The country’s leading convenience store 7-Eleven recently launched a hot campaign for this summer season, the 7-Election Gulp Poll. With the national elections coming up in a few weeks, the 7-Election is a great way to remind people about their responsibility to choose the future leaders of the country.
My only concern when I entered the 7-Eleven store was to pick the perfect beverage to cool me down from the high temperatures outside, but the Gulp section offered more than just refreshment options. The available 7-Eleven Gulp cups represent the political parties and candidates for the coming May 13 Senatorial elections. Customers are given the right to vote and put their bets at the top of the 7-Election polls by choosing the cup that bears the name of their favored candidates. I wasn’t just given an option to choose my refreshments but also an opportunity to show my support for my Senatorial bets.
There are 3 cups to choose from, the yellow Team PNoy cup for the administration candidates, orange UNA cup for opposition candidates, and a white one for Independent candidates. Every Gulp you take is equivalent to a vote for the political party that you are supporting. Those who would like to place votes for individual Senatorial Candidates may do so without any purchase required. All they have to do is visit www.7-Election.com.ph and cast their votes through their facebook or twitter accounts. You may also check out the list of the forerunners on the same site before or after placing your votes. The campaign runs until May 6, 2013 and the results will be published at 7-Election website on May 7, 2013.
This is merely a promotional activity for 7-Eleven, which means that the survey is unofficial and unscientific. However, it is interesting to note that the previous Gulp Poll results are quite close to the actual Presidential race results last 2010. It may not be official but choosing a cup and placing a vote in the poll can be your tools to ponder on the candidates that you will choose and support for the Senatorial race. Those who haven’t exercised their right to vote for the 7-Election Gulp Polls still have a few more days to Gulp away and vote.