Comments: 4
Murder by Death 1 year ago
You mean the night that has lasted forever? Is it even over yet?

(I'm not a citizen, so I haven't been paying as much attention as I should.)
Sarah's Library 1 year ago
No, and it doesn't look like it's going to be over till at least Tuesday.

Oh, so you didn't vote? Do you have plans on naturalising? Does that mean you'll go home to vote for Trump or Clinton?
Murder by Death 1 year ago
No, no voting for me - I'm not a citizen, just a permanent resident. I have mixed feelings about whether or not I'll naturalise; when I moved here I couldn't wait to do it, but now, not so sure, not the least because I don't quite understand the ins and outs of your parliamentary system yet.

I've voted in America for every election since I was 18, but I'm not so sure I'll vote this year: I loathe both candidates equally and I don't like the idea that my vote would help legitimise either one of them. If I do, it'll be via absentee ballot (mail-in).
Sarah's Library 1 year ago
I keep forgetting that you don't have to vote.

Really that's the main thing you have to know about our politics, voting is the law. I've lived here my whole life and I still get confused as to which guy is with which party. I had to check with Mum which party I wanted to vote for because all I can ever remember is the name of the person, not their associated party. I'm sure if you ever do decide to become a citizen you'll find voting the least confusing of all the weird things you'll encounter in Australia. I think I woukd have the most problem with money, driving, and missing my normal groceries.