±A - Join Our Community

JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

±A - Cigna

±A - Read Our Guide

READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

±A - Compare Quotes and Save

COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers

±A - Listen to the Podcast

LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

±A - Expert Financial

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners

±A - ExpatFocus Partners

Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

Absentee Voting

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in The Netherlands.

Reply to topicReply to topic
Forum FAQSearchView unanswered posts
 
  
Absentee Voting

Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:49 am

I'm just wondering, are there any American citizens out there who aren't registered to vote in the US National elections this November? If there are, I'm kinda curious .... why?!

 

lokimee
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
  
Re: Absentee Voting

Post Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:19 pm

A bit of an aside, but might be of interest to US expats in the Netherlands...

From Expatica:

Some 650,000 American expats have used a Dutch-based website to help them register to vote in the US elections in November, it was revealed Friday.

Started by two American expats living in Amsterdam, the website TellAnAmericanToVote.com allows anyone to send a message, with the required forms and instructions for overseas voting attached, to American friends and colleagues.

The co-creator of the website, Claire Taylor, also said on Friday that the call to vote has hit a chord among expat voters. Taylor said interest was high, particularly in light of the 2000 election — the closest vote in US history — in which just 537 votes decided the Florida poll and victory of George Bush.

There are at least six million Americans living abroad and Taylor said that the foreign vote was vitally important. Some estimates put the number of US expats at 7.1 million.

"It was too close to call (in 2000). Therefore, everyone now knows a vote actually makes a difference," she said.

There are about 21,000 American expats living in the Netherlands and Taylor said they must first register before being allowed to vote. They will then be sent absentee ballot papers, but time is running out.



Full article here:

www.expatica.com/sourc...y_id=11418


_________________

Expat Focus
Web: www.expatfocus.com
Twitter: twitter.com/ExpatFocus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/expatfocus

 

Jamie
Expat Focus Administrator
 
 
  
Re: Absentee Voting

Post Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:02 am

The Yank a Yank to the Polls campaign in Dvoice (the English language expat magazine here in Holland) actually started a few months before the Tell an American to Vote idea got going. Thousands of potential voters have been given information regarding the state of play of absentee voting in the American Presidential election in 2004.

As the time is deadlines are getting close, you might want to note that you can also register online at these sites as well:
Thats interesting, thanks!

I've also found these sites for people to get regitered online:
www.ss.ca.gov/election...ereg1.html
www.ss.ca.gov/election...ons_vr.htm
www.yourvotematters.com
www.rockthevote.com
www.fec.gov/votregis/vr.htm
www.declareyourself.com
ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/e4/nvra
electionimpact.votenet.com

 

lokimee
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
  
Re: Absentee Voting

Post Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:47 am

Great post, thanks for those links. Think I'll post 'em to the front page!

Jamie


_________________

Expat Focus
Web: www.expatfocus.com
Twitter: twitter.com/ExpatFocus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/expatfocus

 

Jamie
Expat Focus Administrator
 
 
  
Re: Absentee Voting

Post Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:11 am

Pleasure!

I've become kind of obsessed by this entire thing and really am crossing my fingers that everyone who can vote in that election does vote!

 

lokimee
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
Page 1 of 1






Expat Health Insurance Partners


Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.3m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with most so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna Global

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.