Americans in Mexico – Time is running short – Register and Vote!  

The mid-term election on November 6 could not be more important.  If you haven’t registered and live outside the country, you are required to register every year to vote.  Go to  and the site will guide you through the steps necessary to vote at your last place of residence in the United States, no matter how long it has been since you lived there. Ask to be an absentee voter and have your ballot sent by email.

All states have now sent electronic ballots out and all states are required to send electronic ballots if requested. Vote from abroad volunteers will be helping people to vote in front of Daquiri Dick’s from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM October 3.  These is the last date to safely send ballots back through the consulate. If you drop your ballots off or, if too late to get a state ballot, come by and fill out an absentee Federal ballot for your Senate and House candidates.  We will take all ballots to the consulate for you.

If you vote after this date we recommend IShop and Mail on Mina (1/2 block from the Lighthouse on the Malecon) or in Peninsula Plaza.  It will cost you 70 pesos to send plus U.S. postage and will take 8 to 10 days to get there. If you write, we can tell you If your state accepts a faxed or emailed ballot as another alternative.


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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.