Wow, I can't believe it's been a year today since I became a US Citizen. 11-01-11 was a big day for me. One of the driving forces for switching my status from Permanent Resident to Citizen was to have the right to vote. I work here, pay taxes, own a home. I want to be part of the process. I was shocked when I heard how few women vote. I'm a big believer in the privilege of voting.