our range of high-tech voting options,” says New7Wonders Founder-President Bernard Weber. “The postal service remains one of the most important messaging systems, and we are celebrating its global role with this initiative.”
Each New7Wonders Cities Voting Postcard has the name of one finalist city, and if properly completed (and making sure it arrives in Dubai by 4 December), it will count as one vote for that city. In alphabetical order, the 14 Official Finalists are: Barcelona (Spain), Beirut (Lebanon), Chicago (United States), Doha (Qatar), Durban (South Africa), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Paz (Bolivia), London (United Kingdom), Mexico City (Mexico), Perth (Australia), Quito (Ecuador), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Vigan (Philippines).
Along with postcards, voting in this final round of New7Wonders Cities is possible across a range of platforms: new7wonders.com, dedicated iPhone and Android apps, international telephone voting lines and, where available, via national SMS.