Greetings to all U.S. citizens in Indonesia. We hope this message finds you well.
Please read the following message for information on how and when U.S. citizens abroad may cast their votes in several upcoming federal office elections. All citizens are encouraged to visit the Federal Voter Assistance Program at www.FVAP.gov to understand the resources available for overseas U.S. citizen voters.
At the end of the message is information on how U.S. citizens in Indonesia may submit their completed ballots at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, or the U.S. Consular Agency in Denpasar.
Upcoming elections for federal office:
The following states have elections for federal office in the next 90 days:
August 2: Primary Elections- Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington
August 4: Primary Election- Tennessee
August 6: Territory Primary- Virgin Islands
August 9: Primary Elections- Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin
August 9: Special General- Minnesota CD 1
August 13: Primary Election- Hawaii
August 16: Primary Elections- Alaska and Wyoming
August 16: Special General- Alaska U.S. House
August 23: Primary Elections- Florida and New York
August 23: Special Elections- New York CD 19 and CD 23
August 23: State Primary Runoff Election- Oklahoma
August 23: Runoff Special Primary – Oklahoma U.S. Senate
August 27: Territory Primary- Guam
September 2022 – 30 Day Notice:
September 6: Primary Election – Massachusetts
September 13: Primary Elections – Delaware, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
October 2022 – 60 Day Notice:
No elections for federal office scheduled
November 2022 – 90 Day Notice:
November 8: General Election
November 8: Special General Election- California U.S. Senate
November 8: Special General Election- Oklahoma U.S. Senate
Register and request your ballot by your state’s deadline. You can use FVAP’s easy online assistant at www.fvap.gov/FPCA to walk you through each section of the form. After you finish filling out the FPCA, print it, sign it, and send it to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some require it by mail. Check your state-specific guidelines at FVAP.gov.
Once you receive your requested absentee ballot, vote and return it as soon as you get it. Remember to carefully follow the instructions, especially if a “security envelope” is required, and sign the package as indicated when returning it.
To save time, send voted ballots electronically if allowed by state law. Voters can check if their state accepts completed absentee ballots by email, fax, or via an online portal at www.FVAP.gov/guide.
If a requested ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately at www.fvap.gov/FWAB. It works like a backup ballot. If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, complete and send in the official ballot, too. Only one will be counted.
Make sure the voted ballot is received by your state. Go to FVAP.gov, click on your state and then the “check the status of your voted ballot” button.
To find your state’s election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit our contact page. You can also reach out directly to your election office for status updates on your registration and absentee ballot.
FVAP is working closely with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency, and other federal agencies to bring you up-to-date information on possible mailing delays. Please visit FVAP.gov/COVID-19 for the latest information on any international postal disruptions.
All overseas voters are encouraged to electronically send their ballots if permitted by their respective state’s law. For those who seek to submit a completed and correctly sealed ballot:
To submit a ballot at U.S. Embassy Jakarta: U.S. citizens may submit ballots directly to the Consular Section between the hours of 8am -3pm, Monday – Friday. Please check our website for closures and holidays before making travel plans.
Please report to the Consular Services public entrance, show the local guard staff your U.S. passport and let them know that you are there to submit a voter ballot. There is a mailbox in the entrance building where you can deposit your ballot. We submit all completed ballots promptly and directly into the U.S. postal system from the U.S. Consulate.
To submit a ballot at U.S. Consulate General Surabaya: U.S. citizens may submit ballots directly to the Consular Section between the hours of 8am -11am, Monday – Friday. Please check our website for closures and holidays before making travel plans.
Please report to the public entrance (Consular Services) and show the local guard staff your U.S. passport and let them know that you are there to submit a voter ballot and proceed to the consular section for further assistance. Upon receipt, we submit all completed ballots promptly and directly into the U.S. postal system from the U.S. Consulate.
To submit a ballot at U.S. Consular Agency Bali: U.S. citizens may submit ballots directly to the Consular Agency office between the hours of 8am – 2pm, Monday – Friday. Please check our website for closures and holidays before coming in to submit your ballot and bring your U.S. passport. We advise you to submit early, as we will send it to U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya. Upon receipt, we will send all completed ballots to the U.S. postal system.
- U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
- U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia
- +62-31-297-5300 or +62-21-5083-1000 after hours
- U.S. Consular Agency in Bali, Indonesia
- +62-361-233-605 or +62-21-5083-1000 after hours
- For regular updates, follow the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta at Twitter and Facebook.
- State Department – Consular Affairs
- Indonesia Country Information
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