U.S. Presidential Election 2008

Americans are the only ones who can elect the United States president, but the 2008 election offers a unique opportunity to harvest global commentary on America's politics and foreign policy and how it affects the rest of the world.

In partnership with the global news agency Reuters, Global Voices has created the website Voices without Votes to highlights conversations in non-American blogs and citizen media, with emphasis on the regions covered by Global Voices: Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

Voices without Votes, Americans vote, the world speaks

Voices without Votes consists of original writing that summarizes and translates from world blogs AND a daily aggregated feed of handpicked posts from websites around the world that provide thoughtful foreign perspectives.

What you can do

Visit and link to the site! If you are non-American, or are based outside the United States, please write a post in your own blog with your thoughts on the presidential elections or any aspect of US policy as it is seen from your country, and send us the link.