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  • published How to Vote from Haiti in News 2022-09-19 05:16:55 -0400

    How to Vote from Haiti

    If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, and will be 18 years old on November 8 this year, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections - and every U.S. election.

    As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

    Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from Peru including how to:

    1. Register and Request a Ballot
    2. Confirm and Receive a Ballot
    3. Vote and Return a Ballot
    4. Track a Ballot

    Questions along the way? Contact [email protected] at any point!

     

     1.  Register to vote and request your ballot

    Visit VotefromAbroad.org to fill out your absentee ballot request, also known as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)— it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you're not registered to vote, the FPCA serves as a voter registration form as well. Be sure to choose the option to receive your ballot via email!

     

    Every state has different submission rules and deadlines!

    Your state’s can be found at Your State Rules  and on the VotefromAbroad.org homepage. 

    If you have any questions while filling out the form, you can refer to FAQs, also on the homepage.  If you don’t find your answer listed there,  click the online  Voter Help Desk’s red circle at the bottom right and type in your question.  Or email: [email protected].

     

    2.  Confirm your request has been accepted and that you will receive a ballot

    You should always verify with your local election official that you will be receiving a ballot. After you submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) request form, if they don’t send you a confirmation of receipt right away, call or email your local election official to verify they received it and will be sending a blank ballot to you. You can look up their contact information  at  Your State Rules.

    The contact information is also listed in the instructions generated when you complete the FPCA on VotefromAbroad.org. Alternatively, most states provide a website where you can verify your voter status, although these sites can sometimes be outdated and are not aimed at abroad voters; You can find it by searching for "[state] verify voter registration."

    By  federal law pertaining to overseas voters, all states must send absentee ballots to overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election (MOVE Act). This year: September 24, 2022.

    --->  Tip:  For states requiring mail back ballots, you don't need to wait for ballots to come out on September 24. If you must mail back your ballot, we recommend sending in a Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB) NOW as a backup! This allows you to use a quicker and more economical method of mail, courier, or embassy/consult delivery (see below in section 3). If you then receive your state’s complete official  ballot in time to mail  or courier it back, you can do so! Your FWAB ballot will be superseded by your state’s ballot - you will not be voting twice! 

    The FWAB is specifically for overseas voters who are concerned they won't receive their official ballot in time to return it by the deadline. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found in FAQs Here

    You can easily fill out online and download a  FWAB backup ballot at:  FWAB backup ballot ONLINE  or download and fill out by hand online here: FWAB backup ballot

    When it's time for ballots to come and you don't see yours, check your spam folder - ballots can hide in there! If you still don't see it, contact your local election official and confirm they sent your ballot out. Remember, you can look up your local election oficial’s contact info at Your State Rules.

    If you don't have your ballot by October 1 and you must mail it back, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot to make sure your vote gets to your state in time.  See details above.

     

    3.  Vote and Return your ballot

    Return your ballot ASAP via the easiest and quickest  option available for your state!

    Because ballot return methods vary by state, carefully check your state’s guidelines on return via online upload, email, fax, or postal mail at Your State Rules.  If  your state only allows postal mail return you must return your ballot as quickly as possible! See mail-return options below.

    --->  Tip:  New Jersey Voters - Please note that New Jersey allows for email or fax returns, but also requires that the ballot be sent by postal mail as well.

    --->  Tip: New York Voters - Here are instructions on How to fold the New York State General Election ballot.

     

    Returning your ballot via online upload or email

    Bingo! If your state allows, these are the easiest, fastest options. Use these!

    (Note that DA continually works with individual state representatives to promote legislation that would allow these option for all states. )

    Returning your ballot via fax

    If you don’t have a fax machine or international fax service isn’t easily available, you can use an Email-to-Fax service! The Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) offers one free. Simply download an FVAP Transmission Cover Sheet; fill it out and EMAIL it along with your completed ballot to [email protected]; they will convert your email to a fax and fax it to your local election office as listed on  your Cover Sheet.

    Other free Email-to-Fax services are available online; two are:

    HelloFax allows you to send up to 5 pages for free.

    FAX.PLUS allows you to send up 10 pages for free.

    Note: If you wait until too close to November 8th, the FVAP service will get busy and they won’t be able to guarantee your faxed ballot will arrive by your state’s deadline; it would then be best to use an alternate service.

    Returning your ballot via mail

    If your state requires postal mail ballot return, your options are :

    Post Office

    Use your local post office IF you have reliable postal service in your area! and IF you are sending your ballot back early enough to allow time for delivery to your local election office in the states. Be sure to add international postage to your Postage Paid envelope.

    Courier Service

    Courier service is a more reliable and timely option, but of course more costly. For fees and locations nearest you, contact the main DHL office for private mail and courier services in Haiti:  

    DHL Express ServicePoint: Mail and Courier services. Call for locations and services in Port au Prince, Petion Ville, and Saint Marc at +509 28 12 9400.

    Family members whose ballots are in separate postage-paid envelopes, but addressed to the  same local election office, may use one DHL delivery package.

    Important: You must ask for a postmark or date stamp to be placed on the outer envelope when mailing using any service.

    --->  Tip:  Check your state’s deadline for ballot return and count backwards to ensure timely delivery. The postmark date is important to ensure your ballot is counted!

    --->  Tip:  Even with expedited courier services, ballots still take several days to get to the United States.

    Diplomatic pouch delivery from the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince:

    Contact the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince’s Voting Assistance Officer at +509 2229 8000 or email them at [email protected]. They are located at Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre.

