19 June 2020
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Your vote counts, and the November 2020 U.S. elections are right around the corner! The U.S. Embassy is here to help you exercise your right to vote and answer your voting questions.
If you have not yet started the process, it is not too late. First step: check out voting resources and information atwww.FVAP.gov.
Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon.
If you are sending your ballot through the Embassy, bring your sealed, addressed, postage-paid envelope to the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. from Monday to Friday, excluding Embassy holidays, and hand-deliver it to consular staff. No appointment is needed.
To ensure the integrity of your sealed ballot, do not drop off your ballot to guards at the Embassy’s front gate or at the American Center Yangon or Jefferson Center Mandalay; inform the Embassy guards that you have a U.S. election ballot, come inside the Embassy, and hand-deliver it to consular staff. Another person can bring your sealed ballot to the Embassy on your behalf.
Your ballot will be returned via the diplomatic pouch, which is slower than normal mail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your ballot to arrive at your local election office.
Researching the Candidates and Issues: Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues. Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues are widely available and easy to obtain online. You can also read national and hometown newspapers online, or search the internet to locate articles and information. For information about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP’s Voting Alerts (email@example.com). FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook (@DODFVAP), Twitter (@FVAP), and Instagram (@fvapgov).
Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov. If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact our Voting Assistance Officer at (01) 753-6509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates in Burma, as well as the days and hours of American Citizen Services.
U.S. Embassy Rangoon
110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon
+95-1-753-6509 from outside Burma
01-753-6509 from within Burma
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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