Did you know - as an American, you carry your right to vote wherever you may be in the world?
3 Quick Steps to Register as an Overseas Voter and Request Your Absentee Ballot
Click on "Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request" on the main US Vote menu.
Enter your information into the system and then DOWNLOAD, PRINT and SIGN the form.
Send your signed form to your election office address, which you will find in the instructions that print with the form. Many states allow you to send the form electronically.
Note, you MUST file the overseas voter registration/ballot request form, even if you are already registered in the US. This one form will register you and request your overseas ballot - simultaneously!
HELPFUL HINTS for voting from abroad
Follow Up. About two weeks after mailing the registration/ballot request, check your registration status to see if your application was accepted. On the Overseas Vote site, go to “State Voting Requirements”, enter your state and county, then choose “State Look up Tools / Am I Registered” to check your registration status with your state.
You have options. Depending on your state, you may be able to transmit your Voter Registration/Ballot Request online, by mail, fax or email. You can see your options, on the Overseas Vote site. Go to “State Voting Requirements”, enter your state and county, and choose “Voter Materials Transmission Options.”
Paper is Better. If you live in a region with good mail service, we recommend receiving and returning your ballot by mail - not only because it is more secure, but because it’s already printed and comes with a pre-printed ballot return envelope. You can select this option when you complete your Voter Registration/Ballot Request form.
Find Your Date. Every state has different deadlines for ballot request, registration, and return. Check yours now! Go to the Overseas Vote site and click on “Election Dates and Deadlines”.