It was thus only 35% of registered voters who headed to the polls on Sunday. Were it possible to determine the total of potential voters, the number would drop even lower. Tunis 1 had one of the lowest participation rates at the national level with 26%. In a country where citizens who don’t participate in elections are stigmatized as poorly-informed, even « ignorant » or « failed citizens », we wanted to find out the causes of abstention but also, in some cases, the causes of voting. And so we sought out the rare places where the municipality has taken the initiative to make a change for the well-being of residents. We found ourselves in Place Halfaouine in the neighborhood of Bab Souika, and Place de la Monnaie downtown where we chatted with passers-by.