Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in a new video for VoteFromAbroad.org, an organization that helps US citizens abroad quickly register for absentee ballots by filling out an online form, printing it out, and sending it to their
Vote From Abroad was created by Democrats Abroad, and they do encourage people to vote for Obama briefly at the end of the video. You are of course welcome to vote for whomever you chose after getting your absentee ballot.
Paltrow speaks in the video along with many other Americans living overseas about how simple and quick it is to get an absentee ballot. You just fill out where you last voted, your old address and current address, and can even register to vote if it’s your first time. I even got married and have a new name since the last time I registered and this was easily explained on the form. The form is automatically created for you and you just mail it in. I’ve sent my absentee ballot request in and look forward to voting for the president again this year. I’ll be paying taxes for the rest of my life, I may as well get to vote.
I’m happy to be able to vote this year and I’m a Democrat and have a lot of hope for Obama, but I just have to say that Paltrow looks smug as anything here. She was starting to grow on me with her new hair and those S&M heels she was wearing a couple months ago, but I wish she would come down to earth. “I’m voting from London” indeed. Props for doing the PSA though, she’s helping get the word out how easy it is to vote. So if you’re a US citizen studying or living abroad or just traveling at that time please make sure to get your absentee ballot.