    Note: As of 9/18, they were still reviewing their diplomatic pouch delivery service procedures, but expect to post them on their website soon here: US Embassy Port-au-Prince/Voting. (For the 2020 elections, they had an Official Ballot Drop Box at their Consular entrance with drop-off hours, so hopefully they will do so again.)

    It can take up to four weeks for the mail to reach its final destination. Therefore, we do not recommend using the diplomatic pouch after October 5th.

     

    Regardless of how you send your ballot

    --->  Tip:  Know that it is unlawful in some states for a second party to handle your voted ballot, even if it is sealed. To ensure lawful ballot return, you the voter, should place your voted ballot in the mail, provide to the courier,  or hand in for the diplomatic pouch. Alternatively, contact [email protected] to find out if your state is one that disallows second party handling of voted ballots. 

     

    4.  Track your ballot

    Once you've mailed your ballot, follow up with your local election official to make sure that it arrived and will be counted. Nearly all states have online tracking services. To find your state's website, go to Your State Rules  and scroll down to "Track Your Ballot." On the same web page, you can also look up your local election office's contact details and contact them directly. If they are experiencing an influx of calls or emails, you may need to remain persistent, but this can be the most direct and reliable way to track your ballot.

    --->  Tip:  Know that voter error is the main cause of ballot rejection!

    Having trouble? Need help?

    We understand that the voting process from abroad can be confusing — that's why we're here to help. Send an email to  [email protected]   

     

    Download your sticker! Share with your friends!  

     I Voted From Haiti

     

    REVIEW OF KEY POINTS FOR VOTING

    • Request your overseas ballot now! www.votefromabroad.org 
    • Check the option (on the request form) that your ballot be sent to you by email!
    • Submit your request form online or by email, if your state allows; unfortunately, some states require you to mail your request.   
    • If your state allows you to return your voted ballot electronically – do it!  (By email, upload, or fax).
    • If your state requires you to mail back your ballot:
      • Request your ballot now so you’ll receive it on Sept 24 when counties start sending overseas ballots out (45 days before the election)
      • Download and vote your ballot immediately!
      • Use your embassy or consulate’s diplomatic pouch (by Oct 2nd) or use a courier service to send it back.
    • Track your request form and your ballot.
    • Questions?  [email protected] 



    Need help scanning your ballot?

     Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone.

    If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android


  • published How to Vote from Chile in News 2022-09-12 04:46:29 -0400

    How to Vote from Chile

     

     

    If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, and will be 18 years old on November 8 this year, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections - and every U.S. election.

    As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

    Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from Peru including how to:

    1. Register and Request a Ballot
    2. Confirm and Receive a Ballot
    3. Vote and Return a Ballot
    4. Track a Ballot

    Questions along the way? Contact [email protected] at any point!

    1.  Register to vote and request your ballot

    Visit VotefromAbroad.org to fill out your absentee ballot request, also known as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)— it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you're not registered to vote, the FPCA serves as a voter registration form as well. Be sure to choose the option to receive your ballot via email!

     

    Every state has different submission rules and deadlines!

    Your state’s can be found at Your State Rules  and on the VotefromAbroad.org homepage. 

    If you have any questions while filling out the form, you can refer to FAQs, also on the homepage.  If you don’t find your answer listed there,  click the online  Voter Help Desk’s red circle at the bottom right and type in your question.  Or email: [email protected].

     

    2.  Confirm your request has been accepted and that you will receive a ballot

    You should always verify with your local election official that you will be receiving a ballot. After you submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) request form, if they don’t send you a confirmation of receipt right away, call or email your local election official to verify they received it and will be sending a blank ballot to you. You can look up their contact information  at  Your State Rules.

    The contact information is also listed in the instructions generated when you complete the FPCA on VotefromAbroad.org. Alternatively, most states provide a website where you can verify your voter status, although these sites can sometimes be outdated and are not aimed at abroad voters; You can find it by searching for "[state] verify voter registration."

    By  federal law pertaining to overseas voters, all states must send absentee ballots to overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election (MOVE Act). This year: September 24, 2022.

    --->  Tip:  For states requiring mail back ballots, you don't need to wait for ballots to come out on September 24. If you must mail back your ballot, we recommend sending in a Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB) NOW as a backup! This allows you to use a quicker and more economical method of mail, courier, or embassy/consult delivery (see below in section 3). If you then receive your state’s complete official  ballot in time to mail  or courier it back, you can do so! Your FWAB ballot will be superseded by your state’s ballot - you will not be voting twice! 

    The FWAB is specifically for overseas voters who are concerned they won't receive their official ballot in time to return it by the deadline. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found in FAQs Here

    You can easily fill out online and download a  FWAB backup ballot at:  FWAB backup ballot ONLINE  or download and fill out by hand online here: FWAB backup ballot

    When it's time for ballots to come and you don't see yours, check your spam folder - ballots can hide in there! If you still don't see it, contact your local election official and confirm they sent your ballot out. Remember, you can look up your local election oficial’s contact info at Your State Rules.

    If you don't have your ballot by October 1 and you must mail it back, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot to make sure your vote gets to your state in time.  See details above.

     

    3.  Vote and Return your ballot

    Return your ballot ASAP via the easiest and quickest  option available for your state!

    Because ballot return methods vary by state, carefully check your state’s guidelines on return via online upload, email, fax, or postal mail at Your State Rules.  If  your state only allows postal mail return you must return your ballot as quickly as possible! See mail-return options below.

