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Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:31 (65 days ago)

Howdy! We're planning on spending a lot more time in Mexico soon and will be there during the next elections. How do y'all vote? We're from Seattle so are checking with King County Elections to see what they say. I just don't see an absentee ballot actually making it to me and getting back in time. Thanks!

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Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by Talley Ho @, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:51 (65 days ago) @ Emmet

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Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 15:32 (65 days ago) @ Emmet

I too am from Seattle and live here now. I vote online with that address I use for my mail which happens to be my sister. No ballots go to the address it is just the address that is used to determine the district I vote in.

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www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 18:59 (65 days ago) @ Emmet

Howdy! We're planning on spending a lot more time in Mexico soon and will be there during the next elections. How do y'all vote? We're from Seattle so are checking with King County Elections to see what they say. I just don't see an absentee ballot actually making it to me and getting back in time. Thanks!

Check with your local county elections department (see the link below). Even though they always mail me a ballot that always arrives in plenty of time to return it via mail, they also allow me to receive a ballot via e-mail that I print, fill out, sign a voters certificate, scan all and return them by fax. Easy peasy. The process will probably be similar for you.

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Washington - Secretary of State - Elections - County Auditors

Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 20:00 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I grew up knowing the importance of voting as my mother always worked at the polls. My husband and I have received ballots via email from our former county elections office since we moved here three years ago from Tucson, Arizona. We simply print them, vote, scan and email them back! We vote in every election, including primaries.

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Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 16:46 (30 days ago) @ Emmet

Sent my ballot in and my vote is registered for these mid-term elections. Feeling nervous about how it will go.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

Voting for US Candidates While in Mexico

by HolyMole @, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 19:27 (30 days ago) @ hromero

Sent my ballot in and my vote is registered for these mid-term elections. Feeling nervous about how it will go.

I think those predicting a Democratic takeover of the House and/or Senate are dreaming......unfortunately.

I saw a statistic the other day stating that 44% of US voters identify as "Independents". I've always found it odd that, in a democracy with the secret vote, people would publically identify as "registered Republicans" or "registered Democrats." Here in Canada we have no such designations. People can, and do join political parties, of course, but their numbers are miniscule, and anyone doing so is usually a party activist in some way or another.
If that 44% is accurate, Independents must form the largest voting block in the US - raising the question: where were they in 2016?

Can Canadians living abroad vote in Canadian elections?

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 19:38 (30 days ago) @ HolyMole

My question to Holymole, since you are a Canadian, does Canada allow citizens living abroad the opportunity to vote? I recall that this was not possible:

Canadian citizens living abroad can vote by post if they have lived outside Canada for less than five consecutive years. Has this changed?

Can Canadians living abroad vote in Canadian elections?

by HolyMole @, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 19:45 (30 days ago) @ Susan G
edited by HolyMole, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 21:03

My question to Holymole, since you are a Canadian, does Canada allow citizens living abroad the opportunity to vote? I recall that this was not possible:

Canadian citizens living abroad can vote by post if they have lived outside Canada for less than five consecutive years. Has this changed?

Google is your friend:

"Elections (voting from abroad) Canadians who are living or travelling outside Canada can vote by special ballot in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. To vote by special ballot, you must be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older on polling day and have previously resided in Canada."

Oh, and our prisoners can vote!

"When Canadians vote in the federal election in October, thousands will cast their ballot from behind bars. Inmates in federal prisons and provincial jails are eligible to vote for a candidate in the riding where they lived before they were incarcerated."

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2016 Election

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 20:00 (30 days ago) @ HolyMole

Sent my ballot in and my vote is registered for these mid-term elections. Feeling nervous about how it will go.


I think those predicting a Democratic takeover of the House and/or Senate are dreaming......unfortunately.

I saw a statistic the other day stating that 44% of US voters identify as "Independents". I've always found it odd that, in a democracy with the secret vote, people would publically identify as "registered Republicans" or "registered Democrats." Here in Canada we have no such designations. People can, and do join political parties, of course, but their numbers are miniscule, and anyone doing so is usually a party activist in some way or another.
If that 44% is accurate, Independents must form the largest voting block in the US - raising the question: where were they in 2016?

Mostly disenfranchised during the Primaries and unmotivated for the General Election. Gerrymandering and the Electoral College took care of the rest, with a little help from the Russkies. ;-)

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2016 Election

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 20:51 (30 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

" Mostly disenfranchised during the Primaries and unmotivated for the General Election. Gerrymandering and the Electoral College took care of the rest, with a little help from the Russkies. ;-)"

Great summation of what happened in just a few words!

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com