You can vote from abroad in the December 6 runoff election, as long as you were registered in Georgia before November 7, 2022. We’ve outlined below how you can vote from abroad and where to turn for help. If you have any questions or require assistance, please visit www.democratsabroad.org/georgia or write to [email protected]
Figuring Out What to Do First
How you will go about voting from abroad in Georgia’s December 6 runoff election depends on several factors, e.g. whether you already received ballots for the November 8 general election and December 6 runoff election and/or already voted in either. We’ve posed a series of questions below to help you identify where to start, followed by action steps to be taken in your unique case.
Question #1: If you voted in the November 8 general election, did you also return a second official ballot for the December 6 runoff election?
If yes – confirm that your official runoff ballot was received and accepted (Action Step #3)
If no – immediately vote and return your official runoff ballot, which should be available on Georgia’s My Voter Portal. If your official runoff ballot is not available, vote and return a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (“FWAB”) (Action Step #2). In either case, confirm that the ballot you voted for the runoff arrived and will be accepted (Action Step #3).
Question #2: If you did NOT vote in the November 8 general election, did you receive a ballot that you just didn’t return?
If yes – immediately vote and return your official runoff ballot, which should be available on Georgia’s My Voter Portal. If your official runoff ballot is not available, vote and return a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (“FWAB”) (Action Step #2). In either case, confirm that the ballot you voted for the runoff arrived and will be accepted (Action Step #3).
If no – immediately submit a ballot request (Federal Postcard Application, “FPCA”) electronically (Action Step #1) and immediately vote and return a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (“FWAB”) (Action Step #2). Then confirm your FWAB arrived and will be accepted (Action Step #3).
All voted runoff ballots must be postmarked by December 6 and received by your local election office in Georgia by December 9!
How to Vote From Abroad in the December 6 Runoff
Before getting started please:
1. Confirm your starting point using the questions above.
2. Log in to Georgia’s My Voter Portal to confirm your voter registration status and locate the voter information GA has on file for you (GA address, Party affiliation, etc): https://mvp.sos.ga.gov
Action Step #1 – Submit a Federal Postcard Application (‘FPCA”) using VoteFromAbroad.org
• Have your GA voter information as displayed on Georgia’s My Voter Portal handy.
• Go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org, select “Georgia” and then click on “Get Started”
• Fill out the FPCA as prompted on VoteFromAbroad.org, entering the information exactly as it appears on file for you in Georgia’s My Voter Portal
• Email your completed FPCA right from VoteFromAbroad.org
• Download your completed FPCA and also send it to your local election office from your own email
If your starting point is Action Step #1, you must have submitted an FPCA by November 25 in order to vote in the December 6 runoff election.
Action Step #2 – Vote in the December 6 Runoff Election using your official runoff ballot, or if unavailable, a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (‘FWAB”)
• Go to Georgia’s My Voter Portal and if your official runoff ballot is available, download it, fill it out and return it to Georgia by postal mail or courier (recommended).
• If your official runoff ballot isn’t available on Georgia’s My Voter Portal, vote using a FWAB
o Have your GA voter information as displayed on Georgia’s My Voter Portal hand
o Go to www.fvap.gov/fwab , select “Georgia” and follow the prompts
o Fill out the FWAG
DO NOT click “I also request voter registration”
DO NOT sign your FWAB
DO enter the information exactly as it appears on file for you in Georgia’s My Voter Portal
Whichever ballot you use, please be sure to:
• Fill out, sign, date and return the “Oath of Elector”
• Use two envelopes – one “secrecy” envelope that contains your voted and unsigned ballot and one larger outer envelope that contains the sealed secrecy envelope and your completed, signed and dated Oath of Elector.
• Mail or courier (recommended) your ballot to your local election office in Georgia
o The return details can be found on Georgia’s My Voter Page
Your voted runoff ballot must be postmarked by December 6 and received in GA by December 9!
Action Step #3 – Confirm your official runoff ballot was received and will be counted
• Sign into Georgia’s My Voter Portal at https//mvpsos.ga.gov
• Click on “Absentee Ballot Portal” and under “Absentee Ballot History” locate “General/Special Election Runoff” with date “12/06/2022”
o Under “Accepted Ballot Status” look for “Accepted”
o If it doesn’t say “Accepted,” please contact your local election office immediately to inquire about the status of your ballot. The contact details can be found on Georgia’s My Voter Page.
We are here to make sure you can vote!
Find more resources at www.democratsabroad.org/georgia, including links to live voter help on Zoom through December 6 or write to us at [email protected]
Democrats Abroad Australia (DAAU) is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Australia. Membership is available only to US citizens. Joining Democrats Abroad will enable you to have a say in the future of our Party right from Australia. It’s critical that we continue to push for bold reforms in the United States.
Make sure you vote from abroad. Once you have requested your ballot, we recommend that you share the www.votefromabroad.org website to other Americans or Australians who may know Americans!
Everyone is welcome to like our Democrats Abroad Australia Facebook page.
Justin Underwood, National Chair
Democrats Abroad - Australia
For all media inquiries, please contact [email protected]
DAAU has chapters throughout Australia, all led by dedicated volunteers. If you're a U.S. citizen living in one of the areas and would like to be involved in our Get Out The Vote efforts,please get in touch. If you are interested in starting a local chapter please contact the National Chair at [email protected].
New South Wales: [email protected]
Victoria: [email protected]
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Queensland: [email protected]
DAAU has a number of representatives on the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA). The DPCA is the governing body of Democrats Abroad and is the principal body that develops the policy positions for Democrats Abroad. If you have an issue you would like to raise please get in touch.
Justin Underwood: [email protected]
Carmelan Polce: [email protected]
Kent Getsinger: [email protected]
Connie Gibbons: [email protected]
Josh Merriman :[email protected]
Interested in getting involved feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Are you passionate about American abroad tax issues and have the skills or time to help?
The DA Taxation Task Force is hosting this volunteer information session to explain what's involved in being a volunteer and to answer any questions you might have about volunteering. Click here for an outline of volunteering opportunities for the TTF.
The DA TTF is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards fixing the tax code for Americans living abroad. We are under new leadership for 2022 and in preparation, we are currently looking to restructure the team as well as inviting new volunteers to join us.
We have a number of volunteer positions available, from people with no experience who want to help out with social media, to subject matter experts that can help us lobby Congress - everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute!
Once you attend the info session, we encourage you to complete this application to the best of your ability. You will then be invited to a follow-up one-to-one 30 minute Zoom call to figure out which teams you fit into and to get you started.
Note: Attending an info session is optional, you do not need to attend to express interest in volunteering. Feel free to go ahead and fill in the application form here.
You can also express interest in volunteering by emailing [email protected] and including as much information as possible about your background and how you think you can help.
Please feel free to forward this event page to friends or family that you think might be interested in getting involved!
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