Voting

For comprehensive voting information, including forms and where to submit documents, please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

You may also complete your voting paperwork in person at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and we will mail the documents free of charge.  Documents carrying a “U.S. Postage Paid” stamp can be mailed for free. You may print the postage-paid envelope template from the Federal Voting Assistance Website onto any blank envelope.  Alternatively, you may submit your voting documents through the Vietnamese mail system by applying the appropriate international postage.

  • At the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, citizens can submit their voting documents for mailing only Monday – Friday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays).  If you need additional assistance beyond accepting mail to be sent to the United States please see below.
  • At the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, citizens can submit their voting documents for mailing only Monday – Friday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). If you need additional assistance beyond accepting mail to be sent to the United States please see below.

If your voter registration card requires a notary, we will also notarize voting documents for free.

Many states allow email or fax submissions as well. Check with the Federal Voting Assistance Website for contact information for each registration location in the United States.

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is an emergency backup ballot for citizens who did not receive an absentee ballot from their State in time to participate in the election.   If you do not receive an absentee ballot in time to return it to your State, you can use the FWAB as a backup ballot to vote for federal offices. Some states also allow you use the FWAB for state-level elections as well, check the Federal Voting Assistance Website to see if your state will allow this.  If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, fill out and send in the official ballot as well. Your State will count only one.  You may fill out a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) online at the Federal Voting Assistance Website, or directly in person at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Monday – Friday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays) or the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City Monday – Friday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays).  You will be able to mail the FWAB for free, with the postage paid envelope attached to the form.  Please click here to find the answers to frequently asked questions about absentee voting.

All voting questions can be directed to VoteHanoi@state.gov and VoteHochiminhCity@state.gov.  Please allow three (03) business days for a response.