    --->  Tip:  New Jersey Voters - Please note that New Jersey allows for email or fax returns, but also requires that the ballot be sent by postal mail as well.

    --->  Tip: New York Voters - Here are instructions on How to fold the New York State General Election ballot.

     

    Returning your ballot via online upload or email

    Bingo! If your state allows, these are the easiest, fastest options. Use these!

    (Note that DA continually works with individual state representatives to promote legislation that would allow these option for all states. )

    Returning your ballot via fax

    If you don’t have a fax machine or international fax service isn’t easily available, you can use an Email-to-Fax service! The Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) offers one free. Simply download an FVAP Transmission Cover Sheet; fill it out and EMAIL it along with your completed ballot to [email protected]; they will convert your email to a fax and fax it to your local election office as listed on  your Cover Sheet.

    Other free Email-to-Fax services are available online; two are:

    HelloFax allows you to send up to 5 pages for free.

    FAX.PLUS allows you to send up 10 pages for free.

    Note: If you wait until too close to November 8th, the FVAP service will get busy and they won’t be able to guarantee your faxed ballot will arrive by your state’s deadline; it would then be best to use an alternate service.

    Returning your ballot via mail

    If your state requires postal mail ballot return, your options are :

    Post Office

    Use your local post office IF you have reliable postal service in your area! and IF you are sending your ballot back early enough to allow time for delivery to your local election office in the states. Be sure to add international postage to your Postage Paid envelope.

    Courier Service

    Courier service is a more reliable and timely option, but of course more costly. For fees and locations nearest you, contact the offices listed:

    Chilexpress: Website contact:  https://www.chilexpress.cl/sucursales-servicio-courier-envios-carga-chile

    UPS: Call center service, Santiago: 800-742587; Mon-Fri 8am-7pm.

    DHL: Moneda 975, Santiago, 8320239, Región Metropolitana; +56 9 5005 6206

    FedEx: Catedral 1017, P.º Puente 516, local 19, Santiago, 8320000, Región Metropolitana; +56 2 3252 3179

    --->  Tip: Family members whose ballots are in separate postage-paid envelopes and both addressed to the same local election office may use one courier delivery package.

    Important: You must ask for a postmark or date stamp to be placed on the outer envelope when mailing using any service.

    --->  Tip:  Check your state’s deadline for ballot return and count backwards to ensure timely delivery. The postmark date is important to ensure your ballot is counted!

    --->  Tip:  Even with expedited courier services, ballots still take several days to get to the United States.

     

    Diplomatic pouch delivery from the US Embassy in Santiago: 

    Voters in Chile can drop their ballots off at the U.S. Embassy at Av. Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes, Santiago for free delivery via diplomatic pouch to the U.S. where it will then be routed to your local election office through the U.S. Post Office. Ballots must be placed in postage paid return envelopes, or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage for delivery within the U.S. (postage from Chile to the United States is not required using this method). You can contact the embassy directly at: (56-2) 2330-3000.

    Please note that all visitors to the Embassy are subject to security screening and you may not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility. 

    Please note that it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the embassy or consulate.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

    Due to time constraints, DA does not recommend using the diplomatic pouch after Oct. 3rd.

     

    Regardless of how you send your ballot

    --->  Tip:  Know that it is unlawful in some states for a second party to handle your voted ballot, even if it is sealed. To ensure lawful ballot return, you the voter, should place your voted ballot in the mail, provide to the courier,  or hand in for the diplomatic pouch. Alternatively, contact [email protected] to find out if your state is one that disallows second party handling of voted ballots. 

     

    4.  Track your ballot

    Once you've mailed your ballot, follow up with your local election official to make sure that it arrived and will be counted. Nearly all states have online tracking services. To find your state's website, go to Your State Rules  and scroll down to "Track Your Ballot." On the same web page, you can also look up your local election office's contact details and contact them directly. If they are experiencing an influx of calls or emails, you may need to remain persistent, but this can be the most direct and reliable way to track your ballot.

    --->  Tip:  Know that voter error is the main cause of ballot rejection!

    Having trouble? Need help?

    We understand that the voting process from abroad can be confusing — that's why we're here to help. Send an email to  [email protected]   

     

    Download your sticker! Share with your friends!  

     I Voted From Chile 

     

     

    REVIEW OF KEY POINTS FOR VOTING

    ●       Request your overseas ballot now! www.votefromabroad.org

    ●       Check the option (on the request form) that your ballot be sent to you by email!

    ●       Submit your request form online or by email, if your state allows; unfortunately, some states require you to mail your request.  

    ●       If your state allows you to return your voted ballot electronically – do it!  (By email, upload, or fax).

    ●       If your state requires you to mail back your ballot:

    ○       Request your ballot now so you’ll receive it on Sept 24 when counties start sending overseas ballots out (45 days before the election)

    ○       Download and vote your ballot immediately!

    ○       Use your embassy or consulate’s diplomatic pouch (by Oct 2nd) or use a courier service to send it back.

    ●       Track your request form and your ballot.

    ●       Questions?  [email protected]

     

    Need help scanning your ballot?

     Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone.

    If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android

     

     


  • published How to Vote from Guyana in News 2022-09-05 13:32:43 -0400

    How to Vote from Guyana

    If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, and will be 18 years old on November 8 this year, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections - and every U.S. election. 

    As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

    Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from Peru including how to:

    1. Register and Request a Ballot
    2. Confirm and Receive a Ballot
    3. Vote and Return a Ballot
    4. Track a Ballot

    Questions along the way? Contact [email protected] at any point! 

