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Ballot Drop Off Options

Here's everything you need to know to submit your absentee ballot in time to be counted.

The 2022 midterm election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. And if you’re anything like the 65 million Americans who voted by mail in the 2020 general election, then you too may be submitting an absentee ballot this year. In fact, experts predict that over 60 million will vote by mail-in or absentee ballot this year.

Hopefully, you’ve already requested, received, and voted your absentee ballot. But if you haven’t done one or all of those things, we’ll walk you through your options

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Vote By Mail Ballot Envelope

Some welcome numbers on vote by mail have been projected for the 2022 midterms. According to David Meyers at the Fulcrum, the “number of people who vote by mail is expected to grow by 40 percent from the last midterm election and could nearly match 2020 totals.”

In the 2020 general election, thanks to nationwide pandemic policies, 66.5 million Americans voted by mail. If we match those numbers in 2022 – which would be a feat, considering turnout is much lower at midterm elections – then we’ll know “voting by mailed-out ballot has gone ‘mainstream’ beyond the few initial states [out west].”

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U.S. Capitol Building

Midterm General Elections are all about Congress. While Presidential General Elections are every four years, the Midterm elections fall in between at the 2-year mark. “General” election basically means it is an election that happens in all states and territories at the same time.

Congress is the Legislative Branch of our government, made up of 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 Senators. A change in the composition of congress can create a dramatic power shift in the function of an administration. Midterm elections give YOU, the voter, the opportunity to decide which party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Overseas Voter badge

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is designed as a fallback "emergency" ballot when all other efforts to get your official ballot have been exhausted.

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is an alternative, downloadable ballot that, depending on your voter status, you can use to vote in federal, state, and local elections, including ballot measures. You can generate the FWAB form on our website. You will print the file and fill in the ballot page with your selected candidates.

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2022 Midterms Early Voting

October 28th is National Vote Early Day for the 2022 midterm election. Voters across the country are encouraged to cast their ballots on or around this date if their state offers an early voting period in advance of the November 8, 2022 election.

“Early voting” is a form of voting in which all eligible voters of a state have the chance to cast ballots before Election Day without needing an excuse or a ballot application.

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Absentee Voting IS Voting  - US Vote Ad Campaign image

We are closing in for the final month prior to the Midterm Election 2022 with a major push across all social media platforms including an exciting new ad campaign.

Designed specifically to counter disinformation and confusion about absentee voting. This campaign comes right out and calls it like it is with the bold and clear statement that is needed in these times of "TMI" and that is: Absentee Voting is Voting.

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US Vote Announcement for New Voter Help Desk

Is there a question standing between you and voting?

Do I still have time to register to vote? Where do I send my voting forms? How do I vote from abroad? These are all very real questions that keep voters like you from voting.... or not! Because getting a personal answer can be the one thing it takes to help you move forward.

We have the answer to these questions and over 100 more ready-to-go....

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City Map for Blog on Voting Residence

Registering from one’s home address may be simple for those who don’t move around much. But for those Americans who relocate regularly – roughly 10% of the country moves each year – preparing to vote can feel a little trickier.

Where do you vote if you just moved? If you have two homes, from which one do you register? What if you live abroad, or in a different state, as a military member or ex-pat? Or maybe you’re a student studying outside your home state? Even homeless? We talk you through it in this blog.

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Introducing US Vote's enhanced, personalized voter experience

Are you ready for a new and improved voting experience?

US Vote’s newly launched website offers that and more. With a site that is optimized for mobile devices and updated to include new charts and services, we are ready to help you cast your ballot in the 2022 midterm elections!

The feature and functionality we are proudest to introduce is the new, upgraded Voter Account dashboard, which offers you a personalized voter experience.