Now all U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it’s easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. Most states now have voter registration verification websites, and many offer a means of tracking the status of your registration and ballot.

Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

How to Register and Request a Ballot

To vote in any Elections, you must complete and submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) this calendar year. The FPCA allows you to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. If you haven’t yet done so, we urge you to do so now. The easiest way to complete it is online at Depending on your State’s rules, you then send it to your local election officials electronically or by mail.

Mailing Guidance

Print out the completed FPCA and the (U.S.) postage-paid envelope containing the address of your local election officials. You can drop off the postage-paid envelope (containing your FPCA) at the Embassy Ashgabat, and we will mail it back home for you without the need to pay international postage. If it’s easier for you to use Turkmenistan’s postal system, be sure to affix sufficient international postage and allow sufficient time for international mail delivery.

The voting registration forms and ballots can be dropped off at any time on weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm. It takes from 2 to 3 weeks for your voting materials to reach the US if you mail them through the Embassy.

Voter Assistance in Turkmenistan

Need help?

You can receive in-person assistance from our Embassy Voting Assistance Officers. The American Citizen Services Unit is open for voting assistance weekdays from 9am to 5pm, address: 9 Pushkin Street, tel: (+99312) 940045 ext. 2148.


If you have any questions about registering to vote, please contact our Voting Assistance Officer at (+99312) 940045 ext. 2148, or via email at