November is just around the corner – don’t forget to register to vote!
There are just 99 days until the general election on November 3, 2020. Make sure you understand the steps to register for, receive, complete, and submit your absentee ballot in plenty of time.
The U.S. Embassy will be hosting a special Ask the Consul – Voting Edition this Thursday, July 30 at 5pm on Facebook Live. You can find more information and submit your questions here.
To learn more about individual state deadlines and to register and request your absentee ballot, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website: https://www.fvap.gov/
How to Vote Absentee
- Register and request your absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application.
- Wait to receive your absentee ballot.
- Return your voted state ballot as soon as possible.
How to Submit Voting Materials
Given complications in shipping and mail services due to COVID-19, voters should check the options for submitting voting materials for their state. Most states allow voters to submit their Federal Post Card application by mail, fax, or email, check here. Over thirty states allow voters to submit ballots electronically, check here.
As with every election year, there is a secure voting box located outside of the Embassy where U.S. citizens can drop voting materials. However, due to complications in shipping and mail services due to COVID-19 the Embassy is unable to guarantee timely delivery of your voting materials.
The Embassy strongly recommends U.S. citizens in Armenia explore private options, such as DHL, to ship election materials to the United States. While we recognize these options may be costly, they may run more frequently than Embassy mail service.
You can find more information on how to register for, receive, complete, and submit your absentee ballot on our website here.