You must be registered to vote. Some States maintain registered status in spite of lack of continued voting for many years. Confirm your status: www.vote.org. Enter your last US voting address and zip-code (https://tools.usps.com/go/zip-code-lookup.html).
If you are not registered to vote, complete online a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/
Print, sign, date and fax or email the FPCA to your local voting official. Their address can be found at https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/election-official-directory. Enter your State and Region (county, parish, city, town. borough). Hurry! Here are some deadline registration dates: CA – 19 Oct; FL – 5 Oct; NV – 6 Oct; OH – 5 Oct; PA – 19 Oct; WI – 14 Oct.
If you are registered, but have not requested your ballot for the November elections, you still have time. Complete online a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/VoterInformation.htm. You will need the zip code of your last U.S. voting residence: https://tools.usps.com/go/zip-code-lookup.html and the county: www.whatcountyamiin.com.
Don’t use “device location”. Print, sign, date the completed form. Your options for submitting the FPCA are found at https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/svid.htm. Their mail, email, fax and online address are found at https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/election-official-directory. Enter your State and Region (county, parish, city, town. borough).
To confirm that your registration and ballot request have been received and accepted by your local voting office, either go to: https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/svid.htm or call your local voting official: https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/election-official-directory. They are there to help you!
By law, ballots to overseas voters were sent out by 19 September 2020. If you requested your ballot by email, fax or online and have not received it, call your voting official immediately. If you requested your ballot by postal mail and have not received it by 4 October 2020, call them.
You can create and submit your own Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Go to https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms Follow the instructions. Complete the FWAB. If you send it by postal mail, don’t forget to use two envelopes and add a stamp to the outside envelope. More and more States are allowing ballots and FWABs to be submitted by email. Check with your local voting official.
John Fredenberger, Ad hoc Chairman, AARO Voting Committee: