Voting Absentee in U.S. Elections

September 27, 2007

in Travel, USA, Web Tips

I recently received a reminder from the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg that it may be nearing time to vote in certain U.S. elections. The 2008 general election is still over 400 days away, but maybe your state, county or city is holding a primary or election this fall? And maybe you’ll be abroad on the big day?

First place to look and see if this will even affect you is your state’s Secretary of State’s website. You can find a link to all 50 states here.

If you want to know what you need to do to vote absentee, the best resource is the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website. You can find state-by-state instructions here.

It is best to complete all necessary registration and absentee ballot requests by the end of September, to ensure that everything reaches you in time for your vote to be returned and counted in the election. There are still a couple of September days left, so get on it!

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