Message to U.S. Citizens: Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot
U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy – June 19, 2020
All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.
Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy in Rome.
If you are sending your ballot through the U.S. Embassy in Rome, ballots can be dropped off in a ballot box maintained outside of the American Citizens Services unit on Via Vittorio Veneto, 121, from 9:00am to 4:30pm on Monday through Friday (excluding these holidays). Ballots must be placed in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities (NOTE: postage from Italy to the United States is not required using this method). Please note that it can take up to two weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the Embassy. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.
Actions to Take:
- Be prepared to present your U.S. passport during your visit if you are sending your ballot through the U.S. Embassy in Rome.
- Review our previous Message to U.S. Citizens regarding FVAP resources and tips for voting absentee.
- Check the ballot return options in your state.
- Find your state’s primary election dates.
- Use our online assistant to complete your FPCA.
- Use our online assistant to complete your FWAB.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and messages from the U.S. Mission to Italy.