The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil reminds U.S. citizens that voting season is approaching. Below you’ll find each state’s presidential primary election dates. Please note that not every state has announced their primary election dates, and therefore, those dates are not listed in the table below.
|State Presidential Primary|
|American Samoa||March 22|
|District of Columbia||June 14|
|New Hampshire||September 13|
|New Jersey||June 7|
|New Mexico||June 7|
|New York||April 19|
|North Carolina||March 15|
|North Dakota||June 14|
|Rhode Island||April 26|
|South Carolina||June 7|
|South Dakota||June 7|
|Virgin Islands||August 6|
|West Virginia||May 10|
If you currently reside outside of the U.S. or will be outside of your voting jurisdiction for any election, you will need to fill out an absentee ballot form and return it before your state’s deadline.
To find out what are your state’s deadlines for registration, absentee ballot request, and ballot return, refer to https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/States/eVAG.pdf. For more information, visit https://www.fvap.gov/.
Email inquiries may be sent to the voting address within your Consular district.
For Brasilia’s district, contact VoteBrasilia@state.gov.
For Recife’s district, contact VoteRecife@state.gov.
For Rio de Janeiro’s district, contact VoteRiodeJaneiro@state.gov.
For Sao Paulo’s district, contact VoteSaoPaulo@state.gov.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to and/or residing in Brazil enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. By enrolling in STEP, you will receive the latest security updates. It also makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.