Voting in the 2020 U.S. General Elections

Your vote counts!

Notice: Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, including ballot collection, have been suspended due the COVID19 epidemic. Please contact us at to arrange to drop off your ballot.

All U.S. citizens can receive ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may obtain your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To vote from overseas, go to to fill out a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for your ballot, and to learn about state-specific voting procedures and deadlines.

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, professional courier service, or through U.S. Embassy Ashgabat’s diplomatic pouch by appointment.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Department of State’s page on Absentee Voting Information are the most up-to-date voting information resources for Americans living abroad. Please visit these websites to learn about deadlines and procedures for registering and voting.

We recommend that you submit your FPCA as soon as possible. If you choose to send ballots by mail, you may do so via international mail or professional courier at your own expense. U.S. citizens who wish to send their ballots via diplomatic pouch should contact the U.S. Embassy at to schedule an appointment to drop off their ballot. Place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address them to the relevant local election officials.

Additional information is available here.