Receive Your Ballot

County Boards of Elections begin distributing official absentee ballots to registered voters 45 days before an election, and each state has individual postmark and receipt deadlines. If you are voting for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and/or the U.S. Senate, and your official ballot does not arrive at your overseas address, registered voters may download and complete a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot – (PDF 384KB) (FWAB).