The Presidential Election is fast approaching and it’s time to get prepared to vote!
Voting via absentee ballot is simple, the most important thing is that you give yourself enough time to register for your ballot and send it back. You are eligible to vote as long as you are a US citizen, it doesn’t matter if you’re living in the UK temporarily or permanently.
Here are a few quick tips on the process:
First sign-up with the Federal Voting Assistance Program here. You can also register and request your ballot from Vote from Abroad.
Begin by filling in all your information. You’ll need your drivers license OR social security number and the last place that you lived in the states (or your parents address.) This process will lead you to the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). This application then needs to be mailed to the correct voting authority in your home state.
The dates that you must register, request your ballot, and return your ballot are all different by state, so it’s important to check these.
You will be sent an absentee ballot when your FPCA is received.
If you have specific questions you can contact the Voting Assistance Officer at the US Embassy in London by email at LondonVote@state.gov.
See, told ya it was simple!
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