After 31 years in the United States, I find myself more American than I ever expected to be, yet not so American in many ways.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Not one but THREE emails from my mother in the UK today reminding me to vote! Having gone to the effort of getting American citizenship, yes of course I voted. Technically, I still have the right to vote in the UK (or I did the last time I checked.) However, the reality is somewhat different as it would involve voting in the last place I was registered to vote, which is hundreds of miles from any family who could be my proxy, therefore requiring a postal ballot, and getting waaay too complicated for me to be bothered. I do make sure I exercise my right to vote here in the United States though. You can't complain about the results of the election if you haven't participated!