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September 29, 2023

Is there still time for me to vote?

Can I register/re-register to vote now?

If you haven’t registered to vote, it may not be too late – deadlines vary state by state. You can check the Federal Election deadlines by clicking on your state of voting residence on the FVAP website.


  • Some states require that voters re-register annually.
  • Congressional elections take place every two years.
  • Special elections may occur at any time.

Therefore, no matter the date, it’s a good idea to register to vote for the first time or check your registration now. Visit FVAP.gov to get started!

Can I submit my ballot now?

If you’ve received your ballot, follow the instructions to submit it as soon as you can.

If your state doesn’t allow you to cast your ballot electronically, the fastest method is to use the UK postal system. Your local post office will be able to advise you of the quickest postage option.

All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as they are valid and reach local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline, which is after the election date in some states.