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Make Sure Your Vote Counts!
October 23, 2020

I mailed my ballot, how do I know if it is received?
As the election approaches, one question we frequently receive is how absentee voters in Malaysia can check the status of their ballots.  The best way to do so is to contact your district’s election office directly and inquire.

My ballot will not arrive on time, what now?
If you do not believe your ballot will reach your local election office by your state deadline, you may submit a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).  Before you do, please check the website to determine if your state will accept the FWAB via email, fax, or mail.  If your state only accepts ballots by mail, we urge you to consider sending your FWAB via international courier rather than through the Embassy’s diplomatic pouch, to ensure that it arrives as quickly as possible.  If your ballot arrives and an FWAB is submitted, only one ballot will be counted. 

How can I fax my ballot?  What if I don’t have a fax machine?
If your state allows voting by fax but not email, you can fax the FWAB directly to your district’s election office (find your district’s election office here); don’t forget to include the fax cover sheet.  If your state allows you to vote by fax, but you don’t have access to a fax machine, don’t worry, FVAP has you covered.  If you are unable send a fax and need assistance, you can email yourFWAB ballot forms to fax@fvap.gov. 

Need help?
You can get assistance from our Embassy Voting Assistance Officers by contacting KLACS@State.gov.   You can also contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program directly if you encounter issues with local election officials by emailing VOTE@FVAP.govor toll free by phone from many countries around the world.