Americans living abroad can vote in the 2020 Presidential Election! And in all U.S. elections! But you must register every year to receive your ballots - please visit http://www.VotefromAbroad.org
Your vote counts! Vancouver’s Lower Mainland has the highest population of ex-pat Americans in the world. You can make a BIG difference in the upcoming elections of the next President of the United States and the next Senate
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In a week, our absentee ballots will be in our mailbox – real or virtual. That is, it will if you requested one this year! Can't remember if you are registered or not? You can check on the status of your ballot at your state's link at the VFA website at https://www.votefromabroad.org/states/
If you find out you aren't registered, please go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org
to request one right away. So many folks are requesting absentee ballots this year, and with staff cutbacks due to COVID-19, it is taking longer to get it done.
When your ballot comes, it is important to vote and send it back quickly using the fastest means possible for your state. For the majority of states, that would be by email, fax, or uploading your ballot.
If you live in one of the states that only allow mail-in ballots (as of now, AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI), please put it in the mail as soon as possible. It will take more time to get back to your election office this year with all that the Trump administration has done to disrupt the US postal service – removing mail sorting equipment, putting a freeze on hiring seasonal staff, removing mailboxes, the list goes on and on.
Thinking of not voting this year because your candidate wasn't nominated or because you have given up on the US electoral system, we beg you to think about what that could mean for the U.S. We have already seen plenty of evidence that Trump and the GOP are going to use every trick in their playbook to stay in power and every vote counts.
Throughout history, many Americans of both gender and race have struggled for their right to vote. Will you join us in honoring their lives by voting this fall?
Susan Brennan, Chair