July 4th Voting Message
Rejoice democracy this 4th of July by taking the required steps to vote within the 2020 U.S. elections!
To be able to vote within the November 2020 elections, all abroad U.S. residents have to have accomplished a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. Whether or not you’re a first-time voter or have already acquired ballots and voted absentee in previous elections, you should full an FPCA every yr to take part in elections as an abroad absentee voter.
Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Cairo, together with poll assortment, have been suspended due the COVID-19 epidemic. We are going to notify U.S. residents through MASCOT message once we are once more in a position to settle for ballots. It’s possible you’ll wish to contemplate returning your poll through a non-public courier service or worldwide mail if the deadline for return of your poll is close to
Registering to Vote and submitting a poll is quick, simple, and might be completed from wherever on the earth! Observe a couple of easy steps to vote within the 2020 U.S. elections:
- Register to vote: Begin by confirming your voter registration along with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register yearly, so you could have to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect with your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a poll, and extra.
- Request Your Poll: Most states present the choice to request ballots by means of their state election portals, which you’ll simply entry through FVAP.gov. You too can select to finish a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The completion of the FPCA lets you request absentee ballots for all elections for federal workplaces (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Home of Representatives), together with primaries and particular elections, through the calendar yr wherein it’s submitted. FPCA types which might be appropriately crammed out and embrace a signature and date are accepted by all native election officers in each U.S. state and territory. FVAP’s simple online assistant can help you with finishing the FPCA. Whether or not you request your poll by means of your state’s portal or the FPCA, we encourage you to pick the choice to obtain your poll electronically (by e-mail, web obtain, or fax) when out there. That is the quickest technique to get your poll and ensures you’ve it in time to return a accomplished type earlier than your state’s deadline.
- Obtain and Full Your Poll: States are required to ship out ballots 45 days earlier than a daily election for federal workplace, and states usually ship out ballots a minimum of 30 days earlier than main elections. Most states assist you to verify your ballot delivery online.
- Return Your Accomplished, Signed Poll: Some states assist you to return your accomplished poll electronically. In case your state requires you to return paper voting types or ballots to native election officers by mail, you are able to do so by means of worldwide mail or skilled courier service. Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Cairo, together with poll assortment, have been suspended because of the COVID-19 epidemic, so the U.S. Embassy in Cairo can’t help with mailing your poll presently. We are going to notify U.S. residents through MASCOT message once we are once more in a position to settle for ballots. It’s possible you’ll wish to contemplate returning your poll through a non-public courier service or worldwide mail if the deadline for return of your poll is close to.
Researching the Candidates and Points: On-line Sources. Go to the FVAP links page for useful assets to assist your analysis of candidates and points. Non-partisan details about candidates, their voting data, and their positions on points are extensively out there and simple to acquire on-line. You too can learn nationwide and hometown newspapers on-line, or search the web to find articles and knowledge. For details about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP’s Voting Alerts (email@example.com). FVAP additionally shares Voting Alerts through Facebook (@DODFVAP), Twitter (@FVAP), and Instagram (@fvapgov).
Bear in mind, your vote counts!
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo encourages U.S. residents in search of COVID-19 medical info to reference the Authorities of Egypt’s Ministry of Well being and Inhabitants’s social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/egypt.mohp/ (Arabic solely). The Authorities of Egypt has additionally offered a COVID-19 devoted hotline at 105 15335 or 15469 for added inquiries (Arabic proficiency advisable).
The Authorities of Egypt reopened airports to worldwide business air journey on July 1, 2020. A number of direct and oblique business flights are actually out there from numerous airways. Please verify straight with airways or journey corporations for choices.
If in case you have further questions on help with returning to the US, please ship an e-mail to CairoRepat@state.gov.
The Embassy reminds U.S. residents in Egypt to stick to native measures to stop the unfold of the virus.
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