Voting

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections:

Register to vote:  Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually, so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.

Request Your Ballot: Most states provide the option to request ballots through their state election portals, which you can easily access via FVAP.gov.

Receive and Complete Your Ballot in October:  States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office.

Return Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail,It is recommended to return your ballot by October 13, 2020 if you are outside the U.S. You can send your ballot through international mail, professional courier service, or use the diplomatic pouch. If using the diplomatic pouch, ballots can be dropped off to the American Citizen Services unit by bringing your sealed, addressed ballot with proper postage to:

  • The U.S. Embassy applicant entrance at 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 between 7:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Jamaican holidays.
  • U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay at Whitter Village, Suite EU1, Rose Hall, St James between 9:00 a.m. and noon, Monday to Friday, except U.S. and Jamaican holidays.
  • U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands at Smith Road Center, Unit 202B, Grand Cayman between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except U.S. and Cayman holidays.

Please note that it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent by an embassy or consulate via diplomatic pouch.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

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