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Americans invited to join 2020 Presidential Election info session

The U.S. Embassy in Apia has invited American citizens currently resident in Samoa to prepare for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election by joining a Facebook-based information session.

The diplomatic mission advised in a post on its Facebook page that the “Voting from Overseas Facebook Live Info Session” will be held on Wednesday, 9 September. The live session is scheduled for 11am [Samoa local time].

An agent with the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand will facilitate the event.

“Join Amy from the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand to answer your U.S. Elections overseas voting questions,” states the post on the U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa Facebook page.

“Remember your vote counts. Every vote counts.”

All U.S. citizens outside the United States who want to vote by absentee ballot must complete a new Federal Post Card Application [F.P.C.A.] every year, if they wish to vote from Samoa.

States are required to send out ballots 45 days before an election. 

“No matter what state you vote in, you can now ask your local election officials to provide your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state),” states the U.S. Embassy Samoa website.

“You can now also confirm your registration and ballot delivery online. Be sure to include your email address on the form to take advantage of the electronic ballot delivery option. This is the fastest and most reliable way to receive your ballot on time, and we strongly recommend every overseas voter take advantage of it.”

U.S. voters are encouraged to ask questions in advance for the live info session via https://app.sli.do/event/2jhqyh1j. The Event code is USElections2020.

More information can be found on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (F.V.A.P.) website: www.FVAP.gov/.

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