The official US Government website for overseas absentee voting assistance is the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at www.fvap.gov. It has a wealth of information about absentee voting, including the downloadable absentee ballot application (PDF 321 KB), state-specific instructions for completing the form, links to state and local officials, and a downloadable emergency ballot.
Please also see the State Department website on overseas voting here.
July 27, 2020
Only 100 days remain until the November 3, 2020 General Election! Register to vote and request your absentee ballot now if you haven’t already. 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. Some states allow you to return your completed, signed ballot electronically and others do not. Please visit FVAP.gov for complete information.
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, professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy New Delhi or U.S. Consulates Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, or Mumbai.
Ballot Submission Through the U.S. Embassy or Consulates
- 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.
- Please note that postage from India to the United States is not required if you submit your ballots through the U.S. Embassy New Delhi or U.S. Consulates Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, or Mumbai. It can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the embassy or consulate.
- U.S. Embassy New Delhi: Please mail your ballot to U.S. Embassy New Delhi, C/O American Citizen Services, Panchsheel Marg, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.
- U.S. Consulate Chennai: Please mail your ballot to U.S. Consulate Chennai, C/O Voting Office, Gemini Flyover, 220 Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006, India. You may also drop off your ballot in the ballot box placed at the Consulate’s entrance on Cathedral Road.
- U.S. Consulate Hyderabad: Please mail your ballot to U.S. Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad 1-8-323, Paigah Palace, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India. You may also drop off your ballot in the ballot box placed at the Consulate’s entrance.
- U.S. Consulate Kolkata: Please mail your ballot to U.S. Consulate Kolkata, C/O American Citizen Services, American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071.
- U.S. Consulate Mumbai: Please mail your ballot to U.S. Consulate Mumbai, C/O American Citizen Services, C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051. You may also drop off your ballot in the ballot box placed at the Consulate’s main entrance.
Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov.
New Delhi: VoteNewDelhi@state.gov
U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444