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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time's A-Wastin'

That's what my mother would always say to us kids when we were dragging around and not doing what she wanted done that red hot second. Of course she's the one who usually has to be prodded into getting herself into gear and getting done what needs to be done but that is neither here nor there. In Miss Virginia's world we do as she says, not as she does.

But time is a-wastin' and if you're a citizen of the USA living overseas, whether it's permanently or temporarily, and you haven't arranged to register to vote and get an absentee ballot sent to you, you really do need to get yourself in gear and get it done. Now. I mean get it done now and get your hips on down to the post office to get things mailed immediately.

"But Dixie!", you cry. "We have no idea how to do vote from overseas!" Don't fret - it's quite simple.

First go to VoteFromAbroad.org and fill out the handy-dandy application. Just answer all the questions it asks and after you check it for any errors, print the form (you do have to have Adobe Acrobat Reader but if you don't already have it, there's a link for downloading it). Second, get to the post office right away and send it - airmail if you're cutting it close to your home state's deadline.

Have questions about what form is for what and so on? Check the FAQ section.

Even though we live overseas, we should still care about our homeland and we still have a vested interest in what happens there. Our families and friends live there. We may be living there again. It's important that we make our voices heard in this election, even if our voices are overseas. Register to vote, apply for your absentee ballot and do it today.

Don't make me get Miss Virginia out to fuss at you.

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4Comments:

Anonymous Sugar Fluff said...

We're all registered here and ready to vote. This will be Lance's first time voting.

Somehow I knew you'd have all of that organized and handled.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous UmmFarouq said...

My envelopes are filled, sealed, and in my purse waiting for a post office trip. I am truly excited about this election. We must change things.

7:27 AM  
Blogger The Big Finn said...

Mrs. TBF just got her absentee ballot a couple of days ago.

Oh, and my dad's big line when I was a kid was:

"Don't waste a trip."

My sister and I would always be carrying things from one room to another when we were kids.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Diane Mandy said...

Great reminder! Max and I sent our paperwork off two weeks ago! Only 48 days and counting.

6:20 PM  

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