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Re: New Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

Post by dean on Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:23 am

Primary Elections Begin This Month - Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov

This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit FVAP.gov to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)or contact VoteTijuana@state.gov.

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:

April – 30 Day Notice:
April 8 - *Special Election*: Arizona Congressional District 8 Special General election (Maricopa County).
May – 60 Day Notice:
May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia;
May 15: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania;
May 22: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas.
June – 90 Day Notice:
June 5: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota;
June 12: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia;
June 19: Arkansas, District of Columbia;
June 26: Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah.

FVAP recommends that all U.S. citizens overseas send in a FPCA every January to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal elections in 2018. Now is the time to update your mailing address and absentee ballot request information to reflect any changes since the 2016 general election.

To register and request your ballots, complete the FPCA using the online assistant (fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots). You may also use the fillable PDF (fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf) or pick up a hardcopy version from a Voting Assistance Officer at the U.S. Consulate General Tijuana’s American Citizen Services Office located at

Paseo de las Culturas s/n
Mesa de Otay, Delegación Centenario
C.P. 22425, Tijuana, Baja California

or the U.S. Consular Agency Los Cabos, located at

Tiendas de Palmilla
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5 Local B221
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, C.P. 23406.

Not voting in the states listed above? Find your state’s primary election dates at FVAP.gov: Select the state where you want to register to vote from the drop-down menu in the “Voters Start Here” box at the top left-hand side of FVAP.gov. To find your state's election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit FVAP's contact page: fvap.gov/info/contact.

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Re: New Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

Post by dean on Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:35 am

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

another gov site to register

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Re: New Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

Post by dean on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:50 am

USA Registration Deadline Approaching - USA citizens... Time to register to vote all.  I believe you may need to do this every year.  To get an absentee ballot and register states have different requirements.


For me with Nevada I have to have it in by October 14.  I also was lucky, Nevada I could send it by email vs. mailing it.  And Nevada allows me to vote with an online download and email it in when we vote. 

Here is the general federal site that allows you to fill out the form online and then mail it, or as I did email which I went to my county to find the email address to mail it to. 

http://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab2013.pdf

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vote from outside USA...

Post by dean on Wed May 09, 2012 12:51 pm


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Re: New Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

Post by dean on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:58 am

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>The Consular Section staff at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana is ready to assist you in completing your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) -- the form you need to complete this year to register to vote in the 2012 elections as an overseas absentee voter. Our purpose is to inform and educate you about your voting rights, to ensure you are able to exercise your right to participate in elections for federal offices (President, Vice President, Senator, and Representative), and to assist you with voting in state or local elections, if allowed by your state.

New absentee voting laws are in effect for the 2012 elections. You will no longer automatically receive ballots based on a previous absentee ballot request. All U.S. citizens outside of the United States who want to vote by absentee ballot in the 2012 primary and general elections must complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) every year if they wish to vote from abroad. States are now required to send out ballots 45 days before an election. No matter what state you vote in, you can now ask your local election officials to provide your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state). You can now also confirm your registration and ballot delivery on-line. Be sure to include your email address on the form to take advantage of the electronic ballot delivery option. This is the fastest and most reliable way to receive your ballot on time, and we strongly recommend that every overseas voter take advantage of it. Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) website www.FVAP.gov.

Beginning in January 2012, presidential primaries will be held in the states of New Hampshire (January 10), South Carolina (January 21), Florida (January 31), Missouri (February 7), Wisconsin (February 21), Arizona (February 28), and Michigan (February 28). Other states will follow throughout the spring and summer. Voter registration deadlines for primaries are as early as January 3, 2012. Note: Participation in party presidential caucuses by overseas voters is not protected by federal law and requires in-person attendance in most cases. If the party you are affiliated with selects presidential nominees by caucus in your state contact state party officials for further information.

You can obtain a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at FVAP's website. The FPCA is accepted by all local election officials in all U.S. states and territories. It allows you to register to vote and request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (presidential and state primaries, run-off, special, and the November general elections) during the course of the year. An online wizard will help you complete the form. Depending on your state's voting requirements, you then either send in the FPCA electronically or mail it to your local election officials. To mail it, print out the completed FPCA and the (U.S.) postage-paid envelope containing the address of your local election officials. If you bring in your forms or ballots to us we will mail them back home for you without you having to pay for international mail. If it's easier for you to use Mexico's postal system, be sure to affix sufficient postage and allow sufficient time for international mail delivery. Of course, if you wish and have the opportunity, you may still mail your ballot yourself directly from the United States.

If you want to submit your ballot through the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, you may drop it off with someone from our staff in the American Citizen Services waiting room. In Baja California Sur, you may drop your ballot off in person at the Consular Agency. We are here to serve you.

Even if your state does not have a presidential primary in the early months of 2012, it is important that you submit a new Federal Post Card Application this and every January to receive all absentee ballots for which you are eligible. By applying early, you also allow enough time for election officials to contact you and resolve any questions or problems with your registration/ballot request.

Remember that your vote counts, and that many U.S. elections within the past ten years have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%. All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it's valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Be an Educated Voter. Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues. Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues are widely available and easy to obtain via numerous websites such as Project Smart Voter. You can also read national and hometown newspapers on-line, or search the Internet to locate articles and information. For information about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP's Voting Alerts (vote@fvap.gov). FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact the US Consulate General's Voting Assistance Officer at (664) 997-2000, or at ACSTijuana@state.gov.

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New Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

Post by dean on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:41 am

http://travel.state.gov/travel/living/overseas_voting/overseas_voting_4754.html

Recent changes to federal law eliminated the obligation for states to send out ballots for successive federal elections based on a single FPCA. The validity of an absentee ballot request now varies by state, and may evolve over time. In some states, one FPCA will qualify you to receive all ballots for elections for Federal offices in that calendar year only. As a result, we urge all U.S. citizens to submit a new FPCA in January of each year, and whenever you change your address, email address, or name.

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