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Uniformed Service personnel and their family members must meet a state's residency requirements to declare it as their legal voting residence. You must have had physical presence in the state with the intent to remain or make the state your home or domici...
 
No, you cannot choose the state where you will vote. U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. are only permitted to register and vote in the state and county where they last established residence (domicile) in the U.S. before moving outside of the country...
 
No, a P.O. Box in the United States cannot be used as your voting residence address. When you register to vote and request an overseas absentee ballot, your local election official in the United States needs your last U.S. residence address in order to de...
 
The National Association of Counties has a useful "Find a County" lookup tool, which you can access at: http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Click on your state, and then on the link for "Places/Cities," and then click on the starting le...
 
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has a useful webpage for looking up zip codes. To look up the zip code, you will need the street address (including house number), city/town, and state. Click here to access the USPS zip code lookup service (note th...
 
Not being able to remember or find a previous address is actually a problem that many overseas voters have--so don't feel alone. Your local election official in the United States must have an exact address or a precise description of where you last resi...
 
That depends on whether you established residence/domicile in your college town. You can only have one residence/domicile at any given time. Whichever residence/domicile you had before moving outside of the United States is your "voting residence addres...
 
If you are a registered overseas voter returning to the United States, you need to inform your local election official in the U.S. of the change. The election official to contact is the one in the voting district of your last U.S. residence address. You c...
 
You can use the address where you last resided in the United States even if that address no longer exists. If you are in this situation, it does not affect your right to vote, but you will need to provide an explanation of the situation to your local elec...
 
To update your overseas address, or any other details about your voter registration, you should submit a new Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form (also known as the Federal Post Card Application, or FPCA) with the updated information. This sa...
 
You will use the address of the last real home you had in the U.S.--where you actually resided--and that is referred to by election officials as your "voting residence address." It is this address that defines your state and jurisdiction for voting. A P.O...
 
When you go through the online process to generate your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form on our website, in the section entitled "Last U.S. Residence Address," check the box "Use Rural Route." Then, in the spaces provided, enter the rural r...
 
You will use the address of the last real home you had in the U.S.--where you actually resided--and that is referred to by election officials as your "voting residence address." It is this address that defines your state and jurisdiction for voting. A P.O...
 
There is absolutely no requirement for overseas voters to continue to maintain a residence or to own property in the U.S. in order to vote. U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. register and vote in the state and county where they last established re...
 
Your local election official in the United States must have an exact address or a precise description of where you last resided in order to determine your voting district and send you the correct absentee ballot with the offices and candidates for which y...
 
Overseas absentee voters sometimes receive voting materials that refer to their "current residence address" in the state in which they are voting, even though they don't currently reside in the United States. The use of this term can be confusing when ove...
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