     

    1.  Register to vote and request your ballot

    Visit VotefromAbroad.org to fill out your absentee ballot request, also known as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)— it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you're not registered to vote, the FPCA serves as a voter registration form as well. Be sure to choose the option to receive your ballot via email



    Every state has different submission rules and deadlines! 

    Your state’s can be found at Your State Rules  and on the VotefromAbroad.org homepage.  

    If you have any questions while filling out the form, you can refer to FAQs, also on the homepage.  If you don’t find your answer listed there,  click the online  Voter Help Desk’s red circle at the bottom right and type in your question.  Or email: [email protected]



    2.  Confirm your request has been accepted and that you will receive a ballot

    You should always verify with your local election official that you will be receiving a ballot. After you submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) request form, if they don’t send you a confirmation of receipt right away, call or email your local election official to verify they received it and will be sending a blank ballot to you. You can look up their contact information  at  Your State Rules

    The contact information is also listed in the instructions generated when you complete the FPCA on VotefromAbroad.org. Alternatively, most states provide a website where you can verify your voter status, although these sites can sometimes be outdated and are not aimed at abroad voters; You can find it by searching for "[state] verify voter registration."

    By  federal law pertaining to overseas voters, all states must send absentee ballots to overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election (MOVE Act). This year: September 24, 2022.

    --->  Tip:  For states requiring mail back ballots, you don't need to wait for ballots to come out on September 24. If you must mail back your ballot, we recommend sending in a Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB) NOW as a backup! This allows you to use a quicker and more economical method of mail, courier, or embassy/consult delivery (see below in section 3). If you then receive your state’s complete official  ballot in time to mail  or courier it back, you can do so! Your FWAB ballot will be superseded by your state’s ballot - you will not be voting twice!  

    The FWAB is specifically for overseas voters who are concerned they won't receive their official ballot in time to return it by the deadline. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found in FAQs Here

    You can easily fill out online and download a  FWAB backup ballot at:  FWAB backup ballot ONLINE  or download and fill out by hand online here: FWAB backup ballot

    When it's time for ballots to come and you don't see yours, check your spam folder - ballots can hide in there! If you still don't see it, contact your local election official and confirm they sent your ballot out. Remember, you can look up your local election oficial’s contact info at Your State Rules

    If you don't have your ballot by October 1 and you must mail it back, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot to make sure your vote gets to your state in time.  See details above. 

     

    3.  Vote and Return your ballot

    Return your ballot ASAP via the easiest and quickest  option available for your state!

    Because ballot return methods vary by state, carefully check your state’s guidelines on return via online upload, email, fax, or postal mail at Your State Rules.  If  your state only allows postal mail return you must return your ballot as quickly as possible! See mail-return options below. 

    --->  Tip:  New Jersey Voters - Please note that New Jersey allows for email or fax returns, but also requires that the ballot be sent by postal mail as well. 

    --->  Tip: New York Voters - Here are instructions on How to fold the New York State General Election ballot.

     

    Returning your ballot via online upload or email

    Bingo! If your state allows, these are the easiest, fastest options. Use these! 

    (Note that DA continually works with individual state representatives to promote legislation that would allow these option for all states. )

    Returning your ballot via fax

    If you don’t have a fax machine or international fax service isn’t easily available, you can use an Email-to-Fax service! The Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) offers one free. Simply download an FVAP Transmission Cover Sheet; fill it out and EMAIL it along with your completed ballot to [email protected]; they will convert your email to a fax and fax it to your local election office as listed on  your Cover Sheet. 

    Other free Email-to-Fax services are available online; two are:

    HelloFax allows you to send up to 5 pages for free.

    FAX.PLUS allows you to send up 10 pages for free.

    Note: If you wait until too close to November 8th, the FVAP service will get busy and they won’t be able to guarantee your faxed ballot will arrive by your state’s deadline; it would then be best to use an alternate service. 

    Returning your ballot via mail

    If your state requires postal mail ballot return, your options are :

    Post Office

    Use your local post office IF you have reliable postal service in your area! and IF you are sending your ballot back early enough to allow time for delivery to your local election office in the states. Be sure to add international postage to your Postage Paid envelope. 

    Courier Service

    Courier service is a more reliable and timely option, but of course more costly. For fees and locations nearest you, contact the main offices listed: 

    DHL: 50 E Fifth St, Georgetown, Guyana; 592 227 4742

    FedEx: 125 Barrack St, Georgetown, Guyana; 592 227 6976

    UPS: Mercury Couriers, 210 Camp and New Market St, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown; Tel.: 5922 271 853 / UPS Additional Contact Info

     

    --->  Tip: Family members whose ballots are in separate postage-paid envelopes and both addressed to the same local election office may use one courier delivery package.

    Important: You must ask for a postmark or date stamp to be placed on the outer envelope when mailing using any service.

    --->  Tip:  Check your state’s deadline for ballot return and count backwards to ensure timely delivery. The postmark date is important to ensure your ballot is counted!

    --->  Tip:  Even with expedited courier services, ballots still take several days to get to the United States.

     

    Diplomatic pouch delivery from the US Embassy in Georgetown:  

    You can drop off your FPCA and/or completed absentee ballots at the U.S. Embassy Georgetown at the Duke Street entrance to the American Citizen Services unit. The embassy will send them via diplomatic pouch to the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Virginia for transfer to the USPS system.  FPCAs and/or completed ballots must be placed in a sealed postage-paid envelope or in an envelope containing sufficient U.S. in-country postage. The Voting Assistance Officer at U.S. Embassy Georgetown is available to answer any questions at: [email protected]

    Please note that it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the embassy or consulate.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly. 

