Friday, March 16, 2007

Vote for you life


Voting season is coming quickly upon us in Oz. With polititions throwing mud this way and that, it reminded me that i still need to register to vote in my native land. So i did what i always do when i'm not sure of what to do; i googled it.

my google search turned up THE OVERSEAS VOTE FOUNDATION. I worked my way through the site until i found what i was looking for: registering to vote. i clicked the link, only to find that i had to choose which state i was from. I became quite confused because the state i'm currently residing in was not listed. For some reason i could only be from a US state. That was odd.

I decided to put my mother's state in and proceed, but found that it then asked for an address. I again, put my mother's hoping that they would not actually check that i was living there.

After a few more fibs, i decided that i must have the wrong place to register. So i started again. My searching finally led me to this; an article about how overseas persons find it frustrating to vote.

It seems that i am not alone. The system that asked me to honestly assess the canadates ensures that overseas voters 1) have to lie about their address/state 2) have as hard of a time as possible being heard.

And like most Americans i wonder if this isn't an elebrate conspiracy. (i've been told that conspiracy theories reside mostly in american mentality) If it is a plot to keep those who can actually see what is happening from a distance from saying anything at all....

5 comments:

Brandon said...

Haha, I should just vote for you - I wasn't planning on going anyway ;)

Sorry it's proving to be quite so challenging...

kris said...

Not planning to VOTE!!!??? why not? its your country's future!

kris said...

of course, you are only allowed to vote for multi-millionairs so i'm not sure you have a great chance of *actually* changing the future...

Della said...

At least it's quite possible that whoever the next President is, they won't be as moronic as Dubya. Although who knows - at times, idiocy can never be underestimated...

Jennifer said...

ooohhhh. this could be fun! pick a swing state! then at least you know your vote *might* *actually* make a difference....