Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

United States Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Message for U.S. Citizens

Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

August 4, 2020

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.

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, professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka.

If you are sending your ballot through the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, ballots can be dropped off at the Consular Section only during working hours. There is a drop box at the Madani Avenue entry gate in the booth for the guards. You or an authorized person can drop off your ballot on any working day. 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 Bangladesh to the United States is not required using this method). Please note it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the U.S. Embassy. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, to find out specific requirements for your state of residence.  If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas please visit our website at or contact U.S. Embassy, Dhaka’s Voting Assistance Officer at (880) (2) 5566-2000, or at