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  • 2023 State Voting Information

    STATE VOTING INFORMATION FOR KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, VIRGINIA & WISCONSIN

    KENTUCKY STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and "Return uncertain" overseas voters may vote in Kentucky state elections

    Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State

    May 16, 2023: Primary (Closed - must be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

    Registration deadline: April 17, 2023, 4pm
    Ballot request deadline: May 9, 2023, 5pm
    Ballot return deadline: Must be received in Kentucky by May 16, 2023 at 6pm (Mail only)


    November 7, 2023: General election

    Registration deadline: October 10, 2023, 4pm
    Ballot request deadline: October 31, 2023, 5pm
    Ballot return deadline: Must be received in Kentucky by November 7, 2023 at 6pm (Mail only)

     

    LOUISIANA STATE ELECTIONS: All overseas voters may vote in Louisiana state elections

    Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate, and State House

    October 14, 2023: Primary (Open - all candidates on ballot regardless of party, winner if greater than 50% of vote)

    Registration deadline: September 13, 2023
    Registration deadline: September 23, 2023 (GeauxVote Online Registration only)

    Ballot request deadline: October 13, 2023, 4:30pm
    Ballot return deadline: Received by October 14, 2023 at 8pm (Mail or Fax)


    November 18, 2023: General (only if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote in the primary)

    Registration deadline: October 18, 2023
    Registration deadline: October 28, 2023 (GeauxVote Online Registration only)

    Ballot request deadline: November 17, 2023, 4:30pm
    Ballot return deadline: Received by November 18, 2023 at 8pm (Mail or Fax)

    Louisiana elections have a "jungle primary with majority winner": All candidates appear on the same primary ballot, regardless of party affiliation. If any candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If no one wins more than 50% of the vote in the October 14 Primary, then the top 2 vote-getters advance to November 18 General.

     

    MISSISSIPPI STATE ELECTIONS: All overseas voters may vote in Mississippi state elections

    Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate, and State House

    August 8, 2023: Primary (Open - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

    Registration deadline: July 29, 2023
    Ballot request deadline: August 8, 2023
    Ballot return deadline: Received by August 8, 2023, 7pm (Email or Fax)
     - OR - Postmarked by August 8, 2023 AND received by August 15, 2023 (Mail)

    [August 29, 2023: Primary runoff, if needed]


    November 7, 2023: General election

    Registration deadline: October 28, 2023
    Ballot request deadline: November 7, 2023
    Ballot return deadline: Received by November 7, 2023, 7pm (Email or Fax)
     - OR - Postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND received by November 14, 2023 (Mail)

    [November 28, 2023: General runoff, if needed]

     

    NEW JERSEY STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and "Return uncertain" overseas voters may vote in New Jersey state elections  *New for 2023!

    Offices on the ballot:  State Senate and State House

    June 6, 2023: Primary (Closed - must be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

    Registration deadline: May 7, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
    Registration deadline: May 16, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

    Ballot request deadline: May 7, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
    Ballot request deadline: June 2, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

    Ballot return deadline: Received by June 6, 2023, at 8pm (Sent by email or fax)
      - OR - Postmarked by June 6, 2023 AND Received by June 12, 2023 (Sent by mail)


    November 7, 2023: General election

    Registration deadline: October 8, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
    Registration deadline: October 17, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

    Ballot request deadline: October 8, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
    Ballot request deadline: November 3, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

    Ballot return deadline: Received by November 7, 2023, at 8pm (Sent by email or fax)
      - OR - Postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND Received by November 13, 2023 (Sent by mail)

     

    VIRGINIA SPECIAL FEDERAL ELECTION - Congressional District VA-4:
    All overseas voters who vote in Virginia Congressional District 4 may vote in this federal election. Democrat Jennifer McClellan is running in this Special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the death of Democratic Representative Donald McEachin on November 28, 2022.

    General Election: February 21, 2023

    Registration deadline: February 14, 2023
    Ballot request deadline: February 14, 2023, 5pm
    Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by February 21, 2023 AND received in Virginia by February 24, 2023 at 12pm

     

    VIRGINIA STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and those "Return uncertain" overseas voters who provide the name of an employer may vote in Virginia state elections

    Offices on the ballot:  State Senate and State House

    June 20, 2023: Primary (Open - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

    Registration deadline: May 30, 2023 - Civilian overseas voters
    Registration deadline: June 9, 2023, 5pm - Military overseas votes

    Ballot request deadline: June 9, 2023, 5pm
    Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by June 20, 2023 AND received in Virginia by June 23, 2023 at 12pm


    November 7, 2023: General election

    Registration deadline: October 17, 2023 - Civilian overseas voters
    Registration deadline: October 27, 2023, 5pm - Military overseas voters

    Ballot request deadline: October 27, 2023, 5pm

    Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND received in Virginia by November 10, 2023 at 12pm

     

    WISCONSIN STATE ELECTION: Only "Intend to return" and military overseas voters may vote in Wisconsin state elections

    Office on the ballot:  State Supreme Court

    February 21, 2023: Primary (Non-partisan - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

    January 31, 2023: Ballots start going out
    February 1, 2023: Registration deadline ("Intend to return" overseas voters only; military voters are not required to register to vote)

    February 16, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - "Intend to return" overseas voters
    February 17, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Military family voters
    February 21, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Active duty military voters

    February 21, 2023, 8pm: Deadline for ballots to be received (Mail only)


    April 4, 2023
    : General election

    March 14, 2023: Ballots start going out
    March 15, 2023: Registration deadline ("Intend to return" overseas voter only; military voters are not required to register to vote)


    March 30, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - "Intend to return" overseas voters
    March 31, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Military family voters
    April 4, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Active duty military voters

    April 4, 2023, 8pm: Deadline for ballots to be received (Mail only)

    This is our chance to flip the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to a liberal majority! The current court has a 4-3 conservative majority, but one of the conservatives, current Justice Patience Roggensack, is retiring.

