Message for U.S. Citizens: Act now to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election!

30 Day Notice for the U.S. General Election on November 8!

If you’d like to vote in the upcoming election, you need to register before your State’s deadline – and many States’ deadlines are fast approaching!  In fact, there are 23 States with registration deadlines before Friday, October 14.  Find your specific deadline by clicking on your State here. If you haven’t registered to vote yet this year, get started now at www.FVAP.gov before you miss the deadline.

You can register to vote and request your ballot with one form.  Complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) using the FPCA online assistant, or fill out the PDF.  Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you.  If you have questions about your registration or ballot status, contact your election office.  Find contact info here.

Already received your requested ballot? Vote and return your ballot right away! Mail delivery times vary; it’s especially important for you to know how long it takes mail to travel as ballot return deadlines approach.  As with the FPCA, you can return your voted ballot to your local election officials free of charge via the U.S. Embassy in Amman or mail it directly at your own expense.  If mailing directly from outside the U.S., ensure there is proper postage if using a foreign mail service.  You can always drop off your completed ballots, addressed to your local election officials, during our public hours, Sunday to Thursday between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m except the last working Thursday each month.  There is no need to schedule an appointment.  As with other voting materials, normal transit time from Amman to the United States is up to 17 days.

As always, you can contact your election office to ensure they received your information by sending them an email or giving them a call! 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.

Requested your ballot but haven’t received it?  Don’t worry, there’s a backup ballot called the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) with an online assistant that provides you with the candidate lists for federal offices including your Congressional District. You may also fill out the PDF .

Remember – absentee ballots count.  So make sure you complete and send in your State ballot as soon as it arrives.  If you don’t receive it by Oct. 8, you can use the backup Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, also available at FVAP.gov

For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit FVAP.gov, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email vote@fvap.gov. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process. Facebook.com/DoDFVAP or Twitter@FVAP.

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