I didn't vote in this week's Canadian election and I can't vote in next month's American election. I technically could have voted in the Canadian election via absentee ballot but you're supposed to be planning on returning to Canada to live. Who am I kidding? That's not happening any time soon. Yes, I could have lied, but it wasn't worth it just to vote in an election that had little significance to me.
It is odd though to not be voting in either election.
I remember the last time I was living in this country for two elections. November 2000. Americans voted, Canadians had an election a week or two later, Canadians go their election results that night, and two months later Bush was declared the winner thanks to whatever happened in Florida.
Before that election I went to one of the presidential debates which happened to be at Wake Forest where I was going to grad school.
Now my former professor's name is all over the place. He was a debate expert back then and he's still one now, but the internet is a bigger deal now than it was then, so he's blogging about the debates as one of the founders and writers at Debate Scoop. I probably should have linked to it before the last debate, but it's still worth reading and it isn't blatantly partisan like pretty much every other site. Dr Louden is good that way. Yes, I still call him Dr. Louden, even though I lived with the man for a few months. Here's a nice feature on him if you want some background.