TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - There are more than six million Americans living
outside of the United States. More than 750,000 of them live in Canada.
American citizens abroad who otherwise meet American voting qualifications are
eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the November 4, 2008 general election
if they act now.
Absentee voters can register by mail (or, in some states, by fax or
e-mail) by submitting a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to the
voter registration office in the county in which they last resided in the
United States. If an eligible voter never lived in the United States but
gained citizenship through an American parent, he or she should vote through
the county in which that parent last resided. The FPCA can be downloaded from
the 'Register To Vote' section of the Federal Voter Assistance Program website
Absentee registration timelines vary by state; however, many states
require absentee voters to register at least 30 days prior to the election.
Please refer to the attached schedule for state-by-state registration and
ballot return deadlines.
Recent general elections in the United States have been decided by very
narrow margins in key swing states. Americans living abroad have cast the
deciding votes in some of those races. Every vote counts, and every citizen
should exercise their right to vote.
For further information:
For further information: about absentee voting from abroad, please
contact Republicans Abroad Canada through Matt Jeneroux (Western Provinces) at
(780) 905-5380; or Kelli Wight (Eastern Provinces) at (416) 860-6761. For more
information about Republicans Abroad International, visit