VOTE IF YOU'RE OVERSEAS
If you are a US Citizen living overseas, please do vote (and make sure your friends vote)!
US citizens overseas can register to vote and request ballots at: https://www.votefromabroad.org
Check guidelines for registration and ballot requests for your home state at:
Some states allow registration by email or fax. Others require registration by mail.
Act NOW to get Absentee Ballots in time to avoid mail delays
Join Democrats Abroad (DA), https://www.democratsabroad.org/join (free).
It has voter information, active chapters and volunteer opportunities in many countries including India, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, etc.
Voting and Taxes
One frequently cited reason why overseas citizens avoid voting is because they are concerned that voting will trigger state income taxes. However, if you vote only for federal candidates (House, Senate, President), you will NOT be subject to state income taxes.
(See: “Voting and Taxes” at:
for more information).
This is a particularly detailed and helpful article:
Are You an American Voting from Abroad? Here’s How to Do It -- New York Times
Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad -- US State Department
Federal Voting Assistance Program -- US State Department