Overseas absentee ballots begin going out to voters who requested them 45 days before the election. If you are expecting an absentee ballot and it has not yet arrived:
- If you are sure you submitted to your local election official earlier this year but do not see it in the tracking system, or if your state does not offer ballot tracking, please contact your election office to check on the status of your ballot. You can find your their contact information in our .
- If all attempts to receive your ballot fail, as a last resort you can use the overseas voter emergency ballot, the .
Note: If you send in a FWAB and then receive your regular ballot from your election office, you should still complete the regular ballot and send it in. This is an allowable practice and does not equal voting twice. Always return your ballot, even if it is unmarked and enclosed with a note as to why.