US ELECTION: Events + Info

From: Rebecca Kramer
Sent on: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:43 AM
Greetings, Expats!

As some of you know, I will be traveling during the election, which prevents me from organizing a meetup around the event. However, two meetup members' organizations are promoting huge events that you are encouraged to attend, below. Also, I am including info on local poll closing times, FREE FedEx ballot mailing, and an interesting comparison between Aussie vs US elections.

Best,
Rebecca Kramer

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WHEN TO GO --- POLL CLOSINGS IN SYDNEY LOCAL TIME:
Polls on the East Coast (eg Florida, New York, Ohio) close at 12:00pm local time.
Polls in the Mid-West (eg Missouri) close at 1:00pm
Polls in the West (eg Colorado) close at 2:00pm
Polls on the West Coast (eg California) close at 3:00pm local time.

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EVENTS:



THE Election Watch Party of the Southern Hemisphere!
Hosted by: Democrats Abroad Australia, NSW Chapter is hosting

When: Wednesday, November 5 -- 10:00am (likely a long day/evening)

Where: Slide Lounge, 41 Oxford St Darlinghurst

Cost: Requested donation of $10 adult or $5 concession/students

Contact: Members can feel free to contact Marlow Minow for details
0413.089.996 / [address removed]

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Election Day Spectacular -- US Presidential Election Results ? LIVE

Hosted by: US Studies Centre + American Australian Assn

When: Wednesday, 5 November --10.00 am ? 6.00 pm

Where: Manning Bar, The University of Sydney (see link below for more info)

Cost: $10 Adult or $5 Concession - Includes complimentary barbecue. Cash bar available.

Contact: Seymour - 02 9351 7940

More Info: http://uselectionwatch.org.au/events/election-day-spectacular

* Watch the returns live on CNN as they unfold on the big screen amidst a sea of balloons!
* Experience history on this day of epic proportions at our campus campaign headquarters - Manning Bar!
* Join students, professionals, local and international journalists, fellow election aficionados from Australia, the US and the world!
* Catch the US Studies Centre pundits' cutting edge commentary!
* Watch the winning entry of our Campaign Mash Up challenge.
* Vote at our polling stations and enter to win film passes, books, DVDs and more as door prizes!
* Take your picture with our very own Barack Obama and John McCain!

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OTHER ELECTION-RELATED INFO:

FREE Fed-Ex Absentee Ballot Mailing to US!
Thanks to Silverman for this useful info!
https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/overseas/ExpressYourVote.htm


Compare Aussie vs. US Elections

http://uselectionwatch.org.au/elections-101/voting-day

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