The U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda would like to invite all U.S. citizens to register to vote for the upcoming 2020 primary and general elections.
On Friday, March 6, 2020, the U.S. Consulate will host its third Voter Registration Drive at Washington Mall (Washington Lane entrance), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm where Consulate staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Interested voters can also collect registration forms at the event and return them to the U.S. Consulate once complete or register online using the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, FVAP.gov
U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Please note that most states require either the last four digits of your Social Security number or a state ID number (such as a U.S. driver’s license number) in order to complete the application – verify your state’s identification requirements on FVAP.gov. No identification is required at the time of the event.
If you have previously registered for an absentee ballot and voted in past elections, it is recommended that you complete a new registration form every January.
U.S. citizens who are not yet 18 years old, but who will be 18 by November 3, 2020, may register to vote online or come to the voter registration event.
For more information about voter registration, please visit FVAP.gov, call 1-800-438-VOTE, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the U.S. Consulate event and/or general voter registration information can also be directed to the U.S. Consulate at email@example.com.
Americans vote on more than a president in November
When Americans stream into polling places November 3, the presidential election will be the main attraction. But Election Day in the United States will give voters the chance to weigh in on so much more.
Leaders will be chosen at the federal, state and local levels. And policy decisions will be put directly to a vote under a ballot initiative system that allows citizens in many states to decide on questions that can affect their daily lives.
This year at the federal level, voters will choose a U.S. president, 35 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. (Senators serve for six years, so each election cycle about one-third of the 100 seats are up for a vote. Every representative’s seat is up for election every two years, on the even years.)
At the state level, 11 governorships are up for grabs this year, as are more than 5,000 state legislature seats.