    Four candidates are running for an open seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. While officially "non-partisan," Everett Mitchell and Janet Protasiewicz are running as liberal candidates while the other 2 are running as conservative candidates. The top 2 vote-getters will advance to the April 4 General election.


  • Vote in the Georgia US Senate Runoff Election - December 6, 2022

    The Georgia US Senate Election Runoff Election is on December 6, 2022

    Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock won more votes than any other candidate, but just missed the 50% threshold to win outright

    Every registered Georgia voter can vote in the runoff!  It doesn’t matter if you voted in November.

    THERE ARE 3 POSSIBLE PATHS YOU CAN TAKE AS A GEORGIA VOTER ABROAD.  PICK ONE:


    PATH 1: YOU'VE ALREADY SUBMITTED A RANKED CHOICE BALLOT - CONFIRM IT WAS ACCEPTED


    1. Go to
    https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s and click on “Absentee Ballot Portal,” search for “12/06/2022 Runoff Election” and “Accepted Ballot Status”.

    2. If it was Received but not “Accepted,” please contact your election office immediately. If there’s a problem, you may be able to fix it!

    Their contact information is on https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s.

    Or, go to www.votefromabroad.org/ga  and scroll down to “Find Your Election Office.”

    3. If you can't confirm that it was "Received," it may have been lost or delayed in the mail. If you don't get confirmation soon, you can mail in a new ballot to ensure your vote is received in time!

    It's always a good idea to email your election office to let them know when you're sending in a duplicate ballot due to your original ballot not being received.

    If the Runoff ballot is available to download from https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s, please do so. Then fill it out and mail it back to Georgia.

    If the Runoff ballot isn't available, you can also vote using a Backup Ballot (FWAB). Go to Path 2:


    PATH 2: YOU GOT YOUR NOVEMBER BALLOT BUT DIDN’T SEND IN THE RANKED CHOICE BALLOT -- 
    VOTE NOW!

    1. Go to https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s, download the official Runoff Ballot and mail it back right away.

     

    2. If the official Runoff Ballot isn't available, click below to go to the Backup Ballot:

     

    Vote for Democrat Raphael Warnock!

    You MUST SIGN the “Oath of Elector” and USE the 2 envelopes as instructed.  Mail it in right away.

    Your Runoff/Backup Ballot must be postmarked by Dec 6, 2022
    and received in GA by Dec 9, 2022. 

    *If you need help with mailing to GA, click here for postal/courier information for where you live. 


    PATH 3:  YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE YOUR NOVEMBER BALLOT --
    EMAIL IN A BALLOT REQUEST FORM & THEN MAIL IN A BACK UP BALLOT

    1. Go to www.votefromabroad.org  NOW and follow the instructions to submit the one-page form by email. You must submit a ballot request form to use the Backup Ballot.

    Your Ballot Request form must be dated on or before your Backup Ballot
    AND must be received in GA by November 25.


    2. Then vote in the Runoff election using a Backup Ballot (FWAB).
    Click below and follow the instructions:

    Your Backup Ballot must be postmarked by Dec 6, 2022
    and received in GA by Dec 9, 2022. 

    *If you need help with mailing to GA, click here for postal/courier information for where you live. 


    QUESTIONS? WE CAN HELP!

    Email us at [email protected]

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  • Vote En La Elección de Medio Término De Florida – 8 de Noviembre del 2022

    FLORIDA TENDRÁ SU ELECCIÓN DE MEDIO TÉRMINO ¡ASEGÚRESE QUE SE ESCUCHE SU VOZ!

    ¿Cuáles elecciones habrán en  Florida? ¿A que estoy votando?

    ¡Votar nunca ha sido más importante y su voto es crucial!

    Florida tendrá su elección de Medio Término para elegir Representantes y Senadores nacionales; y también para las oficinas estatales de Gobernador, Vice Gobernador, Corte Suprema Estatal y sus Representantes y Senadores estatales. 

    Todos los votantes de Florida en el extranjero pueden votar en estas elecciones importantes.

    Todos los votantes en el extranjero pueden votar para elegir sus Representantes y Senadores nacionales. Es posible que usted también pueda votar para Gobernador, Vice Gobernador, Corte Suprema Estatal y sus Representantes a la legislatura estatal de Florida. Todo depende de la categoría que usted elija cuando se registre para votar y pida su boleta:

    • Si usted tiene intenciones de volver: usted puede votar en las elecciones estatales de Florida. *Usted no necesita tener una fecha de vuelta concreta y tampoco tiene que ser en un marco de tiempo específico, pero sí necesita tener las intenciones de volver en algún momento en el futuro.

    • Si su retorno es incierto: Usted no podra votar en las elecciones estatales de Florida, pero sí puede votar en las elecciones federales para Representantes y Senadores nacionales.

    Por favor vote su boleta entera. Las elecciones estatales en Florida son sumamente importantes. El gobierno estatal es responsable por votar e implementar pólizas con respecto al aborto y los derechos reproductivos, el cambio climático, la educación, y muchas cosas más que nos afectan no importa donde estemos en el mundo. 

