Monday, November 28, 2005

Absentee ballot request from Mexicans abroad off to a slow start

The Mexican government reports that they have received only 2,102 request for absentee ballots, even though 4.2 million Mexicans live abroad and are registered and eligible to vote.

While the election is still seven months away, the slow start to this program cannot be encouraging. And if Vincente Fox was hoping for widespread voting by Mexicans living in the US for his party, there may be a rude awakening next July.

Story referenced from the LA Times


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