Democrats Abroad Ecuador holds voter registration events Tuesday and Friday of the month. Come learn how to vote from abroad and meet fellow Democrats. We will discuss common questions such as:

           * What is the process to vote as a US citizen living abroad?

           * Can I vote in the primaries as an overseas voter?

           * I want to vote in the 2020 elections--What should I do now?

           * I'm already a registered voter and/or my state always sends my blank ballot. Why should I send in the FPCA form?

Our registration events are held in Cuenca at Café de Ñucallacta II, Av. 3 de Noviembr (Plaza Otorongo) from 12 PM to3 PM,+Cuenca/@-2.8979764,-79.0132749,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x91cd180e867aec57:0xdf6e29e566c67b30!8m2!3d-2.8979818!4d-79.0110862?hl=en



Does your state accept elections materials using alternatives to postal mail, such as email, online upload, or fax? Or is postal mail mandated?

I. States restricting transmission to postal mail for

a. Voter Registration (FPCA)

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida
  3. Idaho
  4. Oregon
  5. South Dakota
  6. West Virginia
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Wyoming

b. Ballot Request (FPCA)

  1. Alabama
  2. Wyoming – if originally registered with FPCA

May submit FPCA by email or fax, but must mail form too:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. New York
  5. Rhode Island

c. Voted Ballot Return 🗳

  1. Arkansas
  2. Connecticut
  3. Georgia
  4. Idaho
  5. Illinois
  6. Iowa *email/fax only in "hostile zone"
  7. Kentucky
  8. Maryland
  9. Michigan
  10. Minnesota
  11. Missouri *email/fax only in "hostile zone"
  12. New Hampshire
  13. New York
  14. Ohio
  15. Pennsylvania
  16. South Dakota
  17. Tennessee
  18. Texas *fax only in "hostile zone"
  19. Vermont
  20. Virginia
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Wyoming

May return by email or fax, but must mail marked ballot too:

  1. New Jersey

II. States offering electronic options (email, online access, fax) to

a. Deliver Blank Ballot to Voter

Every state will send absentee ballot electronically to voters abroad if preference to receive voting materials by "Email or online" or "Fax" is indicated on Ballot Request form (FPCA).

b. Return Voted Ballot 🗳

  1. Alabama – return using online upload of ballot if choosing to received voting materials by "Email or online."
  2. Alaska – return by fax if choosing to received voting materials by "Email or online" or "Fax."
  3. Arizona
  4. California – return by fax
  5. Colorado – vote online at
  6. Delaware
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Florida – return by fax
  9. Hawaii
  10. Indiana
  11. Louisiana – return by fax with prior arrangement by LEO
  12. Kansas
  13. Maine
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Mississippi
  16. Montana – vote online at
  17. Nebraska – return by email or fax with prior arrangement by LEO
  18. Nevada
  19. New Mexico
  20. North Carolina
  21. North Dakota
  22. Oklahoma – return by fax
  23. Oregon
  24. Rhode Island – check with your election official to return by email or fax
  25. South Carolina
  26. Utah
  27. Washington
  28. West Virginia

UPDATED Ballot Drop-off Points!


Below is a list of dates and locations where you can safely drop-off your sealed ballot to be brought to the Embassy and delivered into the U.S. Mail. As always, if you have any questions, you can contact us at

When: October 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 & 12 from 11am-2pm
Where: Café de Nucallacta #2, Plaza Otorongo

When: September 29, October 6 & 13 from 9-11 am
Where: Mr. Bagel Coffee Shop, Portugal E10-95 y Seis de Diciembre

When: October 8, 10 & 12 from 9am-12pm & October 9 & 11 from 2-5pm
Where: Edificio Saint Thomas, Malecón de Salinas, Apt #9-B

When: October 14 from 10am-12pm
Where: Sabor de Bamboo (aka Meier’s)

When: October 12 & 19 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Motumbo’s

When: October 9 from 11am-2pm & October 11 from 4-7pm.
Where: San Marino Mall at the El Español Café. Mall address: Francisco de Orellana Avenue y Avenue C L Plaza Dañín.

When: October 9 & 11 from 9:30-11:00am
Where: Eddie’s Café (aka Intag Café), Plaza San Francisco

When: October 8, 9, 10, 11 from 4-6 pm.
Where: Zarza Brewing Co., Calles Puerto Bolivar y Esmeraldas




DA EC is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Ecuador. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

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