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.  Please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website at for further guidance.

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 diplomatic pouch via U.S. Embassy Manama.

If you are sending your ballot through U.S. Embassy Manama, ballots can be dropped off at our blue Dropbox located next to the Visitor’s parking lot.  The box is secured, emptied twice a day Sunday-Thursday and ballots can be dropped off at any time.  Ballots must be placed in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities (NOTE: postage from Bahrain to the United States is not required using this method).  Do not drop off a ballot without first placing it in a sealed, properly addressed envelope with correct postage.  Please note that it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the embassy. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

Upcoming Elections (


September 29, 2020 – Georgia CD 5 Special Election


November 3, 2020 – General Election


December 1, 2020 – Arkansas State’s General Runoff

December 5, 2020 – Louisiana State’s General Runoff


January 5, 2021 – Georgia State’s General Runoff