In the midst of all the heated debate, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss actual voting rights for American citizens living overseas. If you're an American citizen who's 18 or over as of the time of the coming US elections in Nov. 2012, then it can be very worthwhile voting. Over the past 9 or so years, I've been very glad to help Americans get the information to help them vote. Check out www.votefromabroad.org
-- Forumosa has been kind enough to run banner ads for them as a public service.
It's one of the fastest and most effective ways to get through the documents necessary to register or request your absentee ballot! It automatically helps you generate all the forms necessary, tells you where the forms need to go for your local election board back stateside, etc. Great for experienced voters and first-timers.
Also, for American citizens of a Democratic Party way of thinking, check out www.democratsabroad.org
for local Democrats Abroad Taiwan activities. The Democrats Abroad global organization is essentially treated as a 51st "state party" type organization, meaning that it has representation within the Democratic National Committee and gets to send delegates to the Democratic National Convention being held in Charlotte, NC, in September 2012. Democrats Abroad Taiwan will hold a Global Primary event on May 1st, 2012
in which its members will help choose Asia-Pacific region delegates to the Democratic National Convention. How to become a member? No dues, no hassles -- just have to be an American citizen living in Taiwan over 18 as of the time of the coming Nov. 2012 national elections.