The US Presidential Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. On that day, many of us will be waiting in line at our local school, senior center, or town hall to cast our vote. But what happens if you’re still abroad? Well, the short answer is… your vote still counts!
Students who are preparing to go abroad this Fall semester should plan on voting with an “Absentee Ballot”. Obtained through your voting state, an Absentee Ballot is sent to you in advance of the election, with enough time for you to send the ballot back before elections begin.
So what do you need to do before you go abroad?
1) Make sure your registered to vote! This site makes it pretty easy: http://www.rockthevote.com/
2) Request an Absentee Ballot. This site is a great resource for how to do this in your state: https://yvo.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm
* Note: You can have your ballot sent to home, and then a family member can send it to you abroad, or you can include your address abroad and have it sent directly to you. If you need your address abroad, please contact us and we can give it to you!