Who can vote from overseas?

  • U.S. citizens 18 years or older living outside the country can vote absentee for federal office candidates in primary and general elections.
  • Some states allow overseas citizens to vote for state and local office candidates and referendums.  
  • In some states, U.S. citizens born abroad are eligible to vote absentee even if they have never lived in the U.S.
To review specific eligibility guidelines in your state, go to our State Voting Requirements. Choose your state, and on the following page select "Overseas & Military Voters"  and "Eligibility Requirements."