    ¿Quiere unirse al equipo estatal de Democrats Abroad en Florida? Si quiere más información acerca del trabajo de Democrats Abroad en Florida escriba a: [email protected] o presione aquí


    1) Registrese Para Votar Y Pida Su Boleta Hoy

    Es fácil registrarse para votar. Y al pedir su boleta cubre todas las elecciones del año 2022, incluyendo cualquier elección de Segunda Vuelta o Elección Especial

    Visite www.votefromabroad.org/es y siga las instrucciones para completar su formulario y pedir su boleta, Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación. (Si es necesario completar el formulario también servirá como su registro de votante.) Para asegurar recibir su boleta a tiempo por favor elija la caja en su formulario para que le envíen su boleta en blanco a su correo electrónico o en línea (“Email/Online”) o por fax (“Fax”).

    Puede enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación a su oficina electoral local en Florida:  

    • Si usted está registrado para votar, aún debe enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación para pedir su boleta en el año 2022 y votar en esta elección. Puede enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación por correo electrónico (recomendado), fax, o correo postal.

      Su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación debe ser recibida el 8 de noviembre del 2022.

    • Si usted NO está registrado para votar, su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación debe ser enviada por correo postal y debe ser matasellos de 11 de octubre del 2022.

    2) Cuándo Reciba Su Boleta, Rellénela Y Retornela De Inmediato

    Las boletas se enviaran comenzando el 24 de septiembre del 2022. Si usted pidió que su boleta sea enviada por correo electrónico asegúrese mirar en sus carpetas secundarias y sus carpetas de correo chatarra.

    Cuando reciba su boleta rellénela y retornela de inmediato. Puede devolver su boleta por fax (recomendado) o correo postal. 

    • Su boleta debe ser recibida en Florida para el 8 de noviembre  del 2022 a las 7pm hora de Florida.

      Para más ideas de cómo enviar su boleta por fax, incluso si no tiene acceso a una máquina de fax, por favor
      presione aquí
    • O, su boleta debe ser matasellada no más tarde que el 8 de noviembre  del 2022 Y ser recibida en Florida para el 18 de (Month) del 2022.

      Para más ideas de como enviar su boleta para la fecha límite por favor presione aquí

      Y para ideas específicas de cómo enviar su boleta desde donde usted vive, por favor presione aqui para visitar la página de DA de su país.

    3) Confirme Que Su Boleta Haya Sido Aceptada Y Contada

    Después de enviar su boleta asegúrese que su voto sea contado.

    Verifique el estado de su boleta en línea en esta página: www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/check-your-voter-status-and-polling-place/vote-by-mail-ballot-information-and-status-lookup

    Es posible que necesite usar una Red Virtual Privada (Virtual Private Network/VPN) para conectarse a esta página. Para más información de cómo usar una Red Virtual Privada, por favor presione aquí.

    O envíe un correo electrónico o llame a su oficina electoral local. Puede encontrar la información de contacto aquí: www.votefromabroad.org/es/states/fl; deslice hacia abajo hasta "Funcionarios Electorales”.

    Y si hay algún problema con su boleta es posible que usted lo pueda arreglar; cuanto más temprano usted envíe su boleta, más tiempo tendrá para hacer los arreglos.


    ¿NECESITA AYUDA? ENVÍENOS UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO: [email protected]

    ¿Quiere unirse al equipo estatal de Democrats Abroad en Florida? Escribanos a: [email protected] o presione aquí


  • Vote in the Alaska Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    ALASKA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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    What elections are there in Alaska? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Alaska will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Alaska overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Alaska state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you choose "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Alaska state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain” or if you’ve “never resided” in Alaska: You won’t be eligible to vote in Alaska state elections, but you can vote for your US House Representative and US Senator.

    Let’s keep Alaska’s House seat Blue! Against the odds, Mary Peltola beat Sarah Palin decisively and with your vote, she can do it again! We must hold onto this seat to keep – and expand – the Democratic majority in Congress.

    And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Alaska state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensure the 2024 elections are fair, open and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Alaska by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election.

      • To receive a ballot by email (recommended), your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.

      • To receive a ballot by mail, your FPCA must be received by October 29 , 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.

    • If you are NOT yet registered to vote, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 9, 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You can return your ballot by fax (recommended) or mail.

    If sent by fax, your voted ballot must be received in Alaska by November 8, 2022. 

    If sent by mail, your voted ballot must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Alaska by November 23, 2022.

    For ideas on how to fax your ballot even if you don’t have access to a fax machine, please click here.

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/AK; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the New Hampshire Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    NEW HAMPSHIRE IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in New Hampshire? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    New Hampshire will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All New Hampshire overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. Send Democrat Maggie Hassan back to the US Senate to keep – and maybe expand – the Democratic majority. Your vote is crucial! Maggie Hassan won in 2016 by about 1,000 votes (0.1%), and this election is rated as a toss-up too. 

    And you may also be able to vote for Governor, Executive Council members, and your representatives to the New Hampshire legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you register to vote and request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in New Hampshire state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in New Hampshire: You won’t be eligible to vote in New Hampshire state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

    *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.

    But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors New Hampshire uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – New Hampshire state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensure the 2024 elections are fair, open and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in New Hampshire by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5pm New Hampshire time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://app.sos.nh.gov/viphomeYou may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back away. You must return your ballot by mail. 

    Your ballot must be received by November 8, at 5pm  New Hampshire time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here

    And for specific ideas for mailing ballots from where you’re living now, please click here to go to the DA page for your country. 


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District. Unfortunately, New Hampshire does not allow voters to use the Backup Ballot to vote in New Hampshire state elections.


