Residents of Southern Sudan will soon decide whether to stay a part of the present-day and largest country in Africa, Sudan, or separate to form its own nation.
Southerners will be using a very simple ballot since many people are uneducated. About 2% of the population finish elementary school. The ballot shows two images: one of a lone hand that is labeled “secession” and the other depicting two clasped hands and labeled “unity.”
The south’s ruling party has worked to educate the population on what each symbol means so there will be no confusion at the ballot box.