Tag Archives: civic duty

WA State Primary Voting packet

Playing the game / possibly last cycle (note 3 country citizen, live in different 4th) PS likely did not pick a winner (as usual ).

More complete update:

I unpacked scrapbook materials from Nagasaki and folded laundry (though i did tick my primary ballot, have not watched any debates, based vote on quality of copywriting in voter booklet (mostly))

Great service from Thurston county auditor getting my ballot out here in Japan in a timely manner too

Canada Election Ballot 2019

As usual, I voted in the Canadian Parliamentary election which is noteworthy as 2019  was the first federal election to allow ex-patriates to vote from abroad.

Voters (including me) voted in the riding (jurisdiction) of their last permanent address in Canada – this was a little confusing as i’ve had a variety of addresses (mail drops, crash pads, temp rentals, forwarding services and the like) but in the end, registered and voted in Vancouver Centre (West End etc).

Note: The candidate whose name i wrote in (using my nicest writing) was not successful and the many-time incumbent Hedy Fry won (again) adding to the Liberal party minority government which will be officially formed when parliament returns to session.

The ballot arrived in a speedily after my online registration in a DHL courier envelope with various return and security envelopes and instructions.

Regardless, i filled out the ballot and mailed it back to Ottawa.