On the subject of absentee voter registration for national elections only, keep in mind that I cancelled my registration in Sonoma County, California after they required my oath under penalty of perjury that I was a resident of Sonoma County only temporarily residing overseas. My failure to return that paper with its completed oath would have resulted in my ballot not having been counted.This was a surprise to me since I had been assured that, under the new federal law I was only registering for overseas voting in federal elections in Sonoma County for the sake of convenience. I say take no chances with the Governator and Sacramento crooks who will do anything to take your money.
By the way, I believe Sonoma County made a mistake sending me an absentee ballot with that oath of residency attached. Overseas Americans voting in federal elections are not supposed to be "absentee" voters by definition but "overseas" voters. However, I will not get involved in a pissing contest with some California bureaucratic zealot just so I can vote for the next clown seeking the presidency or a senate seat. It´s not worth it.
I have no problem if I drive my car to the U.S. as I will take my Mexican plated Nissan which is fully insured by ING Comercial America whether I am in Mexico, the U.S. or Guatemala except for liability which I can buy at the border.I could never insure that U.S. plated pickup in the U.S. for anything but liability for less than a huge premium if at all.
(This post was edited by Bubba on Jun 27, 2006, 6:50 AM)