Absentee Voting for U.S. Citizens

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) guarantees United States citizens overseas the right to vote in federal elections in the United States.  Be an active voter. The Embassy’s Consular Section can help you register to vote and accept your absentee ballots for mailing to the United States.

Important Note:  Embassies and Consulates are not polling places. Same day in-person voting is not available outside the United States

Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) Overseas Citizen Voter webpage.  You can use the Federal Post Card Application to register and request a ballot from your home state.  Registration must be done each calendar year.  The on-line Voting Assistance Guide provides state-by-state voting procedures, deadlines, and addresses.   States can now send the ballot to you electronically, so be sure to provide an email address on your registration request.

If you still have questions or need assistance, please contact U.S. Embassy Algiers Voting Assistance Officer at

 Educate yourself on issues before you vote.  Some resources include: