Have you registered to vote?
All US citizens can vote, wherever they are. If you are a US citizen residing in Vietnam, please be sure to confirm your registration in your home state by visiting FVAP.com and going to your state’s voter portal. Some states require absentee voters to register annually, so you may need to re-register. If you are not sure which state you are eligible to vote in, please consult with one of the voter assistance resources listed below.
Voter Assistance Resources Online
- FVAP.gov has voting information by state and links to each state’s voter portal.
- VoteFromAbroad.org is a non-partisan site operated by Democrats Abroad, with detailed information about how to vote abroad and a responsive help desk.
Voter Assistance Resources in Vietnam
The US Embassy Voting Assistance Officer may be contacted via email at [email protected]
Please check the registration and voting deadline for your states well ahead of time, as you will need to allocate sufficient time for mail-in ballots to arrive. Due to Covid-19, some mail services are unavailable, and others require the ballots to be mailed several weeks in advance.
- Register to vote abroad! Registration deadlines vary, but plan to have this done by the end of September at the latest to be safe.
- Make sure that you’ve received your ballot in plenty of time to return it by the method required in your state.
- Send your ballot well before the voting deadline. Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically. 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 such as FedEx or UPS
- The US Embassy in Hanoi and the US Consulate General in HCMC provide free mail service to a US mail sorting facility. You will need to place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient US postage, in order for them to be delivered to the proper local election authorities once received by the US sorting facility. Please plan ahead as this free mail service can take up to four weeks for your ballot to reach its destination.
AmCham Election Watch Party
Join your friends at AmCham on the morning of November 4 as we watch the polls unfold hour-by-hour and witness a significant moment in history as the United States of America elects its 46th president. Enjoy a festive atmosphere, comfortable seating, great food, hot coffee and tea, and live coverage from CNN and the BBC broadcast on large screens as the election returns are tallied from coast to coast. This election watch party is casual dress and open to all: American or non-American, Democrat, Republican, Independent or undecided – everyone is welcome at this event. Click HERE for more information.