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American mamas overseas, are you registered to vote in the November 2nd election? Are you signed up to receive your absentee ballot?

The easiest way to get an absentee ballot is to visit www.OverseasVote2004.com - print the form and mail it by this Wednesday, the 15th of Septmeber.

If you miss this deadline, you can still register/ request an absentee ballot using the Federal Voting Assistance Program form. To download this form and for a state-by-state list of instructions on how to complete it, visit http://www.republicansabroad.org/states.html.

For a state-by-state list of deadlines for registering, visit http://www.democratsabroad.org/vote/.../05/001217.php.

Happy democratic participation!

(cross-posting this in the outside-the-US Tribal Areas after an okay from Cathe)

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An update: Over the last week, it's been reported (in the International Herald Tribune and on salon.com) that people attempting to register to vote using internet service providers (ISPs) overseas have been blocked by the Pentagon from accessing the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, thereby preventing Americans living overseas from registering to vote. The Pentagon reported that overseas ISPs were being used to hack into government websites.

Twenty-seven ISPs in 25 countries are known to have been affected, including Yahoo Broadband in Japan, Wanadoo in France, and those of Telefonica in Spain and China Telecom.

As of Monday, the 27th of September, the Pentagon reports changes to the FVAP website that have re-opened it to most but not all users.

If you have had trouble registering to vote online, please try again this week.

If you have registered but do not receive your absentee ballot within two weeks of the election (by Monday, the 18th of October), please call the American Embasssy in your country, tell them that you are registered to vote but have not received a ballot and are in need of an emergency ballot. This should allow you to vote in the presidential election on November 2nd.

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