Overseas Citizen Voter

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Select a State or territory from the map above to view State specific voting guidelines.

Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of challenges while voting absentee. Here we will provide you the information and contacts you need to successfully cast an absentee ballot.

Absentee Voting Overview

FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process. The FPCA acts as both a registration and absentee ballot request form. FVAP encourages all overseas citizens to submit a new FPCA every year and when they move.

You can complete an FPCA using our easy-to-use online assistant, by selecting your State or territory of legal residence on the map to get started. The online assistant will allow you to register to vote and request your ballot for upcoming elections. The assistant will guide you through the questions on the form and produce a printable form for you. Note, you must print the form, sign it, and send it to your State according to your State's rules. It is not an online registration tool.

Voter Registration and Ballots

FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process. The FPCA acts as both a registration and absentee ballot request form. As rules vary by State, FVAP encourages overseas citizen voters to submit a new FPCA every year and, most importantly, when they move.

Never Resided in the U.S.? 

Click here to see if you're eligible to vote absentee.

FVAP also offers Additional Information and Resources for overseas citizens.