US Voting

Mary Stewart Burgher


Mary Stewart Burgher
US Voting Committee Chair
AWC Denmark
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Overseas Americans often complain that US law takes no account of us. While voter turnout in the US is much worse than that in many developed countries (around 65% seems to be cause for celebration), turnout for overseas Americans voters is only 4% – if we do not bother to speak, why should lawmakers listen to our concerns? 

Our country needs to hear our voices – not just in the choice of President and Vice-President, and senators and representatives in Congress, but in state and local offices (in states that permit us to vote on them). Now that many political races are decided by small margins, we have a better chance than ever before to be heard. Seize this chance: vote in 2018 and every other year in which elections are held, and help other overseas Americans to do so.

FAWCO's US Voting from Overseas Committee encourages and assists US overseas citizens to participate in every federal election for which they are eligible by providing a dedicated website (see below), and information and training to volunteers in FAWCO Member Clubs, and helping with publicity. The Committee also works to reduce the barriers to voting from overseas imposed by federal and state legislation.

To get involved or with any questions, contact the US Voting from Overseas Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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To register to vote, visit the FAWCO Military and Overseas Voter Services

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