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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Big Decision Day

I couldn’t sleep last night. The day we’ve all been waiting for since two years ago when candidates began declaring their intent to run for the U.S. Presidency is finally here. So at 6:15 this morning, I put on a warm coat and mittens, and walked to my polling station, where a line had already formed for the 7:00 opening. There was a palpable feeling of excitment. No matter who is elected, history will be made today.

Now, as we wait in anticipation for tonight’s results, I can’t help but wonder what effect our overseas voters will have on the election. Last spring, Clements International sponsored Overseas Americans Week, where representatives from several expatriate organizations visited Capitol Hill to voice their concerns on the voting process, and the steps that should be implemented to keep from disenfranchising Americans living abroad.

What did you think of the absentee voting process this year? Did you find it easy or difficult? Share your experiences in our comments.

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