Federal Voting Information and Resources
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The Federal Voting Assistance Program. Instructions on registering and voting while living overseas under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (Foreign Service employees and their families qualify.) Downloadable/printable version of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for registering to vote in your state of residence. Calendar of state primaries and links to state election websites.
The Federal Post Card Application is also available at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas. Both versions, however, must be snail-mailed to your local election office (address available on the FVAP website.) So, allow plenty of time to get registered before any election!
This useful site features a secure voter registration wizard provided by the non-partisan Overseas Vote Foundation. Also included: OVF’s Voter Help Desk and the OVF Election Official Directory.
Major Political Party Websites
The Democratic National Committee website.
The Republican National Committee website.
Official home page of the National Libertarian Party.
Official home page of the Green Party of the United States.
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic party organization for American citizens living outside the United States. Regional committees in 30 countries. Information on political issues affecting American expatriates. Registration and voting information on the site.
Republicans Abroad is the official Republican party organization for American citizens living outside the United States. Find a local chapter, or read news about Republican party activities overseas. Voting and registration information on the site.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee lists Senate seats that are up for re-election and provides information about Democratic candidates for those seats.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee lists Senate seats that are up for re-election and provides information about Republican cadiddates for those seats.
Online Tools for Researching Candidates
The Washington Post Politics page has up-to-date information on all the candidates and primaries as well as a online comparison tool.
National Public Radio offers extensive election coverage. Candidate interviews and political analysis are available in streaming audio on the site.
Home page for Inside Politics, CNN’s political news and analysis show familiar to most Americans overseas. Frequently updated political news and streaming video.
Other Sites of Interest
Look up your Congressman by zip code or name to find out if he or she is up for re-election in 2006.
Look up your Senator by state.
Politics1 has extensive information about federal elections at all levels, including minor parties and independents. Note: though this site is officially non-partisan, it is commercial and has advertising from commercial and political sources.
Disclaimer: AAFSW is a non-partisan organization. None of the political opinions expressed in the content of the websites listed on this page should be construed to represent those of AAFSW or its members. We provide these links solely as a service to the American Foreign Service and expatriate community.