    Due to time constraints, DA does not recommend using the diplomatic pouch after Oct. 3rd. 

     

    Regardless of how you send your ballot

    --->  Tip:  Know that it is unlawful in some states for a second party to handle your voted ballot, even if it is sealed. To ensure lawful ballot return, you the voter, should place your voted ballot in the mail, provide to the courier,  or hand in for the diplomatic pouch. Alternatively, contact [email protected] to find out if your state is one that disallows second party handling of voted ballots.  

     

    4.  Track your ballot

    Once you've mailed your ballot, follow up with your local election official to make sure that it arrived and will be counted. Nearly all states have online tracking services. To find your state's website, go to Your State Rules  and scroll down to "Track Your Ballot." On the same web page, you can also look up your local election office's contact details and contact them directly. If they are experiencing an influx of calls or emails, you may need to remain persistent, but this can be the most direct and reliable way to track your ballot. 

    --->  Tip:  Know that voter error is the main cause of ballot rejection! 

    Having trouble? Need help?

    We understand that the voting process from abroad can be confusing — that's why we're here to help. Send an email to  [email protected]    



    Download your sticker! Share with your friends!  

     I Voted From Guyana



    REVIEW OF KEY POINTS FOR VOTING

    • Request your overseas ballot now! www.votefromabroad.org 
    • Check the option (on the request form) that your ballot be sent to you by email!
    • Submit your request form online or by email, if your state allows; unfortunately, some states require you to mail your request.   
    • If your state allows you to return your voted ballot electronically – do it!  (By email, upload, or fax).
    • If your state requires you to mail back your ballot:
      • Request your ballot now so you’ll receive it on Sept 24 when counties start sending overseas ballots out (45 days before the election)
      • Download and vote your ballot immediately!
      • Use your embassy or consulate’s diplomatic pouch (by Oct 2nd) or use a courier service to send it back.
    • Track your request form and your ballot.
    • Questions?  [email protected] 



    Need help scanning your ballot?

     Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone.

    If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android

     


  • Vote Now! / ¡Vota ahora! for our DADR Candidates!

    DA DR's Nominations and Election Committee (NEC) is happy to announce its Candidates for DA DR's new Executive Committee.  

     

     El Comité de Nominaciones y Elecciones (NEC) de DA DR se complace en anunciar sus Candidatos para el nuevo Comité Ejecutivo de DA DR.

    Click to view/Haga clic para ver: DA DR Executive Committee Candidates / Candidatos del Comité Ejecutivo de DA DR

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    Vote Here! / ¡Votar Aquí!

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    Deadline to vote: June 21 at 6PM DR/ET - an hour prior to the start of the elections and AGM. 
    La feche límite para votar:  21 de junio a las 6pm -  una hora antes del inicio de las elecciones y de la reunión AGM.

    Note: The position of Counsel remains open for floor nominations June 21. See position descriptions below:

    Officers and Responsibilities/Puestos y sus funciones 

    Nota: El puesto de asesor legal permanece abierto para nominaciones desde el plenario el 21 de junio. Consulte las descripciones de puestos anteriores.

    Only DA DR members in attendance may nominate or vote. /  Solo los miembros de DADR presentes pueden nominar o votar por este puesto vacante.

    -------Para nuestros hispanohablantes: Despláese hacia abajo hasta la linea que sigue a la parte en ingles de este anuncio.-------

    Announcement and Certification of election results will be June 21st at 7PM DR/ET, immediately preceding the DA DR Annual General Meeting, via Zoom. At this time, nominations, if any, can be taken from the floor for the unfilled position of Counsel. If you have any questions on the elections, please email the NEC at: [email protected]; note in the subject line: DA DR Elections.

    
    

    Immediately following the Elections segment:

    Tues, June 21st at 7PM DR/ET via Zoom:

    DA DR's Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022

    See EVENTS for full details and RSVP on the AGM or click here: DA DR's AGM 2022    

    For questions on the AGM, contact David Ware: [email protected]

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    La certificación de los resultados de las elecciones y su respectiva declaratoria final se realizará el 21 de junio a las 7 pm hora de República Dominicana, inmediatamente antes de la Reunión General Anual de DADR, por medio de Zoom. En este momento, las nominaciones, si las hubiere, pueden tomarse del plenario para el puesto vacante de la Asesoría Legal.  

    Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las elecciones, comuníquese con el NEC al correo electrónico: [email protected];  en la línea de asunto debe anotar: DADR Elections.

    Martes 21 de junio vía Zoom a las 7 pm hora de la República Dominicana

    Al término de la declaratoria final de las Elecciones al Comité Ejecutivo:

    Reunión General Anual (AGM)

    de DA República Dominicana 2022

    VER "EVENTS" para más detalles y RSVP, o haga clic aquí: DA DR's AGM 2022

    No dude en ponerse en contacto con David Ware para obtener información adicional sobre la AGM: [email protected]

     


  • Welcome to Guyana - Committee in formation!

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    HOW TO VOTE FROM GUYANA

    DA Guyana is a fully formed and operating DA committee of under 150 members, hence, called a "Committee-in Formation" as we build our membership.
    We are located in the north-east of South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean.  A former British colony, Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America.

    Guyana is a continental country with a Caribbean culture. We share a post-colonial history with the English-speaking Caribbean, but we are not a Caribbean Island.

    Guyana is an oil producing nation with over 9 billion barrels of oil reserves; over 3000 Americans and their dependents are working in the Petroleum industry in Guyana.

