How to send in your ballot by MAIL

If your state requires you to mail in your ballot and you want to avoid the USPS, you have three choices for how to send in your ballot from Israel:

Plan A: Hand-deliver your ballot to either the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2 from where it will be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch (assuming you are able to get there subject to lockdown rules).

Plan B: Send your ballot via local delivery service to the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2where it will then be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch.

Plan C: Send your ballot directly to your Local Election Office (LEO) via international document delivery by October 2.

Whichever plan you choose, we highly recommend
sending in your ballot as soon as possible

To send in your ballot by mail, follow the steps below.

Instructions for mailing in your ballot from Israel

The states that require mailed-in ballots are:

AR, CT, GA, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ*, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT*, WI

NJ* - email and follow up with hard copy by mail; VT* - you can email if there is no postal service in your country

You have three choices for how to send in your ballot from Israel:

Plan A: Hand-deliver your ballot to either the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2 from where it will be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch (assuming you are able to get there subject to lockdown rules).

Plan B: Send your ballot via local delivery service to the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2where it will then be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch.

Plan C: Send your ballot directly to your Local Election Office (LEO) via international document delivery by October 2.

Whichever plan you choose, we highly recommend
sending in your ballot as soon as possible

To send in your ballot by mail, follow the steps below.

  1. Print your ballot.
  2. Vote your ballot.
  3. Fold your ballot, place inside a regular sized envelope and mark on the outside of the envelope “Ballot materials enclosed”. Do not put any personal identifying marks on this envelope, like your name or address – your ballot is secret]
  4. Print the voter declaration and any other materials sent to you by your local election official
  5. Fill out the voter declaration and other materials from the state including signatures and dates where required.
  6. Choose your method for sending in your ballot.

You have three plans to choose from:

Plan A: Hand-deliver your ballot to either the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2 from where it will be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch (assuming you are able to get there subject to lockdown rules).

Plan B: Send your ballot via local delivery service to the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2where it will then be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch.

Plan C: Send your ballot directly to your LEO via international document delivery by October 2.

To download our step-by-step guide for choosing a plan, click here

 

To fill out a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/fwab/ and follow the instructions.

*IMPORTANT: If you receive your official ballot after submitting your Backup Ballot, you may complete and return your official ballot as well.

It’s okay–only one ballot per person will be counted. If both your Backup Ballot and your official ballot arrive before the deadline, federal law provides that only your official ballot will be counted and your Backup Ballot will be discarded.

52 USC section 20303(d)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!!

You can contact DA Chair Heather Stone hstone3@wellesley.edu    or DA Vice Chair for Getting out the Vote, Bob Golub ravreuven@aol.com