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://app.sos.nh.gov/viphome

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/NH; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the New York Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    NEW YORK IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    Important: You must send your ballot in by mail! Send it today. 

    Need help on how to fold the New York ballot? Watch this video here. 

    Not sure if your ballot will make it back on time? Call or email your local election office in the United States to check out the best address to use, and then check out courier solutions. Some couriers have provided discounts for some countries for mail return to the U.S. 

    Click here and scroll down to "Find Your Election Office" to find your point of contact in New York. 

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://nysballot.elections.ny.gov/TrackMyBallot/Search

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Special Notice for Suffolk County Voters:

    GOOD NEWS! The Suffolk County election office email system is back up as of October 4!

    If you haven't received a ballot yet, you must submit a ballot request form right away--and you can do so by email! Please go to www.votefromabroad.org, fill out the form, and submit it by email. Ballots are available now, so you should receive it in a few days. Be sure to check your spam folder!


    What elections are there in New York? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    New York will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All New York overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and your representatives to the New York state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in New York state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in New York: You won’t be eligible to vote in New York state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors New York uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  New York state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Not sure who to vote for?

    As part of our ongoing effort to engage Americans abroad in voting in U.S. elections, we have reached out to Democratic candidates to hear where they stand on American abroad issues. Click here to see the list of candidates running on your ballot paper and their answers to questions we asked them on taxation, Medicare portability, and the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision.

    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in New York by email (recommended) or fax or mail. 

    *TIP: We recommend you send it in by email to meet the deadline for your FPCA to get to New York, but you must also send in a signed copy by mail and it must be received in New York by November 21. (You may place the signed FPCA in the outer envelope when you mail back your voted ballot.)

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022. Your FPCA must be received by November 1, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by October 19, 2022.

      *If you are registering to vote and you send in your FPCA by mail, then it must be postmarked no later than October 14 and received by October 19.

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail. 

    Special: If you sent in your ballot request form (FPCA) by email, then you must also send in a signed copy of the ballot request form by mail. You may place the signed FPCA in the outer envelope when you mail back your voted ballot.

    Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in New York by November 21. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here

    Special: If you sent in your ballot request form (FPCA) by email, then you must also send in a signed copy of the ballot request form by mail. You may place the signed FPCA in the outer envelope when you mail back your voted Backup Ballot.

    Suffolk County Voters: We recommend you mail in your signed ballot request form (FPCA) with your Backup Ballot.

    All voters: When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re a member of the military or a military family member, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://nysballot.elections.ny.gov/TrackMyBallot/Search

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/NY; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Virginia Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    VIRGINIA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Virginia? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! All Virginia overseas voters can vote in these important elections.

    Virginia will hold its Midterm elections for US House Representatives and there are several excellent Democrats in tough races this year. Two major “toss-up” races this year are:

    •  Elaine Luria, who represents the Virginia portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Norfolk area and has been so impressive on the January 6 Committee hearings

    • Abigail Spanberger, whose newly re-drawn district includes the area northeast of Charlottesville and is a true “purple” district which both Biden and Youngkin would have won.

    The Democratic majority in the US House could hinge on your vote!


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Virginia by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by October 28, 2022, at 5pm Virginia time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by October 17, 2022.

      Special Deadline for Active Duty Military and Family: If you are a member of the military and a family member, your FPCA form must be received by November 8, 2022, at 7pm Virginia time.

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail. 

    *REMEMBER: You must have a witness sign your voter materials. Do Not Sign the Ballot Itself!
    Anyone who is 18 years or older may be a ballot witness. Please have them sign where indicated on the voter materials.

    Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Virginia by November 14, at 12pm Virginia time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country. 


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And when you print out your Backup Ballot materials, remember your witness must sign your voter materials. (The Backup Ballot instructions fail to include this requirement).

    Don't Sign the Backup Ballot Itself! Your witness should sign on the "Voter Information" page -- in Block 6. It should look like this:



    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/VA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Wisconsin Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    WISCONSIN IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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    What elections are there in Wisconsin? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Wisconsin will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Assembly Members and State Senators. 

    All Wisconsin overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. Democrat Mandela Barnes is in excellent shape to defeat the awful Republican incumbent Senator, Ron Johnson, and add another badly-needed Democrat to the US Senate. 

    AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Wisconsin state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Wisconsin state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in Wisconsin: You won’t be eligible to vote in Wisconsin state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Wisconsin uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Wisconsin state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    It’s vital to keep Wisconsin Democratic! Vote to re-elect Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and send more Democrats to the Wisconsin Legislature. Republicans drew themselves a ridiculously lopsided map, but voting Democratic is the way to fight back. 

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Wisconsin State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Wisconsin, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You must send in your FPCA to your local election office in Wisconsin:  

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. You may send in your FPCA by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

      • If you are a civilian overseas voter, your FPCA must be received by November 3, at 5pm Wisconsin time.

      • If you are the spouse or dependent of a member of the military, then your FPCA must be received by November 4, at 5pm Wisconsin time.

      • If you are a member of the military on active duty, your FPCA must be received by November 8, at 5pm Wisconsin time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, then your FPCA must be sent in by mail only. Your FPCA must postmarked by October 19, 2022. 

    Special Voter Registration Rule for Military and Family:
    Members of the military and their spouses and dependents are not required to register to vote. However, they must still submit their FPCA form to request a ballot by the deadlines stated above.

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail.

