Vote at the KABK polling station

11 March 2021

KABK polling station at Bleijenburg

Date: Wednesday 17 March
Open: 7.30-21.00 hrs
Address: 32-34 Bleijenburg

On Wednesday 17 March a polling station will be set up at the KABK for the Dutch parliamentary elections 2021. Voting at this location is possible from 7.30 to 21.00 hours.

Please note that the entrance to the polling station is accessible at 32-34 Bleijenburg street.

A special event...

Almost 100 years ago (1922) Queen Emma voted at the Bleijenburg polling station (then housing the First Municipal High School). In 1917 women in the Netherlands were granted the passive right to vote. This meant women were able to be elected in politics, but were not allowed to vote themselves. It was only in 1919 that women were given the active right to vote, which allowed them to participate in electing a candidate. On 5 July 1922 women were allowed to vote for the first time in the elections of members of the the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer).

knipsel 5 juli 1922

Fast-forward to 2021

Sophie Straat and Goldband release vote-for-a-woman 'anthem'

Inspired by the initiative Stem Op Een Vrouw, KABK Photography alumna Sophie Schwartz (aka Sophie Straat) premiered the song 'Tweede Kamer' together with Goldband in February 2021.

Artist initiative: De Algemene Beschouwingen (General Considerations)

poster by Sander Puhl
poster by Sander Puhl

Algemene Beschouwingen is a platform that emerged in response to the 2021 Dutch parliamentary elections and focuses on designing alternative election posters with the intention to actively draw attention to the elections with an unusual, experimental and alternative visual language. More than 160 graphic designers designed alternative posters under the name of De Algemene Beschouwingen, including amongst others, KABK teachers Erik van Blokland, Roosje Klap, Guido de Boer and KABK alumni Sander Puhl, Daan Jesper Kars.

All submitted posters can be found on the website Algemene Beschouwingen.

A project of the New Bossche School and the Antishit Foundation.