There’s a bell on the door of the Elections Office entrance, and lately its been dinging nonstop with people coming in for help. The most common question: “How do I vote if I’m going to be out of the country in November?”
It’s easy, actually. Just make sure you’re registered (or re-registered) to vote by October 20, and then the process works just like regular Vote by Mail. Your ballot will be sent to the address specified, and needs to be received by the Elections office by November 4 at 8 p.m.
If you are already out of the country and haven’t registered to vote yet, you can actually submit your registration by fax as long as you also send your original, signed form in the mail. Without that follow up, your application won’t be valid.
If you aren’t planning on leaving the country until after October 6, consider coming to the Elections offices to vote early. We are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for voters wanting to cast their ballot early. The Elections offices are located at:
Want more information? Check out these sites, brought to you by the Overseas Vote Foundation, which bring you the online tools that will make your overseas voting experience easy and fast. Register to vote, look-up election official contacts, check filing deadlines, and access help desk services, on these nonpartisan information sites. Just click on the picture to link to the site.