Return Your FPCA or Ballot
(Drop Off, Mail, Or Courier Your Election Materials)
THE ABS WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT
ELECTION MATERIALS FOR THE 2020 ELECTION.
If you have election materials that still needs to be mailed to your Local Elections Office, you must drop off your election materials at the embassy (see instructions below), or through a courier service, such as DHL.
All envelopes MUST include complete Recipient Address, Home Return Address, and Prepaid Postage.
YOU CAN RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY
IF YOU VOTE IN THESE STATES
AL, AZ, CO, DC, DE, HI, IA, IN, KS, MA, ME, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, RI, SC, UT, WA, *VT, WV
*In VT you can do so only if the country where you live has no postal services. If they are available you must use postal return.
YOU MUST RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY
IF YOU VOTE IN THESE STATES
AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WY
MAKE A PLAN NOW! Be sure to check your state’s requirements when preparing your return envelope.
*If you live in or near Mexico City, you can drop off your elections material at the embassy. See below for more information.
IF YOU MUST RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY
be sure to check your state’s requirements when preparing the envelop to be mailed
*The U.S. Embassy Mexico City will accept in-person drop-off of absentee voting materials starting September 8 on days the Embassy is normally open between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please bring your completed, sealed voting materials in a postage-paid envelope to the Consular waiting room’s entrance on Rio Danubio and place them in the sealed ballot box with the ACS representative outside. You do not need to enter the Embassy or pass through additional screening to submit your voting materials. If you’re not in Mexico City, check with the consulate near you for their hours and ballot box details.
Mail Or Overnight Your Election Materials To The Embassy:
You can mail or overnight your election materials to the US Embassy for forwarding to the US via diplomatic pouch. All election material must have prepaid postage stamp envelopes or bear sufficient postage in order to placed in the diplomatic pouch.
Instructions for sending your paper voting materials to the US Embassy:
You will need two envelopes.
Address the first envelope to:
American Citizens Services, Room 101
Voting Assistance Officer
US Embassy Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 305
06500 Mexico, CDMX
Seal your election materials inside the second envelope, addressed to your local election office. The second envelope needs to be postage-paid or to bear sufficient US postage in order for it to be delivered to your local state election office from the U.S. sorting facility where it will be mailed. Seal the second envelope, place it inside the first envelope, and mail them to the US Embassy.
A US prepaid postage stamp envelopes for your ballot is available at https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca_envelope.pdf. Once you have printed the prepaid postage, you must glue it to your second envelope. USE A GLUE STICK, NOT STAPLES OR ADHESIVE TAPE WHEN AFFIXING THE PREPAID POSTAGE TO YOUR ENVELOPES.
To be notified when the embassy resumes in-person drop-off of voting materials, make sure you are subscribe to our email distribution list:
States That Do Not Allow Fully-electronic Registration
If you vote in one of the following states, you cannot fully register to vote electronically (online, email, or fax):
Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wyoming and Wisconsin (not highlighted on map).
ATTENTION: IF YOU VOTE IN ONE OF THE STATES INDICATED BELOW.
DUE TO THE UNRELIABILITY OF INTERNATIONAL MAIL, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU ACT NOW TO REGISTER !!