Voting

Introduction
Overseas Americans – estimated at 9 million by the US State department – have had the right to vote in Federal elections since 1975 thanks to grassroots campaigning by citizens and organizations, particularly Democrats Abroad. Since that time, it's become clear that a theoretical right to vote does not necessarily translate into an effective reality. Each state has different procedures and deadlines, information distribution is difficult, and mail delivery times can be problematic.

Great strides have been made in recent years. More overseas Americans than ever before who wish to vote are able to do so. Congress passed important legislation both protecting and facilitating overseas citizens' ability to vote. Online registration tools like Vote From Abroad at www.votefromabroad.org have made it even easier to send a yearly request for ballot required by the law. 

DA Voting Leadership:

Heidi Burch
| Vote From Abroad Coordinator
Diego Rivas
| DPCA Representative, Germany; GOTV Coordinator EMEA
sarajean rossitto
| Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan, former GOTV Coordinator for the Asia Pacific Region
Kathryn Solon
| DNC member; GOTV Coordinator Americas; DPCA Representative, Germany
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    2022 State Voting Information Pages

    Click on the State Flag to find out more information about voting
    in the 2022 elections in your state:

    ALASKA

    ARIZONA

    ALASKA En Español
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    ARIZONA En Español
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    CALIFORNIA En Español
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    COLORADO

    CONNECTICUT

    FLORIDA

    COLORADO En Español
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    CONNECTICUT En Español
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     FLORIDA En Español

    ILLINOIS 

    INDIANA

    GEORGIA En Español
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    ILLINOIS En Español
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    INDIANA En Español
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    IOWA

     

    KANSAS

    MAINE

    IOWA En Español
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    KANSAS En Español
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    MAINE En Español
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    MARYLAND


    MICHIGAN

    MINNESOTA

    MARYLAND En Español
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    MICHIGAN En Español
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    MINNESOTA En Español
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    MISSOURI

    NEBRASKA

    NEVADA

    MISSOURI En Español
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    NEBRASKA En Español
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    NEVADA En Español
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    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    NEW JERSEY

    NEW MEXICO

    NEW HAMPSHIRE En Español
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    NEW JERSEY En Español
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    NEW MEXICO En Español
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    NEW YORK

    NEW YORK En Español
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    NORTH CAROLINA En Español 
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    OHIO En Español
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    OREGON


    RHODE ISLAND

    OREGON En Español
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    PENNSYLVANIA En Español
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    RHODE ISLAND En Español
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    VERMONT

    VIRGINIA 

    TEXAS En Español
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     VERMONT En Español
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    VIRGINIA En Español
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    WASHINGTON

    WISCONSIN

     
    WASHINGTON En Español
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    WISCONSIN En Español
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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

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    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 will start 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]

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    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!

    It’s vital to keep New Hampshire Democratic! We must send 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 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!

    Note: If you’re an overseas voter who’s never resided in New Hampshire, you may vote for your US Representative and US Senator, but you aren’t eligible to vote in New Hampshire state elections.


    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 will start 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]

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