If you're an American citizen living abroad (like me), it's time to mail in your 2004 request for an absentee ballot - don't wait until the week before the polls open, because it'll be too late by then. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) web site, download the instructions for the U.S. state you last lived in, and mail in the forms with your signature. It takes all of ten minutes and a stamp.
Yeah, what he said. You owe it to the rest of us.