Back home in the U.S, there are 435 House elections and 37 Senate elections this November. Several key races are very competitive, and the outcome could be determined by our vote. Just as we helped make a difference in the Obama Campaign.
Overseas votes will determine whether Senator Boxer (D-CA) wins reelection; whether Tarryl Clark (MN-06) beats Michele Bachmann and whether Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15), Jim Himes (CT-04) and Scott Murphy (NY-20) can once again count on the winning votes cast by our members.
MOVE Act - New U.S. Law Makes Voting Easier for U.S. Citizens Abroad
All states must make voter registration and absentee ballot applications available electronically, as well as General Election information. Voters will be able to get their ballot by email or fax, or go to a state website where they can download a blank absentee ballot.
However: With the new MOVE Act, some States require that you register for every election.
- Request your ballot at http://www.votefromabroad.org .
- The U.S. Embassy in Santiago will mail your ballot and give you a tracking number so you can follow the ballot while in route to your voting state.
- There are two options to get your ballot sent, in person or by mail. With either option you must please follow the instructions below:
- Place your sealed official ballot in an envelope addressed to the Embassy of the U.S. in Chile Attention: DPO Av. Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes Santiago, Chile.
- The official ballot should be put in another envelope, under separate cover, and include a letter that gives the Embassy your email or telephone number so they can give you your tracking number. There is no need to put the postage on your ballot.
- Your ballot must be sealed and signed. Note, that if your ballot is not sealed it will not be sent and deemed invalid.
- You can take your ballot to the Embassy in person. Leave it with the DPO or send it by Chilean mail to the Embassy of the U.S. in Chile, Av. Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes Santiago, Chile Andres Bello, Santiago.
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Some states and territories let you check your voter registration status online. Go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program for a link to your state.
Learn more about voting overseas:
New U.S. Law Makes Voting Easier for U.S. Citizens Abroad
Overseas Vote Foundation