So there are some elections you are entitled to and some you are not? Really?
As a European citizen, I can vote in local and European elections. Normal European law, applies to all EU citizens in all EU countries.
Can you vote in the key elections like for Prime Minisister and President?
Sadly, no. Not yet, anyway - though I'll likely be able to vote in the next Presidential election.
Personally, it irritates me that Poles abroad (who don't pay taxes in Poland) can vote, but I, as a resident and taxpayer can't. Reminds me of the old DC "no taxation without representation" argument.
May I ask what elections you have voted in?
The elections last week, the last European elections and the 2nd round of the city Presidential election next Sunday.
Both my votes went to centre-left candidates who are concerned with social justice - I'd like to see a Poland that allows anyone who can, to do. The current situation where children have to go without schoolbooks if they can't afford them is nothing short of scandalous.
For what it's worth, I'm in the middle of setting up a foundation which will (hopefully!) provide scholarships to poorer children with potential. Do you think the American Polonia would support such an organisation? It really makes me mad whenever I hear about some cases here, such as kids being deprived school trips through not having the money :(