Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. For more information, including how to request a ballot to vote in 2020, please visit our Voter Assistance page: https://cz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/voting/voting-in-us-elections/
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we stand ready to assist Americans voting from overseas!
Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, or professional courier service, or you can send it through U.S. Embassy Prague!
If you are sending your ballot through U.S. Embassy Prague, ballots can be dropped off at the American Citizens Services unit any business day from 8:30 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 3 p.m. Please bring some form of ID, preferably your U.S. passport. Ballots should be sealed but will be x-rayed. Ballots must be placed in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities (NOTE: postage from Czech Republic to the United States is not required using this method). Please note that all visitors to U.S. Embassy Prague are subject to security screening and you may not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility. We will send your signed, sealed ballot via diplomatic post office (DPO) to the United States. Transit times can vary but may be up to 3-4 weeks so please plan ahead. Please be sure to drop your ballots off at the embassy before October 12, 2020. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.
Remember, your vote counts!
Actions to Take:
- Request Your Ballot:Complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). You must complete a new FPCA after January 1, 2020 to ensure you receive your ballot for the 2020 elections. You can complete the FPCA online at gov.
- Consult the Voter Assistance page on U. Embassy’s Prague’s website: https://cz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/voting/voting-in-us-elections/
- Research the Candidates and Issues: Check out the FVAP links page for helpful online resources
- Receive and Complete Your Ballot
- Return Your Completed Ballot either by mail/private courier or via the American Citizens Services unit at U.S. Embassy Prague.
If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Prague’s Voting Assistance Officer at ACSPRG@state.gov.
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