Routine Message to U.S. Citizens: Register to Vote

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date: September 10, 2021

Event: Election

Note: This information is current as of August 24, 2021. As further changes may occur, please check the election calendars and state pages at for real-time information.

Request your absentee ballot at now for the states below. 

The following states have elections in the next 68 days:

November 2: Ohio – CD 11 Special General

November 2: Ohio – CD 15 Special General

This off-year election also includes regular gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia. In addition, state legislative elections will be held in New Jersey and the Virginia House of Delegates (the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly), along with numerous state legislative special elections, citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local elections.

FVAP is in communication with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) and other federal agencies to bring you up-to-date information on state election date changes and mailing delays. The page will provide updates and links to state-specific COVID-19 election impacts.

To register and request your ballot, fill out the FPCA using FVAP’s easy online assistant. You may also use the fillable PDF or pick up a hard copy version from a Voting Assistance Officer at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate’s American Citizen Services Office.

All military and U.S. citizens overseas who have recently changed their address should send in a new FPCA to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal office elections in this election year.

Not voting in the states listed above? Find your state’s election dates and other information on the absentee voting process at or email (


  • U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo: +243 81-556-0151/152