    *REMEMBER: You must have a witness sign your voter materials AND provide their address.
    Anyone who is 18 years or older can be a witness for an overseas ballot, they don't need to be a US citizen.
    Please have them sign where indicated on the voter materials
    -- DO NOT SIGN THE BALLOT ITSELF OR IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

    Your ballot must be received in Wisconsin by November 8, at 8pm Wisconsin time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    *If you use a courier service (such as FedEx or DHL): Because new legislation isn't clear if more than 1 ballot may share a courier envelope, we recommend that individual ballots be placed in separate courier envelopes, even if your household has more than 1 voter.

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: http://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 

     

    Finally, when you print out your Backup Ballot materials, remember your witness must sign AND provide their address. (The Backup Ballot instructions fail to include this requirement). Your ballot witness must be at least 18 years old, but they don't have to be a US citizen.

    DO NOT SIGN THE BACKUP BALLOT ITSELF OR IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED! They should provide this information on the "Voter Information" page -- in Block 6. It should look like this:

     


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: http://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/My-Voter-Info

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/WI; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but you must return the corrected ballot by mail and the corrected ballot must be received by November 8, at 8pm Wisconsin time.

    The earlier you send in your ballot, the more time you’ll have to fix any problems!


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Wisconsin State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Pennsylvania Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    PENNSYLVANIA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Pennsylvania? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Pennsylvania will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Pennsylvania overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, and your representatives to the Pennsylvania state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Pennsylvania state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”: You won’t be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania state elections, but you can vote [in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Pennsylvania uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Pennsylvania is always a major battleground, especially this year with an open US Senate seat – John Fetterman currently has a 10 point lead over New Jersey “transplant” Dr Oz. This is a rare opportunity to gain a new Democratic seat and increase the Democratic majority. 

    And Democratic Gov Tom Wolf can’t run again, but Josh Shapiro is running well ahead of January 6 participant and "Big Lie" proponent Doug Mastriano.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Pennsylvania state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Pennsylvania State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Pennsylvania, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Pennsylvania by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by October 24, 2022. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access these pages from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    If you experience any issues when retrieving your ballot, you can call the PA Dept of State's Help Desk at 1-866-472-7873 (option 4),  available Monday - Friday, 8 am - 8 pm (Eastern). Or email them at: [email protected]

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You aren't required to fill out the blanks for "Ward" and "District." But you can find the information online using: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/FindYourDistrict.aspx
    Note: some voting addresses may not have a Ward or a District.

    For detailed instructions how to download your ballot materials, please click here.

    For detailed information how to fill out and return your ballot materials, please click here.

    You must return your ballot by mail. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 7 (the day before Election Day) AND it also must be received in Pennsylvania by November 15, at 5pm Pennsylvania time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: http://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/BallotTracking 

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access these pages from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/PA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Pennsylvania State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Ohio Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    OHIO IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    Urgent Information to Vote in the 2022 Ohio Midterms! 

    • The last day to request your ballot is by November 5th at 12 pm US Eastern! REQUEST BALLOT NOW
    • Ballots must be sent by November 7th! Send your ballot in by regular mail today! 
    • That's right. Regular mailDo not use a courier service, it is too late! 
      • Deadline for Regular Mail: November 18th
      • Deadline for Courier Service: November 8th - do not try, it is too late!! Return by regular mail. 
    • Track your ballot - make sure it arrives!

    What elections are there in Ohio? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Ohio will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Ohio overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    Ohio is always a major battleground, especially this year with an open US Senate seat. Tim Ryan has opened up a small lead against the awful J.D. Vance. This is a rare opportunity to gain a new Democratic seat and increase the Democratic majority.

    And please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Ohio state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Not sure who to vote for?

    As part of our ongoing effort to engage Americans abroad in voting in U.S. elections, we have reached out to Democratic candidates to hear where they stand on American abroad issues. Click here to see the list of candidates running on your ballot paper and their answers to questions we asked them on taxation, Medicare portability, and the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision.

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Ohio State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Ohio, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Ohio by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by November 5, 2022, at 12pm Ohio time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by October 11, 2022. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://voterlookup.ohiosos.gov/voterlookup.aspx
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be sent no later than November 7 (the date before Election Day) AND it also must be received in Ohio by November 18, 2022. 

    Special Deadline If Using a Courier: If you send in your ballot by courier (such as FedEx or DHL), it must be received in Ohio by November 8, 2022, at 7:30pm Ohio time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://usoav.ohiosos.gov/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/OH; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it - but the earlier you send it your ballot, the more time you’ll have to fix it. The form to correct problems must be postmarked by November 15 AND received by November 18.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Ohio State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Missouri Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    MISSOURI IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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    What elections are there in Missouri? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Missouri will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Missouri overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Missouri state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Missouri by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

    Special – Registering to vote using Missouri’s online registration:
    You can also submit your voter registration online using the Missouri's website: https://movotesportal.sos.mo.gov/movotes/voter/login.aspx

    Your FPCA form must be received by November 4, 2022.

    *Special Early Deadline to Register to Vote Using the Backup Ballot:
    You may opt to use the Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot or FWAB) to register to vote -- but we recommend you use the FPCA form instead. If you use the Backup Ballot to register to vote, it must be sent in by mail and it must be received by October 11, 2022.
    (Members of the military on active duty may submit their Backup Ballot electronically but the October 11 deadline applies.)


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail.

    Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Missouri by November 11.

    *Special Ballot Return Rules for Military Overseas Voters:
    Active duty military members may return their ballots by email, fax, or online upload. Ballots returned electronically must be received in Missouri by November 8, 2022. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    You must return your Backup Ballot by mail and it must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Missouri by November 11.

