• Mario Espinoza-Alfaro

U.S. EMBASSY: Federal Voting Assistance Program

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

FVAP encourages our overseas military, families and overseas citizens to take these individual actions to help overcome any potential disruptions to host country mail operations:

  1. Register and request your ballot through Use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at to simultaneously register and request an absentee ballot.

  2. Consider asking that your ballot be sent to you electronically: Voters in countries currently experiencing, or likely to experience, mail disruptions should select an electronic option for receiving their blank ballot from their election official.

  3. Consider state ballot submission alternatives: Refer to your state’s instructions on for available options for returning your voted ballot. Most states allow voters to submit ballots online.

For the latest alerts on international mail service, voters and election officials should refer to the USPS alerts found here: FVAP will post the latest information on the COVID-19 response for voters and election officials here: FVAP will also continue to work with its federal partners, and with state election officials to confirm and report changes to election dates and deadlines, and any other information impacting the UOCAVA voting process. FVAP remains committed to assisting voters and election officials. Our call center remains open Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM EDT and can be reached by calling 1-800-438-8683 or by email at For more information about the Federal Voting Assistance Program or assistance with absentee voting, go to, call 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (

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