Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Election Overseas Voting Instructions, Peru (September 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

We have modified ballot collection procedures to assist overseas voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. citizens may bring their voter registration forms, absentee ballot requests, and completed ballots to the U.S. Embassy to be mailed to the United States.  Embassy officials will collect election materials on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  This service will be available until Monday, November 2 (except U.S. federal holidays). If you have additional questions or need voting assistance, please email  Remember that YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Return your completed and signed ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy Lima’s diplomatic pouch.

Postage: The diplomatic pouch provides mail service for ballots and voter registration forms between embassies and consulates and a U.S. sorting facility.  You will need to place your ballots in postage-paid return envelopes (printed from or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. postage for them to be delivered to local election authorities.  The U.S. Embassy DOES NOT provide or sell postage.  U.S. postage may be purchased online at  Click here for the latest updates and information on U.S.-Peru postal services.

Diplomatic Pouch: If using the diplomatic pouch, ballots and voter registration cards can be dropped off at the U.S. Embassy (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco, Lima 15023) between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  You do not need an appointment to submit voting materials.  Place your materials in a postage-paid return envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage) or in an envelope bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address it to the relevant local election officials.  Please note it can take up to four weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent by an embassy or consulate via diplomatic pouch.

U.S. citizens living overseas: Deadlines to submit your absentee ballot vary by state. Check your home state’s deadline at!  #Vote2020.

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