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Message for U.S. Citizens: It’s Time to Vote!
October 28, 2022

Election Day is November 08, 2022.  Haven’t received your official ballot yet? Use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup. Fill out the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) here!

Here are a few tips on using the backup ballot:

  1. Check your state’s guidelines for sending your FWAB.  You may be able to mail, fax, or email your backup ballot.
  2. If you’re mailing your FWAB, be sure to address your envelope properly. Ballots must have sufficient postage to reach their destination.  You can print a pre-paid envelope here.
  3. If you receive your official ballot after you’ve sent the FWAB, you can fill that out, sign it, and send it in by your state’s deadline as well.  Only one ballot will be counted.

Your state may have tools to check the status of your ballot to ensure it was received.  Select your state at FVAP.gov and click “Check the status of your voted ballot.” Note that you will be directed off the FVAP website and to your state’s page.

For more information about voting from Vietnam, please contact VoteHanoi@state.gov or VoteHCMC@state.gov.  If you would like to drop off a ballot, you can do so in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

Ballot Drop-Off:

U.S. Embassy Hanoi: U.S. Citizens are invited to stop by the Rose Garden Annex (170 Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi) during business hours Monday through Friday to drop off completed and addressed ballots in the drop box.  No appointment is needed for ballot drop-off.

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City:  U.S. citizens are invited to come to the American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to drop off completed and addressed ballots.