     

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  • Online Voting is NOW open for DA Caribbean Islands' Executive Committee and Adoption of Bylaws!

    The Nominations and Election Committee is pleased to announce its slate of candidates:

    You must be a registered member of Democrats Abroad Caribbean Islands to vote. To register, join Democrats Abroad at DemocratsAbroad.org; you will automatically be assigned to DA Caribbean Islands based on your island address.

    If you haven't yet, you can review the Proposed Bylaws below:

    Vote NOW! through Dec 7th 4PM ET/ 5PM AST, one hour prior to the 5PM ET/6PM AST start of the Elections & Bylaws Adoption portion of the Annual General Meeting (see below). 

    Contact the Nominations and Election Committee for further information on the candidates or election. We look forward to everyone's participation in our first elections for DA Caribbean Islands!

    Cindy Witt (Anguilla), Miguel Madrigal (Americas Region), and Roz Reymers (Americas Region): [email protected]

    And be sure to join us for...

    Caribbean Islands Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday, Dec 7th at 5PM ET / 6PM AST

    Immediately follows elections portion at the start.

    You will be sent your Zoom link.

     

     


  • Vote Now for DA DR's Bylaws - and Join Our Holiday Greeting & Bylaws Adoption Meeting Dec 22!

    We are happy to announce that the extensive work done to revise DA DR's Bylaws has been completed and the proposed Bylaws are presented here for your approval / Nos complace anunciar que se ha completado el extenso trabajo realizado para revisar los estatutos de DA RD y que los estatutos propuestos se presentan aquí para su aprobación

     

    Please vote to adopt our revised Bylaws and help us take our first step toward reestablishing DA DR as an active country committee! Our goal is to be up and running in time to help our members Get Out their Votes for the 2022 Midterms, starting in January with the Registration/Request a Ballot process.

    ¡Vote para adoptar nuestros Estatutos revisados y ayúdenos a dar nuestro primer paso hacia el restablecimiento de DA RD como un comitéde paísactivo! Nuestro objetivo es estar en funcionamiento a tiempo para ayudar a nuestros miembros a emitir sus votos para las elecciones intermedias de 2022, comenzando en enero con el proceso de registro / solicitud de una boleta electoral. 

    Deadline to vote is Dec 22th / La fecha límite para votar es el 22 de diciembre

    
    

    You must be a DA member residing in the Dominican Republic to vote. /

    Debe ser un miembro del DA que resida en la República Dominicana para votar.

     

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    ¡Y planee unirse a nosotros para nuestra Reunión de Anuncio de Estatutos y Saludos Navideños!

    Nuestra oportunidad de desear felices fiestas a nuestros miembros de DA RD y anunciar el resultado de nuestra adopción de estatutos.

    Miércoles 22 de diciembre a las 7-7:30 AST /6-6:30 PM ET

    
    

    And plan to join us for a quick Holiday Greeting & Bylaws Adoption Meeting! 

    Our chance to wish Happy Holidays to our DA DR members and announce the outcome of our Bylaws Adoption.

    Wed, Dec 22nd at 7-7:30 AST / 6-6:30PM ET




    ¡Te veo alli!

    See you there!

    David Ware, Krystal Grullón, and Nathaniel Adams

    and the DA DR Formation Committee

    [email protected]


  • DA Caribbean Islands' Election & Bylaws Adoption and Annual General Meeting!

    The Nominations & Elections Committee is proud to announce the elections of Executive Committee Officers and the Adoption of Bylaws that will see DA Caribbean Islands poised to become DA's first "Transnational Committee," composed of its multiple island nations. Nominations for the following positions are open now through Nov 20th:                      

    Chair / Vice-Chair / Secretary / Treasurer / Dir of Communications & Social Media / Program & Events Coordinator / Island Region Captains (2) for the Northern and Southern Island Regions / Members -at- Large (2).

    Appointed office of Legal Counsel (sits on the Ex Com as needed) and appointed Island Coordinators (one for each DA Caribbean island included - not on the Ex Com) are positions to consider as well.

    Elected and Appointed positions are open to all DA members residing within the designated region of DA Caribbean Islands. Should you choose to nominate yourself or another member for an elected position, or if you want to volunteer for an appointed position - or simply would like more information - contact us at: [email protected].

    The election shall be conducted by electronic ballot. The deadline to submit your ballot is Dec 7th 4PM ET, 1 hour prior to the start of the Elections & Annual General Meeting. There will be no in-person voting with the exception of possible nominations and vote on positions for which there are no candidates; Only in-person votes will then count.  

    Candidates' Statements and Ballots will be emailed Nov 23rd when voting shall officially begin. You must be a member of DA Caribbean Islands to vote. the deadline for voting is Dec 7 4pm ET, 1 hour prior to the start of the Elections & Annual General Meeting at 5pm ET. See the Bylaws here: DA Caribbean Islands Bylaws

    The Annual General Meeting will immediate follow the Elections portion of the meeting which begins at 5pm ET. You will meet our newly elected Executive Committee members and the DA Caribbean members who have helped inspire and establish DA Caribbean Islands and learn what motivates us all as we begin to shape our goals for 2022 and beyond.

    Contact Christine Burstein, Formation Committee Chair for questions regarding the Annual General Meeting at: [email protected]

    We look forward to your participation in our elections and hope you'll join us Dec 7th. Let us know you're coming here: RSVP!  

     


  • published Early Voting has Begun! in News 2021-07-29 14:25:15 -0400

    Early Voting has Begun!

