Today I voted for the first time as an Italian citizen. What struck me as odd/strange is when we went to vote was that there were two lines, one for men and the other for women. I asked my husband as to why, his response was that it has always been that way. Other than that oddity voting was rather painless. This election is federal and also local elections. The ballots are different, in the sense that basically just shows the symbol of each political party that is running and you put an x mark through the party you want to vote for.