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Vote in the 2022 U.S. mid-term elections
August 15, 2022

Vote in the 2022 U.S. mid-term elections

Do you live in New Zealand and want to vote in the 2022 mid-term elections? Now is the time to register and request your ballot for some states!

Registering to vote absentee if you live overseas is fast and easy. Go to FVAP.gov now to request your ballot (view all upcoming Election Dates here).

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)  is the official U.S. government website for overseas voters. They provide information on registering absentee for U.S. elections, as well as details of upcoming elections, registration dates and deadlines. The Department of State also maintains comprehensive information for U.S. citizens abroad who wish to vote in U.S. elections, which is available on their website .

More information on voting can be found here.

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!

In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.

Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)   each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.

If you have already completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2022 and requested electronic delivery of your ballot, you will be receiving your blank ballot or instructions for how to access your ballot soon if you have not already received it.  If you are not sure about the status of your absentee ballot request you should contact your local election officials  in the United States or check the status of your registration via your state’s voter registration verification website. 

You can get voting assistance from the embassy/consulate or drop off your completed voting forms and ballots, addressed to your local election officials, during the following hours:

At the Embassy in Wellington:  The drop box for completed forms and ballots is located by the main entrance and is accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Voting assistance is not available in Wellington; please contact the Consulate in Auckland.

At the Consulate in Auckland:  The drop box for completed forms and ballots is located in the third-floor lobby and is accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please email VoteAuckland@state.gov for voting assistance.

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