If you are a U.S. citizen in Montenegro who is planning to vote in the November 2020 U.S. elections, you should send a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election officials immediately.
It’s easy to do – just go to http://www.fvap.gov/, the official U.S. Government website for overseas absentee voting information, to start the process.
We also strongly recommend you get in the habit of submitting a new FPCA every January to ensure you receive ballots for all the elections in which you are eligible to vote during the calendar year. In addition to the November general elections held every other year, you may be eligible to vote in federal or state primary elections, special elections, emergency elections, and runoff elections.
Basic Steps to Vote Overseas:
1. You send in a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election officials.
2. They confirm your eligibility to vote, and put your name on a list to receive an absentee ballot.
3. They send you a blank absentee ballot by mail and make it available electronically.
4. You complete the ballot and send it back before the ballot receipt deadline.
5. If your ballot fails to arrive, use the emergency Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot to vote.
NOTE: Be sure to apply in good time – at least 45 days before the election. There are no facilities to vote at the Embassy; however, voted ballots may be mailed back to the U.S. via the Embassy. You will need to provide a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage in this scenario.
Please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for all electronic forms and information for each state.