Sunday is the deadline to register to vote for all eligible Mexican nationals who live abroad and wish to vote in México’s 2012 federal election.
To be eligible, Mexican citizens or American citizens with dual nationality who are at least 18 years old must fill out an application online at www.votoextranjero.mx or at the office of the Consulate of México in Fresno, 7435 North Ingram Ave., and mail it in with a pre-paid postage and addressed label.
A signed copy of both sides of a voter credential that has a photo is required. Expired voter credentials for Mexican nationals who are voting abroad are also allowed. Mexicans who live abroad will only be allowed to cast their vote for the president, while the country’s residents will vote for the president as well as representatives and senators for congress. Three states, however, also allow their natives to vote for local seats abroad.
The campaign to get Mexicans who live outside of the country to vote in the presidential elections to be held July 1 started last year and so far not as many people as authorities expected have registered to vote...