Message for U.S. Citizens: Information Regarding Voting From Abroad

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.

Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, or professional courier service,  or through the U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia.

If you are sending your ballot through the U.S. Embassy Bratislva, Slovakia, ballots can be dropped off at the American Citizens Services unit by Wednesdays, 8.00-11.45 AM and  2.00-4.30 PM.  Ballots must be placed in postage envelope paid return  or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities (NOTE: postage from Slovakia to the United States is not required using this method).  Please note that all visitors to the U.S.Embassy Bratislava are subject to security screening and you may not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility.  Please note that it can take up to 4 weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the embassy or consulate.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

Routine operations at the U.S. Embassy Bratislava are available on appointments during the COVID19 epidemic. We will notify U.S. citizens via MASCOT message of any changes of operations. You may want to consider returning your ballot via a private courier service or international mail if the deadline for return of your ballot is near.