Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote. A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was raised abroad and now lives in London, who says, “New York doesn’t need my vote. I’m a Democrat, like everyone else there. If I did vote, the outcome would be exactly the same as if I didn’t.”
Others think their ballots won’t be counted. Still others aren’t even aware that they are eligible to vote, especially if they’ve been away from the States for many years, or even grew up abroad.