An American Voting from Abroad.... if I can do it, so can you!
** I originally posted this the beginning of October, when I got my absentee ballot. I hope that you'll keep this in mind as we move forward with tomorrow's election and choose the best man to lead our country into the future. **
I've been waiting for my ballot. Everyone else had theirs last Friday - and I was getting concerned that maybe there was a problem with my absentee ballot. I printed out an emergency ballot, filled it out and had it ready to go in case my ballot didn't get here by October 1st (it has to be mailed by Oct 8 to get there in time.)
Why why was I worried? Because I'm voting absentee from abroad, and I want to make sure I have enough time to get my vote mailed and counted.
The good news is that my ballot for Georgia got here yesterday - October 1. YEAY!
I filled it out, and sealed it up. I went to the post office - and because the ballot is oversized, and I'm sending it from Germany - back home to the USA
it cost me 4 EUROS (that's almost $8) to mail it back.
But - despite it all, I did it.
Now, for those of you in the USA -
~I know it won't take you two weeks of wondering if your ballot was is going to get your house.
~It won't cost most of you $8 in gas to go to the poll or to mail your ballot.
~I know it won't take you a month of wondering if it got there, or if once the ballot gets there it will be counted....
So, to my view, there's No EXCUSE.
If I can VOTE from Germany, and do all that - just to make sure MY VOTE makes it on time and that I HAVE A VOICE ....
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008
I EXPECT NO LESS OF YOU. I don't care who you vote for.
PS. US Citizens - If you're not registered to vote - there may still be time to register in your district and send in an emergency ballot.
Just go to http://www.votefromabroad.org to register and request your ballot.