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I get to vote today!
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:51:58 PM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:57:50 PM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.

Congratulations, that is huge!  ;D

Just make sure you vote for the right candidate!  ;)


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 01:07:13 PM »
Congratulations, that is huge!  ;D

Just make sure you vote for the right candidate!  ;)

My current Councillor is a fellow American part of my local meetup group.  Pretty easy choice to re-elect.   ;D


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 01:09:05 PM »
Awesome :).

I should go and vote, but I have no idea who any of the councillors on the ballot are, let alone who or what they represent... so I would just be picking one at random  :-\\\\.


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 01:25:37 PM »

I should go and vote, but I have no idea who any of the councillors on the ballot are, let alone who or what they represent... so I would just be picking one at random  :-\\\\.

You know that if you don't vote, you don't get to complain....   ;)
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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 07:27:21 PM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.

Hooray!!! That's so awesome!! ;D
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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 08:07:17 PM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.

Aww, congrats!  Fortunately, I'm not missing an election, as Wales isn't voting today.  But congratulations on your first British vote!  I'm envious.  :P
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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 09:14:54 PM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.

Congratulations, you will find it quite a different experience than in the USA, very low tech.
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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 09:46:52 PM »
Congratulations, you will find it quite a different experience than in the USA, very low tech.

Truth!  I asked what I was supposed to do.  THAT should have been on the Life in the UK test!


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2018, 10:10:55 PM »
Truth!  I asked what I was supposed to do.  THAT should have been on the Life in the UK test!
At least you know useful things like who Elizabeth I father is and when the NHS was created! Lol


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 10:23:11 AM »
X marks the spot. Yay, congrats on this milestone!
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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 10:30:19 AM »
X marks the spot. Yay, congrats on this milestone!

I didn't realise that what basically looked like a raffle ticket was my ballot.  I could figure out the X easily enough.  hee hee.  Once I looked at it.   ;D


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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2018, 06:05:12 AM »
Tonight I will cast my first ballot as a British citizen.  I am SO EXCITED by this and feel very proud to have the privileged to vote in elections now.   ;D

Pointless post.  Just sharing my happy.
Not pointless! That's awesome!! You can vote after you complete the ILR right?

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Re: I get to vote today!
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2018, 08:16:57 AM »
Not pointless! That's awesome!! You can vote after you complete the ILR right?


After citizenship.  :)
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