    Help establish DAGY as a formal DA Committee with the Election of Officers and Adoption of bylaws. Meet the candidates for Guyana's first Executive Committee here: Candidate Statements; Click here to view DAGY Bylaws ;Then

    VOTE HERE!

    You must be a member of Democrats Abroad and reside in Guyana; if you're not yet a member, please join us here!  Democrats Abroad

    And be sure to join us for the Final Elections & Annual General Meeting with special guest speaker, LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter - Aug 12th, 7PM EDT.

    RSVP for your ZOOM link:

    GOING!

    For more information on the elections, contact NEC Chair, Jennifer Ferreira at [email protected] / For information on the Annual General Meeting & LaTosha Brown speaker event, contact Formation Committee Chair, Dawn Stewart at [email protected]


  • DABR's Annual General Meeting & Elections held virtually May 26

    Congratulations to Brazil's new Executive Committee, elected May 26 at the first DABR AGM and Elections Meeting held in five years, paving the way for DABR's reauthorization as an official Country Committee! Upon the completion of elections, Acting Chair, Kristen Carmean (filling in for Chair Arthur Sevalho-Goncalves, a physician currently treating Covid patients) chaired the Annual General Meeting.

    Kristen began with DABR's "Story of Persistence" in reestablishing the CC, first led by Jacob Lassar, now V-Chair for Membership, in 2017.  Another involved member from that time, Joseph Weiss, has also joined the team as Treasurer. Leading a new effort in January 2020, Kristen and Arthur brought in Patricia Paine as Secretary and Marc Weiss as Member-at-Large for a full and robust Ex Comm. 

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  • DABR is poised to step back into full swing May 26th and invites your virtual participation!

    DABR's Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) is pleased to announce its Elections and Annual General Meeting  May 26, 7pm Brasilia time, that will reestablish DABR as a  fully operating Country Committee -  Join us via WebEx! The Committee is currently outreaching for nominees to join the Executive Committee. For details, see Events here, or find the full announcement at: DABR's Facebook


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  • Announcement of DAPE's Elections and Annual General Meeting in conjuction with Debate Watch Party!

    Democrats Abroad Peru’s Elections and Annual General Meeting (AGM), accompanied by DAPE's third primary Debate Watch Party, is set for 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20th on the second floor of The Corner Bar in Miraflores.  All members are encouraged to attend. Elections are for the following officer position: Chair, V-Chair, Sec, Treas. If you would like to nominate yourself or another DA member, send your Candidate Statement to [email protected] Attn: NEC by Nov 3rd. Candidate Statements, proposed amended Bylaws*, and electronic ballots will be emailed to all DAPE members on Nov 6th. Come elect our new DAPE Executive Committee and Bylaws - and stay for the Debate Watch Party! (See Events for details.) *DAPE Bylaws currently available on the DAPE Facebook page, NOTES.

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  • A 4th of July Celebration is being planned in Sao Paulo!

    Saturday, July 6th at 1pm at the Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo - a Festa Americana" - or good, ol' fashioned Pot Luck!  See EVENTS for complete details and RSVP.  Further details will also be emailed to all DABR members. Not a member yet? Join Democrats Abroad now and be included in all our future DABR communications.

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  • published DA Peru Intro in News 2019-06-05 04:55:32 -0400

    DA Peru Intro

    How to

    Ballot Box that says Vote

    From Peru

    If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, and will be 18 years old on November 8 this year, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections - and every U.S. election. 

    As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

    Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from Peru including how to:

    1. Register and Request a Ballot
    2. Confirm and Receive a Ballot
    3. Vote and Return a Ballot
    4. Track a Ballot

    Questions along the way? Contact [email protected] at any point!

     

    1.  Register to vote and request your ballot

    Visit VoteFromAbroad.org to fill out your absentee ballot request, also known as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)— it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you're not registered to vote, the FPCA serves as a voter registration form as well. Be sure to choose the option to receive your ballot via email!

                                                                                        

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    Watch a video!

    On how to use

    VoteFromAbroad.org

     

    Every state has different submission rules and deadlines! Need_help_with_requesting_a_ballot_.png

    Your state’s can be found at Your State Rules and on the VoteFromAbroad.org homepage.  

    If you have any questions while filling out the form, you can refer to FAQs, also on the homepage.  If you don’t find your answer listed there,  click the online Voter Help Desk’s red circle at the bottom right and type in your question.  Or email: [email protected]

    2.  Confirm your request has been accepted and that you will receive a ballot

    You should always verify with your local election official that you will be receiving a ballot. After you submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) request form, if they don’t send you a confirmation of receipt right away, call or email your local election official to verify they received it and will be sending a blank ballot to you. You can look up their contact information at Your State Rules

    The contact information is also listed in the instructions generated when you complete the FPCA on VoteFromAbroad.org. Alternatively, most states provide a website where you can verify your voter status, although these sites can sometimes be outdated and are not aimed at abroad voters; You can find it by searching for "[state] verify voter registration."

    By Federal law pertaining to overseas voters, all states must send absentee ballots to overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election (MOVE Act). This year: September 24, 2022.

    --->  Tip:  For states requiring mail back ballots, you don't need to wait for ballots to come out on September 24. If you must mail back your ballot, we recommend sending in a Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB) NOW as a backup! This allows you to use a quicker and more economical method of mail, courier, or embassy/consult delivery (see below in section 3). If you then receive your state’s complete official ballot in time to mail or courier it back, you can do so! Your FWAB ballot will be superseded by your state’s ballot - you will not be voting twice!

