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.
See below for additional information on:
- Absentee Voting Basics
- Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
- Receiving your Blank Absentee Ballot
- Voting and Returning Your Ballot
- Using an Emergency Write-In Ballot
- Voting Eligibility
- Role of Local Election Officials
- Verifying Your Registration
- Be an Educated Voter
- Voting and Taxes
Contact the Voting Assistance Officer in Nicaragua
To contact the Voting Assistance Officer and/or request forms and information, you can send an email or call the number below. The Voting Assistance Officers of the Consular Section are always available to answer questions.
When requesting voting information via email please include your name, current address and your last “legal residence state” in the United States.