Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th. U.S. citizens who live in Mexico and want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.
Never received your ballot? If you have registered to vote and requested your absentee ballot prior to your state's registration and absentee ballot request deadlines but have not yet received your ballot, you should immediately complete and return a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to ensure your vote reaches election officials by your state's deadline.
If your regular ballot arrives later, go ahead and complete and return it as well. Your Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot will only be counted if your regular ballot does not reach local election officials by your state's deadline. Your vote will not be counted twice.
Vote from Abroad volunteers will accept your ballots for return to the U.S. on time next Wednesday from 10:30 to 2:30 in front of Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant at the south end of the Malecón. Or, you could consider returning your ballot to the U.S. via a mail forwarding service like I Shop & Mail or Mailboxes, Etc. It will take 8 to 10 days to be received from the date of mailing. Check your state's voting procedures at FVAP.gov for guidance.
Some states allow you to return a ballot by FAX or email. Returning your Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot by email or fax. Consult and carefully review your state's voting procedures at FVAP.gov.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OVERSEAS VOTING
Please help spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues that now is the time to start thinking about overseas voting. Consider posting to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or other social media account that you are an active voter and will be dropping off or mailing your Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot. Use #ProudOverseasVoter to help get the word out about voting.
Confirm your registration and ballot delivery online. Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) website at FVAP.gov.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.