Overseas Voting for Americans in Israel

16 Oct

Did you know you could Vote earlier than the actual date of the Elections? Most States (excluding mine) allow you to mail in your absentee ballots early. Why wait till Nov 4th to vote when you can do so NOW?!

From the Consulate in Jerusalem

The Presidential election will be held November 4, 2008.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) guarantees United States citizens overseas the right to vote in federal elections in the United States. The UOCAVA applies only to federal elections. However, many states in the United States have enacted legislation whereby certain categories of citizens residing overseas can vote by absentee ballot for state or local officials. The same procedures for obtaining local election ballots are used for obtaining federal election ballots.

The Consulate can assist in you in registering to vote from abroad or the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and a copy of the U.S. Government’s voting assistance guide, which provides instructions for completing the form.

FPCA’s can be mailed free of charge from the Consulate; however, there are no voting facilities at the Consulate. Additional information can be found on the Consulate’s website, in the American Citizen Services section.

The Overseas Vote Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, charitable group also offers online registration information at Overseas Vote Foundation. The Foundation is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of State, nor with the Federal Elections Commission. Other non-partisian websites offering voting assistance and election information include Register to Vote ; Declare Yourself and Rock The Vote.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can stop by our office at 27 Nablus Road, without an appointment, for more information.

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