The General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
You can vote from anywhere when you’re in the military or an American overseas. The information below provides an overview of the voter registration and ballot submission process. For more details, please visit the Federal Voting Assistant Program (FVAP) website. FVAP provides voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens.
Submit a Federal Post Card Application
Most states require you to register to vote to start the absentee voting process. We encourage you to use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA is a form you can use to register to vote and request absentee ballots for the year. Many States allow you to submit your FPCA electronically and all States allow for at least one form of electronic transmission of your blank ballot. Select your State or territory of legal residence to get started on the FPCA.
Submit Your Ballot
While you cannot “vote” at the Embassy, you can submit your completed voter registration form or ballot to be mailed back to the United States free of charge. Please note that this process can take 2-3 weeks to reach your local election official, so please plan accordingly. When mailing your ballot, please either use a postage paid envelope or have correct U.S. domestic postage on the envelope. Stamps are not available for sale at the embassy, but postage can be purchased through U.S. Postal Service’s “Click and Ship”. It is faster to submit your election materials electronically, and we encourage voters to take advantage of this opportunity if your state allows it. You may drop off your ballot at the front gate of the U.S. Embassy any time between 10:30 pm to 11:30 a.m. on any business day from Sunday to Thursday.
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) citizens are U.S. citizens who are Service members, their eligible family members or overseas citizens. We support UOCAVA citizens and election officials by providing necessary absentee voting forms, materials, training and guidance. If you are a military voter, please visit the FVAP website for more information.