1. Send ballots by the recommended vote-by date.
2. Ballots can travel by mail, email, or fax. Voters can select their state on FVAP.gov to see their specific submission guidelines. Once you complete your absentee ballot you may seal it and bring it to the U.S. Embassy to be sent off.
3. Voters can check the status of their ballot. Some states have online ballot status tools. Voters can select their state and then click “Check the status of your voted ballot.” If an online tool is not available, they can contact their election official directly.
4. There’s a backup ballot. If voters haven’t received their ballot by early October, they can use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup. Voters can use the FWAB Online Assistant, which will autofill candidates based on their voting state.
5. They may still have time to request an absentee ballot. Voters can select their state on FVAP.gov to see if they still have time to request an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Let them know they can select to have the ballot sent electronically.
We do not allow electronic equipment in our waiting room. Bringing electronics (cell phone, laptop, tablets) will substantially delay your entry. Please leave these devices at home or in your car.