Help for overseas voters

With the American Presidential elections less than two months away, the latest polls show the race at a statistical tie. If the last few elections have taught us anything, it’s that every vote is crucial. If you are an American citizen currently living out of the US, the Overseas Vote Foundation wants to make sure your vote is counted.

This non-partisan, non-profit organization is designed to help overseas Americans register to vote, learn about the candidates, and participate in the election process. If you are living overseas and need to register, OVF can help you, but don’t wait — registration deadlines are closing in. The website provides information on the candidates as well as resources for youth, first-time voters, and military voters.

If you are in the country now but won’t be around on election day, you will need to request an absentee ballot. You can vote absentee by mail, or in some areas, you can vote absentee-in-person by casting your vote prior to election day. If you have questions about absentee voting, call your local registrar’s office.