U.S. Citizens: It is time to register to vote for the 2020 General Election
Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website has state by state instructions, as well as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and links to other useful resources.
If your state requires use of the FPCA or another paper form you can send it to your local election officials directly via international mail, or you can send it to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo so we can forward it on your behalf. Due to anticipated delays sending international mail through Japan Post, we strongly recommend that you send your forms to the U.S. Embassy. For info click here. The U.S. Embassy will provide this same service for your absentee ballot.
Please complete your registration and absentee ballot request as soon as possible, to allow for any delays in the process.
We recommend U.S. citizens living overseas complete FPCAs each year, including 2020.
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 each year in which they intend to vote.