Empty booths.For the first time in history, Mexicans living abroad can vote in a presidential election in their home country. As many as 11 million Mexicans live outside Mexico, of whom 4.2 million are likely to be eligible voters, according to according to
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3. the Mexican government.
Nearly all of them--98%--live in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Canada is in second place with 30,000 Mexican nationals, and Spain comes in third with 5,000.
Nevertheless, at press time the Mexican elections commission, known as IFE Ife (ē`fā), city (1991 est. pop. 262,000), SW Nigeria. Located in a farm region, the city is an important center for marketing and shipping cacao. According to tradition, Ife is the oldest Yoruba town (founded c.1300). , had received just 56,749 applications for voting credentials CREDENTIALS, international law. The instruments which authorize and establish a public minister in his character with the state or prince to whom they are addressed. If the state or prince receive the minister, he can be received only in the quality attributed to him in his credentials. . "In terms of proportions, we should have received 98% of these applications from inside the United States, but that's not the case. Mexicans in the other countries are participating much more," says Patricio Ballados Villagomez, who is coordinating voter registration Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens to check in with some central registry before being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive. Centralized/compulsory vs. among Mexicans living abroad. "This certainly has a lot to do with the level of people who tend to migrate, with their educational levels and such."
The election commission has spent nearly US$14 million to promote the initiative, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border, where they have enlisted en·list·ed
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Adjective the names and faces of famous Mexican singers and soccer stars to drive home the message. Yet response has been minimal. Part of the problem, analysts say, is the unfounded fear among many illegal migrants that registering to vote could compromise their position in the United States. Several migrants asked to comment on the subject of voting were visibly afraid to respond and strongly denied that they even live in the United States.