Overseas Citizen Voter

Absentee Voting Overview

FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all states and will extend your eligibility to receive a ballot for all federal elections for at least one calendar year. The FPCA acts as both a registration and absentee ballot request form. We encourage overseas citizen voters to submit a new FPCA every year and when they move.

Voter Registration and Ballots

Register to vote, request an absentee ballot or check the status of your ballot. Select your state or territory of legal residence to get started.

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.


Select a State to View

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