Notice: Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Tashkent, including ballot collection, have been suspended due the COVID19 epidemic. We will notify U.S. citizens via MASCOT message when we are again able to accept ballots. You may want to consider returning your ballot via a private courier service or international mail if the deadline for return of your ballot is near.
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. To start, go to www.FVAP.gov to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. 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 U.S. Embassy Tashkent.
We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it’s easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number.
If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. Most states now have voter registration verification websites, and many offer a means of tracking the status of your registration and ballot.
The Voting Assistance Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan is also always available to answer questions about absentee voting. To contact the Voting Assistance Officer, call +998-78-120-5450 or send an e- mail to VoteTashkent@state.gov.