    Special Early Deadline For Option to Use the Backup Ballot to Register to Vote:
    Overseas voters who need to register to vote have the option to register using either the FPCA form (see above) or the Back Ballot.
    We recommend you send in the FPCA form first, then submit your Backup Ballot.
    If you opt to use the Backup Ballot to register to vote, then it must be received in Missouri by October 11, 2022.


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://movotesportal.sos.mo.gov/movotes/voter/login.aspx

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/MO; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Minnesota Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    MINNESOTA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Minnesota? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Minnesota will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Minnesota overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Minnesota state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Minnesota state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in Minnesota: You won’t be eligible to vote in Minnesota state elections, but you can vote in the only federal election on the ballot this year for the US House.

    *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
    But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Minnesota uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Minnesota state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    It’s vital to keep Minnesota Democratic! Vote to re-elect Democrat Gov Tim Walz and keep control of the Minnesota State House. And we only need to flip 3 seats to take control of the Minnesota State Senate.


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections. Even if you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Minnesota by email (recommended) or fax or mail. 

    Your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be received in Minnesota by November 8, at 8pm Minnesota time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx 

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/MN; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Michigan Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    MICHIGAN IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Michigan? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Michigan will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Michigan overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Michigan state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    It’s vital to keep Michigan Democratic! Vote to re-elect Democrats Gov Gretchen Witmer, Secy of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel. And we have an excellent chance to take control of one or both houses in the Michigan State Legislature – we only need to flip 3 seats in the House and 4 seats in the Senate. 

    Michiganders can now vote on two important ballot initiatives! Reproductive Freedom For All, to secure the right to choose in Michigan, and Promote the Vote 2022, to protect the right to vote by, among other things, requiring that overseas ballots be counted if the ballot is postmarked by election day (currently, ballots must be received in Michigan by the close of polls on election day).

    And it's so important that Democrats hold onto -- and possibly expand -- their 4-3 majority on the Michigan Supreme Court! Two of the seats, one currently held by a Democrat and the other by a Republican, are up for election. Five candidates are vying, and the top 2 will win the 8 year terms. Be sure to vote for BOTH of the Democratic nominees: Richard Bernstein (incumbent) and Kyra Harris Bolden. For more information, please click here.

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Michigan State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Michigan, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Michigan by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by November 5, 2022, at 2pm Michigan time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be received in Michigan by November 8, at 8pm Michigan time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: http://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.”

     


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: http://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/MI; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the fix must be received by November 8, at 8pm Michigan time. The earlier you send in your ballot, the more time you’ll have!


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Michigan State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Maryland Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    MARYLAND IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Maryland? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Maryland will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Maryland overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Maryland state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Maryland state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain": You won’t be eligible to vote in Maryland state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Maryland uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Maryland state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Maryland State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Maryland, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Maryland by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by November 4, 2022.

      Special deadlines: If you want your ballot sent to you by mail (which we don’t recommend), your FPCA must be received by November 1, at 8pm Maryland time.

      Or, if you want your ballot sent to you by fax, your FPCA must be received by November 1, at 11:59pm Maryland time.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 18, 2022.

      You can check your voter registration status online using: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch
      In the rare case that you have trouble connecting to this page from outside of the US, you can try a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website. For more information about how to use a VPN, please
      click here.

    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam/promotions folders and any secondary inboxes for the notification your ballot is ready.

    Maryland has an Online Ballot Delivery system. You will need to log in on the link sent to you via email. Passwords are reset between elections, so you will likely need to reset yours. If you are having trouble logging in or accessing your ballot, see the User Guide.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Maryland by November 18, at 10am Maryland time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.

    You can check your Sample Maryland ballot online using: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch:



    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch

    When your ballot has been accepted, your ballot status will update on the page (primary ballot shown here):

    In the rare case that you have trouble connecting to this page from outside of the US, you can try a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/MD; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Maryland State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Iowa Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    IOWA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Iowa? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Iowa will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Iowa overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Iowa state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Iowa by email (recommended) or fax or mail. It must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5pm Iowa time.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail. 

    Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 7 (the date before Election Day) AND it also must be received in Iowa by November 14.  

    *Special Ballot Return Deadline: Active duty members of the military may return their ballots by email or fax. Ballots sent by email or fax must be received by November 8, 2022, at 8pm Iowa time.

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.”

     


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/IA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Illinois Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    ILLINOIS IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Illinois? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Illinois will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators.

    All Illinois overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and your representatives to the Illinois state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Illinois state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”: You won’t be eligible to vote in Illinois state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.
      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.

      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Illinois uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Illinois state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Not sure who to vote for?

    As part of our ongoing effort to engage Americans abroad in voting in U.S. elections, we have reached out to Democratic candidates to hear where they stand on American abroad issues. Click here to see the list of candidates running on your ballot paper and their answers to questions we asked them on taxation, Medicare portability, and the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision.

    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Illinois by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by October 29, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, you will receive a ballot with federal offices only if your FPCA is received by October 29.

    Special Early Deadline: If you aren’t registered to vote and you indicate that you “intend to return,” you’re eligible to receive a ballot with both state and federal race – but only if your FPCA is received by October 9.

    You can check your registration status online using: http://move.elections.il.gov 
    You’ll need to set up an Illinois MOVE account
    And y
    ou may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Illinois by November 22. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here.

