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Votación desde el extranjero

Votación desde el extranjero

It is strongly encouraged that you register to vote and request absentee ballots as early in an election year as possible to ensure that you will receive all ballots for which you are eligible. Should questions or problems occur, you would still be able to address them in time to vote in the general elections.

The following is the basic absentee voting process:

  • You complete an application form (see below) and electronically submit or send it to local election officials in the U.S.
  • The local official approves your request, or contacts you for further information
  • The local official sends you an absentee ballot
  • You vote the ballot and send it back in time to meet your state's deadline

The official US Government website for overseas absentee voting assistance is the Federal Voting Assistance Program website . It has a wealth of information about absentee voting, including the downloadable absentee ballot application, state-specific instructions for completing the form, links to state and local officials, and a downloadable emergency ballot.

To register to vote and to request an absentee ballot, start the application at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website . Follow the directions for submitting the card electronically, or you can print and fill out the form by hand, following the guidelines for your state.

Each state has different voting procedures. Information about your state's procedures is available on the state’s individual Secretary of State page. A full list of voting information pages for each state is located below. You can also visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for state-by-state information.

Be an educated voter. Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues is widely available and easy to obtain via the Internet. You may also visit the resource center of the Federal Voting Assistance Program website , or choose any one of several search engines to locate articles and information.

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