Voting from Abroad

Are you a US Citizen Outside of the US? You can still vote in the 2020 Election!

Even if you have registered to vote from abroad in the past, most states require you to request a ballot each calendar year, so if you will need to do this process again for 2020. To register and request your ballot, follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Request Your Ballot

Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register and request your ballot

Go to votefromabroad.org

Step 1a:
You will need to give a US address to fill out the form. If you have lived in the US, this is last US address (it can be from years ago). If you have never lived in the US, this would be the last US address of your parents.

 

Step 1b:
Select how you want to receive your ballot (options vary by state):

Email/Online; Fax; Mail

We highly recommend Email or Fax so your ballot is not lost or delayed in the Mail.

Step 2: Submit The Form

Submit the completed and signed form to your Local Election Official (LEO) in the US

Download and print out the completed FPCA and Instructions. Sign and date the form. Email, fax or mail it directly to your LEO using the contact information in the Instructions. Options vary by state.

Step 3: Contact Your LEO

Verify that your LEO has received your FPCA and will be sending you a ballot

Use the contact information provided in your Instructions to get in touch with your LEO. This final step is very important! Only your election office can process your form and send out your ballot. They aren’t required to contact you to confirm receipt; it’s up to you to follow-up to ensure you’ll get your ballot.

What To Do After You Register

FILL OUT AND SUBMIT YOUR BALLOT.

Don't Delay!

REGISTER AND REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT SO YOU CAN VOTE OUTSIDE OF THE US

Registration deadlines vary based on your state,
however the US State Department recommends that you submit your FPCA as soon as possible!