Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - American citizens living in the Costa Banderas region will have no excuse for not voting in the U.S. mid-terms elections on November 6, 2018. The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico offers free voter registration assistance locally, as well as information to help US citizens register and vote either electronically or by mail from anywhere in Mexico.
The Federal Voter Assistance Guide suggests that U.S. citizens register 90 days before the election. Right now there are only 68 days before election day, so if you want to vote on November 6, you need to register now!
• Daiquiri Dick's: From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26th, and on Thursday, September 6th. Daiquiri Dick's is located at Olas Altas 314 on Los Muertos Beach in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
• I Shop & Mail-Peninsula Plaza: From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 20th. I Shop & Mail is located at Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio 2485 in Vallarta's North Hotel Zone.
Casa Tranquila: From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25. Casa Tranquila is located at Calle Morelos #7 in Bucerías, Nayarit.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Ana Bananas Bar & Grill: From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25th. Ana Bananas is located at Tiburón #42 in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.
If you can't make it to one of the local registration sites there are two easy to use websites: VoteFromAbroad.org and fvap.gov. If your state allows, you may be able to register and then cast your ballot online.
After completing the FPCA, registered voters should receive their absentee ballots by September 22. As soon as you receive yours, please vote and return it your state election official via email, fax, or mail, depending on your state's requirements.
The last day(s) GOTV will collect ballots to be mailed to the U.S. will be September 26 in Puerto Vallarta and September 25 in Bucerias and La Cruz.
If you do not receive your absentee ballot in time to return it by the State deadline, contact your local election office, or visit the Democrats Abroad GOTV booths at the above mentioned Banderas Bay area locations, where Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) will be available.
Everything you need to know about the absentee voting process can be found online at VoteFromAbroad.org or fvap.gov. If you have any questions, stop by any of the Banderas Bay area GOTV booths, where Costa Banderas Chapter Democrats Abroad Mexico volunteers will be happy to give you more information.With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE, or send an email to cb.democratsabroad(at)gmail.com.