The Consular Section can accept and mail ballots for voters in U.S. state and local elections. Information regarding elections, including information on how to register, can be found at FVAP.gov. You may register and request your absentee ballot electronically with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) here.
Completed ballots must be mailed back to your election official. You may drop off your completed, signed ballot at the Embassy between either 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring some form of ID to enter the building, preferably your U.S. passport.
We will mail your ballot to the United States for you free of charge. Ballots should be sealed but will be x-rayed. Most are postage-paid, but if the envelope indicates it needs a stamp, please put one there. We will send them via diplomatic mail to the United States.
If you are unable to print an envelope via FVAP, you may collect one when you drop off your ballot at the Embassy. We will accept ballots through election day, but to ensure your ballot arrives on time and your vote counts, we recommend you drop off your completed ballot at least two weeks before your election date to ensure timely delivery in the United States.
If it’s more convenient for you, you can also return your FPCA or ballot to your local election officials via international mail or professional courier service at your own expense.
If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Brussels’s Voting Assistance Officer at VoteBrussels@state.gov. You can also learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov.
And, as always, remember: your vote counts!