Register to Vote and DO IT!

votedA former student wrote me stating he met an American from Poland, who did not think he could vote in the election. My response was lengthy including the link for Vote from Abroad.

https://www.votefromabroad.org/vote/home.htm

There are 8 million US American citizens living outside of the US. Each one who is of voting age is eligible to vote. Please tell any American you know in or out of the US to make sure they register. Even those who hate going to the polls can request an absentee ballot to vote.

Ron and I are registered in NJ. Each state has its own rules, but NJ sent us our ballot via e-mail for the first time ever. Past elections were paper ballots. We printed the transmission sheets, a letter stating we were giving sanction to a non-private vote, and our ballot. Except for our signatures and ballot, everything was filled in for us. We scanned the signed forms and completed ballot and e-mailed it back as a PDF file. Just for our own piece of mind, we sent them via post also. Later we learned that we could have brought them to the US Embassy. They will mail them for free.

Tell everyone you know about voting from abroad, but even for those who do not like standing in line at the polls, they too can request an absentee ballot.

If you find the people with whom you are sharing the information are Republicans, use duct tape on your mouth when sharing the information. At least you will have done yourtrump-palin-emoji civic duty by sharing the news.

After completing my Ed.D., the frustration of finding a teaching position where I was willing to live, led to Ron and I leaving the country. We intended to travel for a year before settling somewhere in MA or RI.

We left the US without any credit card debt, no car payments and our house mortgage paid by renters. We had $10,000 in the bank to make our way through a year.

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  1. For the first time ever, I WISH I could vote in the U.S. election!!

    • Because you fear the possible influx of US Americans to Canada? Just think what it can do for your business. : )

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