Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Rangoon Federal Voting Assistance Program
April 2, 2018
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
The 2018 election season is here, and in many states special elections have already started. The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon has information brochures and posters regarding absentee ballot voting while living overseas, and we are more than happy to share. Please let us know if you would like them for your workplace, or know of a great place for us to put up a poster.
Mailing ballots: If your state requires your ballot to be mailed, we can assist you with that.
Voting outreach: We are very interested in doing outreach to potential voters. If you have a group of U.S. citizens and would like the Embassy to come out to talk about absentee voting and voter registration, please contact ACSRangoon@state.gov and we will be in touch with you.
For those with access to a computer, follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2018 U.S. elections:
- Request Your Ballot: Complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The completion of the FPCA allows you to request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives) including primaries and special elections during the calendar year in which it is submitted. The FPCA is accepted by all local election officials in all U.S. states and territories.
You can complete the FPCA online at www.FVAP.gov. Include your email address on your FPCA to take advantage of the electronic ballot delivery option.
- Receive and Complete Your Ballot: For most states, you can confirm your registration and ballot delivery online.
- Return Your Completed Ballot: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot by email or fax. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials, you can use international mail, a courier service such as FedEx or DHL, or you may also drop off completed voting materials at U.S. Embassy Rangoon in our consular dropbox. Place your materials in a postage paid return envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage) or in an envelope bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address it to the relevant local election officials.
For further information:
Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95 1 536 509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by e-mail at ACSRangoon@state.gov. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 1 536 509.