Federation of American Women's Clubs

Countdown to the election is faster for overseas voters: register now!

Because the law requires ballots to be sent to overseas voters 45 days before Election Day (8 November 2016), we have a shorter time in which to register, and to be sure we can take part in the U.S. elections.

The clock is ticking! Register now, if you have not done so; if you have registered, urge other overseas Americans to do so. Your country needs to hear your voice.

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