Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Forget to Register to Vote

There are less than 90 days until the U.S. elections and time may running out to make your vote count!  Voting is a right of every U.S. citizen—even those living overseas—but voting regulations vary from state to state, including deadlines and methods to return an absentee ballot.

The best source of information on elections, about registering to vote, and how to arrange for an absentee ballot is the FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program) website www.FVAP.gov. The FVAP website offers resources to guide voters through the process of requesting an absentee ballot including wizards to confirm a U.S. citizens’ eligibility to vote in a specific locale and contact information for election officials.

The Consular Section is ready to assist U.S. citizens who cannot access the FVAP website or have questions about an absentee ballot. The Consular Section can direct you to the appropriate voting registration forms and provide general information taken from the FVAP website.  Any U.S. citizen in Malawi can visit the Consular Section to ask for assistance, or you can e-mail questions to consularlilong@state.gov, or call the Consular Section at: 01-773-166 Ext. 3251.

The Embassy is interested in ensuring that all U.S. citizens have the opportunity to vote while they are overseas. Visit www.FVAP.gov today before the deadline for your state passes.