Mimi is probably Oman's bravest blogger, talking about social problems and her own experiences. Mimi's blog today has some thoughts on the forthcoming Shura elections in Oman: How does a new voter know who to vote for, and even how to register? There are four months to go, which isn't long when you think that many people will take a holiday in July and then be busy with Ramadhan life throughout August (good time for political campaigning I would have thought!)
Anyway, it's important to talk about this stuff - and I have been here. Find out how to use your votes, and think carefully about who you give them to: that person could be making new laws from October or even be a minister, so make sure you know that they want what you want! Your vote is precious!