Message for U.S. Citizens: Election Day is November 3 – Submit Your Ballots Now! Voter Assistance Events in October

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Message for U.S. Citizens: Election Day is November 3 – Submit Your Ballots Now!
Voter Assistance Events in October
October 13, 2020

 

Calling all U.S. citizen voters – Election Day is November 3!  Submit or mail in your signed, voted ballot as soon as possible. Check www.FVAP.gov for information about ballot submission procedures and deadlines for your state.  If you are mailing your ballot via the U.S. Embassy in Manila, we recommend you drop if off or send it to us before October 15 to be sure it reaches your local election officials by your state’s ballot submission deadline.  We will accept ballots through Election Day.

Drop-off:  

 -U.S. Embassy Manila’s public entrance from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for U.S. and local holidays.  

-Veterans Affairs Manila Regional Office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, except for U.S. and local holidays.  

Mail-in:    

American Citizen Services Unit (Consular)  
ATTN: Voter Information  
U.S. Embassy Manila  
1201 Roxas Boulevard  
Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000  

Voter Assistance Events

Do you need assistance printing a ballot or envelope?  The U.S. Embassy in Manila will hold in-person overseas voter assistance events on October 14, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  These events are open only to U.S. citizens who need assistance to print the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot and/or a postage-paid envelope in which to mail a voted ballot to the United States.  To meet social distancing requirements designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, attendance will be strictly limited at each event.

You must register in advance for one of the events.  Registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here to register by October 13, 2020.  We will send you an email confirming your registration; you must present this confirmation email (on your phone or printed copy) to be granted access to the Embassy.  You must wear a mask and face shield to enter the Embassy; hand sanitizer will be available for your use in the waiting room.

Please come prepared with the following information to help complete your voting materials:

1) Your voting residence address; and

2) your Social Security number or your U.S. state driver’s license or ID number.  Embassy staff will be available to help you print ballot return and FWAB postage-paid return envelopes, and will accept your voted ballots – as long as they are signed and in sealed envelopes – for mailing to the United States.

For more information voting from overseas, please see our website and the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

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For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard, at +(63) (2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63) (2) 5301-2000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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