Students Abroad: Don’t Forget to Vote

All those studying abroad, listen up! You can still vote in the November 2012 elections, even if you’re not in the US for this semester. You just need to get on top of your absentee ballot application ASAP. In order to help you with that, here is a message filled with great resources that Wesleying received from a fellow student last week:

Youth Vote Overseas is a site designed to inspire and assist young American voters. They offer a variety of services and voter assistance online. Students can follow them on Twitter here and “Like” them on Facebook here.

Another great resource is the Federal Voter Assistance Program, which can be found online here. The site includes links to online applications for the Federal Post Card Application as well as the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, a backup ballot available if a citizen outside the United States does not receive the regular absentee ballot from their state after having made a timely application.

For additional election-related resources, visit the “Election 2012” campaign page on NAFSA’s Connecting Our World site here.

If you need any additional help, post a comment and we will get back to you ASAP.

One thought on “Students Abroad: Don’t Forget to Vote

  1. Youth Vote Overseas

    Thanks from the Youth Vote Overseas (YVO) team for posting this! Actually YVO also includes a program to fill out the overseas voter registration/ballot request form (Federal Post Card Application) as well as the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), a backup ballot available if a citizen outside the United States does not receive the regular absentee ballot from their state after having made a timely application. YVO supplies the names of the candidates running for federal office in it’s FWAB program so you don’t even have to look them up!
    And if you are realy late, some states actually allow you to register to vote and vote using the FWAB at the same time. See our site about that too!

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