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: http://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: http://move.elections.il.gov
    You’ll need to set up an Illinois MOVE account

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/IL; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Georgia Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    GEORGIA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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    What elections are there in Georgia? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Georgia will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Georgia overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. Democrat Raphael Warnock won the special election in the 2021 Runoff and we can send him back to the Senate for a full term! We need to keep this Democratic seat in November to hold onto the Democratic majority in the Senate.

    And you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State, and your representatives to the Georgia state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you register to vote and request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Georgia state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in Georgia: You won’t be eligible to vote in Georgia state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

    *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
    But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Georgia uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Georgia state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Georgia State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Georgia, write to: [email protected] or click here


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Georgia by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by October 28, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by October 11, 2022. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballots, Fill Them Out and Mail Them Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    New for 2022! You’ll now receive two ballots -- a Regular Ballot for the regular election and a Ranked Choice Ballot to fill out for any runoff elections that may occur. You should fill out and return BOTH ballots.

    Don’t wait for a Runoff Election to be declared, you may not be able to mail your ballot back in time. Fill out your Ranked Choice Ballot and send it back now. If it’s not needed, it will be discarded. 

    To vote the ranked choice Runoff ballot, write “1” in the box next to the name of the candidate who is your first choice, “2” for your second choice, etc. You don't need to rank all the candidates for an office, it's your choice.

    When you get your ballots, fill them out and mail them back right away. For detailed instructions on how to download, fill out, and prepare your ballot materials, please click here.

    You must return your ballots by mail. And fill out the “Oath of Electors” 2 times – one to return with the Regular Ballot and the other to return with the Ranked Choice Ballot. The Regular Ballot and the Ranked Choice Ballot must be sealed in a separate security envelopes and they each must have a completed and signed Voter Information Sheet, but the envelopes for the Regular Ballot and the Ranked Choice Ballot may be mailed in a single outer mailing envelope.

    • Your Regular Ballot must be postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Georgia by November 14.

    • Your Ranked Choice Ballot must be postmarked no later than December 6 AND it also must be received in Georgia by December 9.

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country. 


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here.

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections -- that is, you indicated on your Ballot Request form (FPCA), that you "intend to return -- then you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.” 


    NEW for 2022!

    You should also send in a separate Backup Ballot as a Runoff Ballot in case any of the races go to a Runoff election. This is a separate ballot, so you’ll need to start a new Backup Ballot (go to: www.fvap.gov/fwab-privacy-notice).

    This is a Ranked Choice Ballot, where you indicate your order of preference. Using the "Write In Candidates" section, write in the office and the name the candidate, then write “1” next to the name of the candidate who is your first choice, “2” for your second choice, etc. You don't need to rank all the candidates for an office, it's your choice.

    As with the regular ballot, if you indicated you "intend to return" you may rank your choices for any state offices that may go to a Runoff.

    Here's are some examples:

     

    For detailed instructions on how to fill out and prepare your Backup Ballots, click here.

    IMPORTANT:

    Both the General Election Backup Ballot and the Ranked Choice Ballot Backup Ballot must be sealed in a separate security envelopes. And they each must have a completed and signed Voter Information Sheet. But the envelopes for the General Election Backup Ballot and the Ranked Choice Backup Ballot may be mailed in a single outer mailing envelope.


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/GA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it!

    If your election office informs you that your ballot was rejected but the problem is fixable, you can submit an "Absentee Ballot Cure Affidavit." But time is limited! Your cure form must get to Georgia by November 14. The earlier you return your ballot, the more time you will have to fix any problems.


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Georgia State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote in the Connecticut Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    CONNECTICUT IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Connecticut? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Connecticut will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

    All Connecticut overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and your representatives to the Connecticut state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Connecticut state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain” or if you’ve “never resided” in Connecticut: You won’t be eligible to vote in Connecticut state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

      *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
      But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Connecticut uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Connecticut state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Connecticut by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

    *Note: We recommend you send in your FPCA by email, but you must also send in a signed copy by mail. You may place your signed FPCA form in the outer envelope when you mail back your voted ballot.

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by November 1, 2022. 

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. You must return your ballot by mail and it must be received in Connecticut by November 8, at 8pm Connecticut time. 

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here

    When you use the Backup Ballot, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: http://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at:www.votefromabroad.org/states/CT; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

    And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


  • Vote in the Texas Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

    TEXAS IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

    What elections are there in Texas? What am I voting for?

    Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

    Texas will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senator. 

    All Texas overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

    All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and your representatives to the Texas state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

    • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Texas state elections.
      *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

    • If your “return is uncertain”: You won’t be eligible to vote in Texas state elections, but you can vote in the only federal election on the ballot this year for the US House.

    Please vote for all the races on your ballot –  Texas state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

    For detailed Texas candidate information, please click here

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Texas State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Texas, write to: [email protected] or click here.


    1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

    It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

    Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

    You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Texas by email (recommended) or mail:

    • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. To receive a ballot by email, your FPCA must be received by October 28, 2022.

    • If you are NOT registered to vote and want to receive a ballot with state offices, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 19, 2022.

    You can check your voter registration status online using: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/FPCA/index.aspx
    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


    2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

    Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

    When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back right away. For detailed instructions on how to download, fill out, and prepare your ballot materials, please click here.

    You must return your ballot by mail. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 8, 2022 AND it also must be received in Texas by November 14, 2022.

    Special Deadline: Active Duty Military and Family Members in hostile fire pay  or imminent danger pay or combat zones may return their ballots by fax. If sent by fax, your ballot must be received by November 8, 2022, at 7pm Texas time.  

    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here 

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


    3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now

    You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

    The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here

    When you use the Backup Ballot for a federal election, the website will indicate the candidates for US House in your Congressional District.

