Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad
VOTING IS NOW EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE:
Now all U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to www.FVAP.gov to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it's easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. Most states now have voter registration verification websites, and many offer a means of tracking the status of your registration and ballot.
IMPORTANT NOTE: States are no longer required to automatically send ballots to voters for an entire election cycle so everyone who wants to vote in U.S. elections from overseas should send in a new Federal Post Card Application in January of each year.
Follow link to the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for information regarding Absentee Voting Informaton for U.S. Citizens Abroad.
Voting Officers post notices of upcoming elections, notarize ballot materials and perform similar voting-related duties. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides international toll-free access to the FVAP office and the automated Voting Information Service. For information about the election and deadline dates, subscribe to FVAP's Voting Alerts (email@example.com). FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook and Twitter.
Contacting the Voting Assistance Officer at the U.S. Embassy Dublin
Should you wish to contact the Voting Assistance Officer you can through the Special Citizens Services Unit, by email: DublinVote@state.gov; by telephone: (01) 237-5809/5810 and/or by mail, addressed to Special Consular Services, U.S. Embassy, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.