Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy, Warsaw (January 4, 2024)

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy, Warsaw (January 4, 2024)

Register to vote and request your ballot for the 2024 U.S. primary and general elections from anywhere in the world!

Go to FVAP.gov to learn how to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2024 U.S. primary and general elections:

  1. Find Your State’s Requirements: Choose your voting state on FVAP.gov to learn about your state’s primary and general election dates and registration and voting requirements.
  2. Request Your Ballot:  Complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).  The completion of the FPCA allows you to request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives) including primaries and special elections during the calendar year in which it is submitted.  You should submit a new FPCA each January.  FPCA forms that are correctly filled out and include a signature and date are accepted by all local election officials in every U.S. state and territory.  FVAP’s easy online assistant can help you complete the FPCA.  We encourage you to select the option for receiving your ballot electronically (by email, internet download, or fax) when available.  This is the fastest way for you to get your ballot and return it before your state’s deadline.
  3. Receive and Complete Your Ballot:  States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office, and states generally send out ballots at least 30 days before primary elections.  Most states allow you to confirm your ballot delivery online.  Carefully follow instructions from your state on how to complete your ballot.
  1. Return 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 ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, professional courier service, or through U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s or Consulate General Krakow’s diplomatic pouch. The diplomatic pouch provides free U.S. Postal Service from diplomatic posts for the purpose of voting, but it will likely be slower than a courier service.  We recommend you submit your ballot as soon as you receive it or at least 30 days before the election if you are returning it via diplomatic pouch.  Check your state’s deadline before deciding how to mail your ballot.  For U.S. Postal Service mail service through the Embassy or Consulate, place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. postage for them to be delivered to the proper local election authorities.

For those with voting questions or in need of forms, you can visit the American Citizens Services unit at U.S. Embassy Warsaw on any business day, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Please note that all visitors to the Embassy are subject to security screening, and you will not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility.

Researching the Candidates and Issues: Online Resources.  Go to the FVAP links page for helpful resources to aid your research of candidates and issues.  Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues are widely available and easy to obtain online.  You can also read national and hometown newspapers online or search the internet to locate articles and information.  For information about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP’s Voting Alerts (vote@fvap.gov).  FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook (@DODFVAP), X (@FVAP), and Instagram (@fvapgov).

Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov.  If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Voting Assistance Officer at ACSWarsaw@state.gov using the code V24 in the subject line.  U.S. Consulate Krakow can be reached at KrakowACS@state.gov.

Information:

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, Piękna 12
00-539 Warsaw, Poland
+48 22 504 2784 (business hours)
+48 22 504 2000 (after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)
ACSWarsaw@state.gov
https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland
Ul. Stolarska 9
31-043 Krakow, Poland
+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)
+48 22 504 2000 (after-hours emergencies involving U.S. Citizens)
KrakowACS@state.gov
https://pl.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/krakow/

U.S. Consular Agency, Poznan, Poland
Ul. Paderewskiego 8 room 06
61-770 Poznan, Poland
Tel: +48 61 851 8516
ConsularAgencyPoznan@state.gov
https://pl.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/consular-agency-poznan/

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444
Poland Country Information
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