Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Minnesota Absentee Ballot

I think I've now completed the process to submit my absentee ballot.

Minnesota made it quite easy . . . I was able to complete my request and overseas registration (FPCA) by scanning and emailing the documents to the Hennepin County election officials.

They acknowledged that when it was received, then sent me the ballot paperwork as PDFs via email.

Those then had to be printed, and snail-mailed back, but overall turnaround was about a week.

Now all that's left is watching the election coverage. I normally get all my U.S. news from The Daily Show and The Onion, but I'll be curious to see what TVNZ do for election night (afternoon for us).

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    So glad to hear your voting experience was positive! Thanks for mention of OVF and Minnesota's program!

    Let your friends know that OVF/FedEx Express are providing free express delivery of ballots from NZ, Australia and several regions in Asia". One must fill out the waybill at one of OVF's sites to take advantage of the "Express Your Vote" program which ends Oct. 29 -- on the 27th in some regions:
    For sending from Europe or other regions, rates are highly reduced.

    P.S. If a ballot is late arriving from other states, OVF also helps voters generate the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot.