Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana

Event:  Voting Information for U.S. Elections

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank absentee ballots electronically. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your absentee ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at or visit our website at

Absentee ballot collection at U.S. Embassy Accra is currently suspended due to COVID-19. We will notify U.S. citizens when we are again able to accept absentee ballots at the Embassy. See for additional information, updates, and links to jurisdiction-specific COVID-19 election impacts.

You cannot register to vote or vote at the U.S. Embassy, nor do we supply the forms necessary to request an absentee ballot from your last place of residence. Please visit the FVAP website for information about absentee voting, including how to download, fill in, and send the absentee ballot request form to the appropriate address. For quick answers, consult the FVAP’s Voting FAQ. Some jurisdictions allow you to return your completed absentee ballot electronically and others do not. If the jurisdiction where you vote requires you to return paper voting forms or absentee ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail or professional courier service. You may want to consider returning your absentee ballot via a private courier service or international mail if the deadline for return of your absentee ballot is near.