Question for Americans:Voting?

The Consular Section invites you to a Voting Facebook chat on 13 September 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Chat with Consular representatives about the voting process and our upcoming Voting Event.

Please submit your questions in advance via Facebook!



La Sección Consular te invita al Facebook chat el día 13 de septiembre de 14:00 a 14:45.

Chatea con nuestros representantes Consulares para informarte sobre el proceso de votación y el Evento a realizarse próximamente.

Envía tus preguntas con anticipación por Facebook!



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The US Embassy is having a Voting Chat via Facebook tomorrow on Facebook from 14-14,45 hs. They want you to post your questions in advance. facebook.com-embusarg Chat with consular representatives about the voting process and the upcoming voting day at the Embassy.

I received confirmation today from the election board that my absentee ballot will be emailed to me on September 23.
 
I for one, refuse to be part of this fraud disguised as an election.


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Learning of the plans for the indictment, Rich fled to Switzerland and, always insisting that he was not guilty, never returned to America to answer the charges.
He remained on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 10 Most-Wanted Fugitives List for years, narrowly evading FBI capture in Britain, Germany, Finland, and Jamaica.
He got a highly controversial pardon from Bill Clinton after sending money to Bill and Hillary Clinton
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10. In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.

If you have already completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)in 2016 and requested electronic delivery of your ballot, you will be receiving your blank ballot or instructions for how to access your ballot soon if you have not already received it. If you are not sure about the status of your absentee ballot request you should contact your local election officials in the United States or check the status of your registration via your state's voter registration verification website.

ABSENTEE VOTING EVENT: September 22 from 15:00 to 18:00

If you would like to drop off your completed Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot for delivery to the United States via diplomatic pouch free of charge, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires is organizing the following Absentee Voting Week event to provide voter assistance and accept voted ballots and Federal Post Card Applications

The Embassy in Buenos Aires will celebrate Absentee Voting Week a little early on September 22! Come join us at the Embassy to get answers to all your voting questions, submit your FPCA and/or ballot, hang out with other Americans, and enjoy food, music, and games!

The event will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires; entry to the event will be through Av. Colombia 4300.

Please RSVP to BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov no later than September 20. In order to enter the U.S. Embassy you must present a government-issued photo ID showing your U.S. Citizenship (examples could be a U.S. passport or nationality certificate or Argentine DNI indicating your U.S. Nationality)

Note: A U.S. Driver’s license cannot be used as a form of ID, as it does not confirm U.S. citizenship.

Children 12 years old and younger can enter with their parents. Children over 13 and spouses can only enter with government-issued photo ID indicating U.S. citizenship.

For security reasons, backpacks, large bags, and electronic devices of any kind are not permitted. DO NOT bring these items, as this will prevent your entry to the event.

If you can’t make it to this event, you can get voting assistance from the Embassy by making an appointment or emailing VoteBuenosAires@state.gov.

If you wish to drop your FPCA or ballot at the U.S. Embassy for mailing, please fill out and seal your voting materials per the instructions located at FVAP.gov. Insert your materials in the postage-paid envelope located at https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms, address it to your local election officials, and drop it at the U.S. Embassy at the gate located on Cerviño.


Normal transit time from Argentina to the United States is about 15 days.



HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OVERSEAS VOTING

Please help spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues that now is the time to start thinking about overseas voting. Consider posting to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media account that you are an active voter and will be dropping off or mailing your Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot. Use #ProudOverseasVoter to help get the word out about voting.


If you have never voted while overseas before, it’s not too late. The process is easy ­-- just follow these steps:



1. Complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

Whether you are a first-time voter or have voted absentee in past elections, complete an FPCA to receive your ballot this fall. It allows you to register to vote and request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (presidential and state primaries, run-off, special, and the November general elections) during the course of the year in which you submit the FPCA. Local election officials in all U.S. states and territories accept the FPCA.

The online voting assistant available at FVAP.gov is an easy way to complete the FPCA. It will ask you questions specific to your state and tell you if electronic ballot delivery is possible. No matter which state you vote in, we encourage you to ask your local election officials to deliver your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state). Be sure to include your email address to take advantage of electronic delivery. The online voting assistant will generate a printable FPCA, which you can then print and sign.

2. Submit the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

You can drop off the FPCA at our voting event on September 22 from 15:00 to 18:00 at the Embassy. RSVP to BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov.

If you can’t make it to this event, you can get voting assistance from the Embassy by making an appointment or emailing VoteBuenosAires@state.gov.

If you wish to drop your FPCA or ballot at the U.S. Embassy for mailing, please fill out and seal your voting materials per the instructions located at FVAP.gov. Insert your materials in the postage-paid envelope located at https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms, address it to your local election officials, and drop it at the U.S. Embassy at the gate located on Cerviño.



If it’s more convenient for you, you can have a friend or family member drop off your FPCA at the Embassy on your behalf or you can send your FPCA or ballot directly to your local election officials via international mail or professional courier service at your own expense.



3. Receive Your Ballot

After submitting your FPCA, most states allow you to confirm online your registration and ballot delivery selection. States are now required to send out ballots 45 days before an election (on or around September 24) for federal office(President, U.S. Senate, or U.S. House of Representatives) to any overseas U.S. citizen who has completed an FPCA.

4. Return Your Ballot

As with the FPCA, you can return your voted ballot to your local election officials free of charge via the nearest Embassy or mail it directly at your own expense.

Your Vote Counts

Many U.S. elections within the past ten years have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%. All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline (differs by state).

Be an educated voter. Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues. You can also read national and hometown newspapers online, and search the Internet to locate articles and information.

To receive information by email about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP's Voting Alerts (vote@fvap.gov). FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact VoteBuenosAires@state.gov