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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.

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 postmarked no later than November 8 AND it also must be received in Virginia by November 11, at 12pm Virginia 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 for federal elections, 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: 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!

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 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: Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your 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.


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 in Wisconsin by November 8, at 8pm  Wisconsin 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 for federal elections, 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://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 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: Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your 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. 

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 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 

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 for federal elections, 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: You will need to log in at: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/Login

Then go to: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/BallotTracking 

If you are sent to "Pennsylvania Voter Election Security Information" rather than the Login page when you click on the link, then you may need to use a 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!

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. 

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. 

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 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 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 for federal elections, 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!

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.

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 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 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 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 for federal elections, 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 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: Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your 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 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 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 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 for federal elections, 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, 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. 

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. 

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 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 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 for a federal elections, 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 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: Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your 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. 

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 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 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 for a federal elections, 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

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/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 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. 

It 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 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 for federal elections, 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]