Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (08-Dec-2020)
Message for U.S. Citizens from the state of Georgia: Upcoming Run-Off Election in Georgia
Georgia’s senatorial run-off is January 5. Voters will decide on both Senate seats. The process of voting from abroad in the Georgia senatorial run-offs for Georgia voters is similar to voting via absentee ballot in the November federal elections.
December 14 – Early in-person voting in Georgia begins. Please note Embassies and Consulates abroad are not polling locations; you may not vote in person at the Embassy or Consulate.
December 18 – We recommend all Georgia ballots be sent to the Embassy or nearest consulate by December 18. You can also use international mail or a professional courier (DHL or FedEx) to return your ballot directly to Georgia. Georgia will not accept ballots sent by email or fax. Download the postage paid envelope here.
January 5 – All absentee ballots mailed to Georgia must be postmarked by this date. The Embassy and Consulates will stop accepting ballots after January 5 (except U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, which will stop accepting ballots after January 4). Availability of ballot drop-off at Consulates and Consular Agencies may vary by location. Please contact these locations directly for additional information. Those Consular Agencies able to collect ballots will stop accepting ballots after December 30 to allow time to forward ballots to the Embassy or Consulate for postmarking.
January 8 – All absentee ballots must be received by the Local Election Office (LEO) in Georgia. Please Note: U.S. Embassy Belmopan cannot guarantee any ballots received after the December 18 recommended date will arrive at the LEO by January 8, 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions – Georgia
Already registered to vote in Georgia but did not vote absentee in the November federal elections? You must still send in the FPCA or your will not be able to vote from abroad in the January 5 election with an absentee ballot.
Successfully voted in the November federal elections from abroad with an absentee ballot? Georgia will automatically send you a ballot for this election. If you do not receive a ballot by mid-November, contact your Local Election Office (LEO) and request that it be sent to you electronically.
Can I use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot? Yes.
Received your ballot for the November federal elections via e-mail? You will receive your ballot for the run-offs also via e-mail.
Received your ballot for the November federal elections via mail? We strongly encourage you to send an e-mail to your Local Election Office (LEO)and follow it up with a phone call to request and ensure that you receive your absentee ballot via e-mail for the run-offs.
How do I drop off my ballot at the Embassy/Consulate? If you wish to drop off your ballot, or have a friend or colleague drop it off for you, place it in either a U.S. postage-paid envelope (provided with the ballot) or an envelope bearing domestic U.S. postage addressed to your local election officials. The DPO provides free mail service from embassies and consulates to a U.S. sorting facility (for voting purposes only). Make sure your voting materials are in a sealed envelope addressed to your election office. You must include U.S. postage, or print off a pre-paid postage envelope from fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms, to ensure delivery to the proper local election authorities.
Voting material can be mailed directly to the Embassy through the Belize Postal Service, DHL/SpeedIt, BPMS, or dropped off at the main entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Belize, Floral Park Road, Belmopan, Cayo District. The hours of acceptance are Monday to Thursday 08:00 am to 14:00 pm. Please maintain social distancing, wear a mask, and stay home if you are sick
Remember, your vote counts!
- U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize
- Floral Park Road, Belmopan, Cayo, Belize