Federation of American Women's Clubs

For this vital election, register 3 for 1!

As many people say, the 2016 US election is one of the most important of our lifetimes. There’s a lot at stake: a least one seat on the Supreme Court, as well as one third of the Senate, all of the House of Representatives, the Presidency and a host of state and local offices. All of these will affect the lives not only of Americans, both in the US and overseas, but also of people all over the world.
That’s why overseas voters especially should be sure to speak up through their votes: to exercise their rights and duties as citizens but also to contribute their unique perspective to the national discussion.
So, go out and help all the overseas Americans you can find to register and vote. But also urge each of them to find two more Americans and do the same. Let’s do this three for one!

Lather, rinse, repeat

Once again, here’s our main message to every American we can find.

1. Register to vote/request a ballot for the 2016 election. Send the registration form/ballot request to your local election official according to the instructions that accompany it.

2. Receive and complete your ballot. States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office and states generally send out ballots at least 30 days before primary elections.

3. If your ballot does not arrive in time (1 month before 8 November 2016), send a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB). f your regular ballot arrives after you have sent off your FWAB, vote and send it, too, and let the local election official decide which one to count.

4. Find two more Americans and get them to register!
For tasks 1 and 3, use the online resources available to you to, including:

Send questions to the FAWCO Voting from Overseas Committee (voting@fawco.org).

Did You Know That  ...

FAWCO offers AWC members’ children and grandchildren scholarships, as well as opportunities to explore the world with other young people. They do not need to hold USA passports to participate. See more about this on the FAWCO Foundation website.







Mary Stewart Burgher

Mary Stewart Burgher