    And if you’re eligible to vote in state elections, you can also use the Backup Ballot for state elections, but you will need to add those to the “Write In Candidates” section. You can use this website to find the candidates in your jurisdiction: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

    In the "Write in Candidates" block, type in the name of the office. Then type in either the candidate’s name or “Democrat.”

     


    4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

    After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

    You can check your ballot status online using: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/FPCA/index.aspx

    You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

    Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/TX; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"


    NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

    Want to join the Democrats Abroad Texas State Team?
    Write to:  [email protected] or click here


  • Vote En La 2da Elección Primaria De New York – 23 de Agosto 2022

    NEW YORK TENDRÁ SU 2da PRIMARIA DEMÓCRATA EL 23 DE AGOSTO- ¡ASEGÚRESE QUE SE ESCUCHE SU VOZ!

    ¿Cuáles elecciones hay en New York? ¿A que estoy votando?

    New York tendrá una segunda Primaria Demócrata el 23 de agosto para elegir Representantes nacionales y Senadores estatales.  Los ganadores de las elecciones Primarias Demócratas se postularán en contra de los Republicanos el 8 de noviembre del 2022 en la Elección General.

    Todos los votantes en el extranjero pueden votar para elegir su Representantes nacionales. Es posible que usted también pueda elegir los candidatos demócratas para Senador estatal de New York. Todo depende de la categoría que usted elija cuando se registre para votar y pida su boleta:

    • Si usted tiene intenciones de volver: usted es elegible para votar en las elecciones estatales de New York.  *No necesita tener una fecha de vuelta concreta y tampoco tiene que ser en un marco de tiempo específico, pero sí necesita tener las intenciones de volver en algún momento en el futuro.

    • Si su retorno es incierto: usted no es elegible para votar en las elecciones estatales de New York pero aún puede votar en las elecciones federales para Representantes nacionales.

    *Por favor tenga en cuenta: Debido a que los requisitos legales para establecer residencia o domicilio para propósitos de impuestos son determinados por ley estatal y hechos específicos de su vida, antes de qué usted indique que tiene intenciones de volver en su formulario, debería considerar pedir más información sobre este asunto a un profesional de impuestos. 

    Las elecciones estatales en New York son sumamente importantes. El gobierno estatal de New York controlado por los democratas ya está tomando los pasos para proteger a los ciudadanos de New York después de las abismales decisiones de la Corte Suprema alrededor de los derechos de aborto y el control de armas. ¡Y aún no podemos parar! El gobierno estatal es responsable por votar e implementar pólizas con respecto al cuidado de la salud reproductiva, el cambio climático, el control de armas,  la educación, seguro médico, la neutralidad de Internet, préstamos estudiantiles, y muchas cosas más que nos afectan no importa donde estemos en el mundo.


    1) Regístrese Para Votar Y Pida Su Boleta Hoy

    Es fácil pedir su boleta. Y, al pedir su boleta cubre todas las elecciones del año 2022, así que envíe su formulario ahora y garantice recibir su boleta para la Primaria del 23 de agosto y  para la Elección General del 8 de noviembre

    Visite www.votefromabroad.org/es y siga los guiones para completar su formulario y pedir su boleta, Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ). (Si es necesario completar el formulario también servirá como su registro de votante.) Para asegurar recibir su boleta a tiempo por favor elija la caja en su formulario para que le envíen su boleta en blanco a su correo electrónico o en línea (“Email/Online”) o por fax (“Fax”).

    Para votar en la Primaria Demócrata de New York usted debe especificar que su partido político es demócrata (“Democratic”).

    Usted puede enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) por correo electrónico (recomendado), fax o correo postal. Nosotros recomendamos que envíe su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) por correo electrónico para cumplir con la fecha límite para que llegue a New York, PERO aún debe enviar una copia firmada por correo postal que debe ser recibida en New York el 30 de agosto. (Puede colocar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) firmada en el sobre externo cuando retorne su boleta votada por correo postal).

    • Si usted está registrado para votar, aún DEBE enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) para pedir su boleta en el 2022. Para votar en esta elección su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA) debe ser recibida el 13 de agosto del 2022.

    • Si usted NO está registrado para votar, su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) debe ser recibida el 3 de agosto del 2022. *Si usted se está registrando para votar y envía su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación (Federal Post Card Application /FPCA ) por correo postal solamente, debe ser matasellado no más tardar el 29 de julio y ser recibida el 3 de agosto.

    2)  Cuándo Reciba Su Boleta, Rellénela Y Retornela Por Correo De Inmediato

    Las boletas serán enviadas el 9 de julio  del 2022. Si usted pidió que su boleta sea enviada por correo electrónico asegúrese mirar en sus carpetas secundarias y sus carpetas de correo chatarra.

    Cuando reciba su boleta rellénela y retornela por correo de inmediato. Su boleta debe ser matasellada no más tarde que el 23 de agostos y debe ser recibida el 30 de agostos den New York.


    3) Confirme Que Su Boleta Haya Sido Aceptada Y Contada.

    Después de enviar su boleta asegúrese que su voto sea contado.

    Verifique el estado de su boleta en línea usando esta página: 

    https://nysballot.elections.ny.gov/TrackMyBallot/Search 

    O envíe un correo electrónico o llame a su oficina electoral local. Usted puede encontrar la información de contacto aquí: www.votefromabroad.org/esES/states/ny; deslice hacia abajo hasta "Funcionarios Electorales”.


    ¿NECESITA AYUDA? ENVÍENOS UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO:  [email protected]