August 29, 2020


Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Embassy:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

If you choose to print and mail the ballot request form (a.k.a. the Federal Post Card Application), we can deliver it to the United States for you free of charge.  Be sure to sign and date the form, then print the postage-paid template from ( onto any available blank envelope. Address it to your local election official and bring it to the U.S. Embassy Ottawa.  You do not require an appointment to submit voting forms.  The Embassy address is: 

490 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

There is no need to schedule an appointment. Upon your arrival, a consulate guard will deposit your sealed submission in a secure box inside the controlled entry area.  Your envelope will be postmarked the day it is received and it will enter the U.S. postal system.  Sealed ballots, addressed to your local election officials, will also be accepted during the above-listed hours.

Note: It can take up to two weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the consulate mail. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly. Ballots will be received and forwarded whenever submitted, but you may want to consider using a courier service if submitting your ballot within three weeks of November 3. To verify that your ballot was received, most states allow you to confirm your ballot delivery online.