American citizens are welcome to bring their ballots to the U.S. Embassy in Astana or the Consulate General in Almaty to be sent to the United States via diplomatic pouch. Once diplomatic pouch shipments arrive in Washington, D.C., these ballots will be sorted by State Department personnel and sent to their respective destinations via the United States Postal Service. Please note, however, that in light of obstacles posed by the global pandemic, diplomatic pouch shipments have been subject to unpredictable and often long delays, and the U.S. Mission cannot guarantee timely arrival of ballots submitted by U.S. citizens overseas. We recommend submitting your FPCA as soon as possible, and mailing ballots no later than October 2. U.S. citizens who wish to send their ballots via diplomatic pouch should contact the Embassy or Consulate General using the contact information below in order to schedule an appointment. Please note that all visitors to the Embassy and Consulate General are subject to security screening and you will not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility.
U.S. citizens can vote from anywhere
To vote from overseas, go to FVAP.gov to fill out a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for your ballot, and to learn about state-specific voting procedures and deadlines.