It is going to be a big year in America! The General Election takes place on November 3, 2020 and expats living in Hong Kong can and should vote. How to register, what are the deadlines, and other key details are below. Let the voting begin.
Who is eligible?
* All American citizens living abroad. For details, go to this link.
How to vote absentee in Hong Kong?
1. Make Sure You Have Sent In Your FPCA: Overseas American citizens that are planning on voting for the November 3, 2020 general election need to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. For the General Election, it’s best to send in the FPCA by early August but as many have missed this – sed it ASAP.
2. Know Your Voting Residence: Everyone needs a voting residence to vote by absentee ballot. Want to know which state your voting residence is in? Click here.
3. The Ballot: As an American citizen, your state will mail you the ballot. However, as things are delayed with mail, it is important to arrange for the absentee backup ballot (Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)) and submit with to the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, bring your passport!) or direct mail. Place your ballots in postage-paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address them to the relevant local election officials (this will be on the form).