    The FWAB is specifically for overseas voters who are concerned they won't receive their official ballot in time to return it by the deadline. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found in FAQs Here.

    You can easily fill out online and download a FWAB backup ballot at: FWAB backup ballot ONLINE or download and fill out by hand online here: FWAB backup ballot

    When it's time for ballots to come and you don't see yours, check your spam folder - ballots can hide in there! If you still don't see it, contact your local election official and confirm they sent your ballot out. Remember, you can look up your local election official’s contact info at Your State Rules

    If you don't have your ballot by October 1 and you must mail it back, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot to make sure your vote gets to your state in time.  See details above. 

    3.  Vote and Return your ballot

    Return your ballot ASAP via the easiest and quickest option available for your state!

    Because ballot return methods vary by state, carefully check your state’s guidelines on return via online upload, email, fax, or postal mail at Your State Rules.  If your state only allows postal mail return you must return your ballot as quickly as possible! See mail-return options below. 

    --->  Tip:  New Jersey Voters - Please note that New Jersey allows for email or fax returns, but also requires that the ballot be sent by postal mail as well. 

    --->  Tip: New York Voters - Here are instructions on How to fold the New York State General Election ballot.

    Returning your ballot via online upload or email

    Bingo! If your state allows, these are the easiest, fastest options. Use these! 

    (Note that DA continually works with individual state representatives to promote legislation that would allow these option for all states.)

    Returning your ballot via fax

    If you don’t have a fax machine or international fax service isn’t easily available, you can use an Email-to-Fax service! The Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) offers one free. Simply download an FVAP Transmission Cover Sheet; fill it out and EMAIL it along with your completed ballot to [email protected]; they will convert your email to a fax and fax it to your local election office as listed on  your Cover Sheet. 

    Other free Email-to-Fax services are available online; two are:

    HelloFax allows you to send up to 5 pages for free.

    FAX.PLUS allows you to send up 10 pages for free.

    Note: If you wait until too close to November 8th, the FVAP service will get busy and they won’t be able to guarantee your faxed ballot will arrive by your state’s deadline; it would then be best to use an alternate service. 

    Returning your ballot via mail

    If your state requires postal mail ballot return, your options are:

    Post Office

    Use your local post office IF you have reliable postal service in your area! and IF you are sending your ballot back early enough to allow time for delivery to your local election office in the states. Be sure to add international postage to your Postage Paid envelope. 

    Courier Service

    Courier service is a more reliable and timely option, but of course more costly. For fees and locations nearest you, contact the main offices of these couriers available in Peru:  

    FedEx: Calle Alcanfores 350, Miraflores 15074, Peru at +51 1 5171600.

    DHL: Centro Aereo Comercial Tda 101 Módulo A Sector B, Callao 07041, Peru at +51 1 5748463.

    UPS: Av. del Ejercito 2107, San Isidro, Lima, Peru at http://www.ups.com/

    Skynet: Av. Benavides 4408, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru at http://www.skynetlim.com.pe/

    Important: You must ask for a postmark or date stamp to be placed on the outer envelope when mailing using any service.

    --->  Tip:  Check your state’s deadline for ballot return and count backwards to ensure timely delivery. The postmark date is important to ensure your ballot is counted!

    --->  Tip:  Even with expedited courier services, ballots still take several days to get to the United States.

    Diplomatic pouch delivery from the US Embassy in Lima: 

    Voters in Peru can drop their ballots off in postage paid envelopes to the U.S. Embassy in Lima at Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n, Santiago de Surco 33.  For drop-off days, times, specific location, and details, you need to call the embassy at: +51 1 6182000.

    It can take up to four weeks for the mail to reach its final destination. Therefore, we do not recommend using the diplomatic pouch after October 5th.

    Regardless of how you send your ballot

    --->  Tip:  Know that it is unlawful in some states for a second party to handle your voted ballot, even if it is sealed. To ensure lawful ballot return, you the voter, should place your voted ballot in the mail, provide to the courier, or hand in for the diplomatic pouch. Alternatively, contact [email protected] to find out if your state is one that disallows second party handling of voted ballots.  

    4.  Track your ballot

    Once you've mailed your ballot, follow up with your local election official to make sure that it arrived and will be counted. Nearly all states have online tracking services. To find your state's website, go to Your State Rules and scroll down to "Track Your Ballot." On the same web page, you can also look up your local election office's contact details and contact them directly. If they are experiencing an influx of calls or emails, you may need to remain persistent, but this can be the most direct and reliable way to track your ballot. 

    Having trouble? Need help?

    We understand that the voting process from abroad can be confusing — that's why we're here to help. Send an email to [email protected]    

    Download your sticker! Share with your friends!  

    I Voted From Peru

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    REVIEW OF KEY POINTS FOR VOTING

    • Request your overseas ballot now! www.votefromabroad.org 
    • Check the option (on the request form) that your ballot be sent to you by email!
    • Submit your request form online or by email, if your state allows; unfortunately, some states require you to mail your request.   
    • If your state allows you to return your voted ballot electronically – do it!  (By email, upload, or fax).
    • If your state requires you to mail back your ballot:
      • Request your ballot now so you’ll receive it on Sept 24 when counties start sending overseas ballots out (45 days before the election)
      • Download and vote your ballot immediately!
      • Use your embassy or consulate’s diplomatic pouch (by Oct 2nd) or use a courier service to send it back.
    • Track your request form and your ballot.
    • Questions? [email protected]

     

    Need help scanning your ballot?

    Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone.

    If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android