• 2012 Election Cycle: Vote Today!

    November 06 2012, 01:00 - 01:00

    Place your voted ballot in the U.S. postage-paid envelope containing the address of your local election officials. Drop it off at the Embassy and we’ll send it back home for you without the need to pay international postage. Write to us for more information.

    If it’s easier for you to use France's postal system, be sure to affix correct international postage, and allow sufficient time for international mail delivery.  If time is tight, you may want to use a private courier service (e.g., FedEx, UPS, or DHL) to meet your state's ballot receipt deadline or you may be able to:

    Return your voted ballot by email, fax, or upload: 

    Some states allow these options, but may also require you to still mail in the signed paper ballot.  

    Help! My absentee ballot hasn’t arrived!

    No Worries!  Download and complete an emergency Federal Write In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), write in the candidates’ names of your choice, and send it by mail directly to your local election officials

    Important:  If your regular absentee ballot arrives later, fill it out and mail it back too.  Your FWAB will be counted only if your regular ballot doesn't reach your local election officials by your state's ballot receipt deadline.  Proper submission of both ballots will not invalidate your vote or result in two votes being cast.

    Forgot to register or request an absentee ballot? Act immediately!

    Register and request an absentee ballot today using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at the Federal Voting Assistance Program's website. Be sure to follow your state's requirements carefully. See accepted FPCA submission modes.

    QUESTIONS?  Have more questions, need more help − write to us at:, or see the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s replies to your Frequently Asked Question.

    More useful voting tips will be sent to you next week.  To read our previous voting messages visit our voter registration website page. 

    This message from the United States Embassy will also be re-transmitted to members of Franco-US organizations in France for Vote 2012.

    United States Embassy