07 May '11, 12pm

ST Blogs: Sharon Loh on why she & 150 other S'porean voters in Washington don't want to remain 'silent or powerless'.

AMAZINGLY for someone so scatter-brained, I got my act together and squeaked in my registration as an overseas voter hours before the deadline expired. So there it was - Sharon Loh Hui Tze - assigned to vote at the polling station in Washington, DC. You're going to drive four hours to vote, my husband asked me? Oh well, it'll never happen, I said. Our constituency is Holland-Bukit Timah. What are the odds? Yup. So we packed our bags, checked the kids out of school early today, and hit the I-95 north. Apparently some 150 others would do the same, driving or flying from New York, Cleveland, Atlanta and elsewhere on the east coast to cast their votes. Two young gentlemen who arrived at the Singapore Embassy at the same time I did had made the five hour drive from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There was such a sense of excitement among these weary travellers arriving at the inn. I...

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