Thursday, May 06, 2010

Move to Britain and you can vote, if you're from a Commonwealth nation

It turns out that any member of the British Commonwealth Commonwealth of Nations can vote in a British election if he's living there. And the commonwealth includes 54 nations. Honestly, I didn't know there was anything to the Commonwealth anymore, but this makes it seem like quite a deal. Imagine moving to another country and being extended the right to vote without waiting for citizenship. That's mighty friendly.

Of course, I learned about this from a post on BoingBoing where Cory Doctorow mentions his reasons for picking the Liberal of them being that they are the only party that isn't supporting heinous biometric and radio-enabled IDs for immigrants.

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