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. 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 U.S. Embassy Maputo’s diplomatic pouch. The diplomatic pouch provides free mail service from embassies and consulates to a U.S. sorting facility. You will need to place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. postage, in order for them to be delivered to the proper local election authorities once received by the U.S. sorting facility.
If you plan to use the diplomatic pouch, you can drop off your ballots at the Consular Section on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., or with the guards at the front of the Embassy, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Show the guards your Embassy badge or your U.S. passport to submit your ballot. All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots no later than October 2, 2020. Ballots will be received and forwarded whenever submitted but you may want to consider using a courier service if submitting your ballot close to or after the stated delivery time for pouch mail.