U.S. Consular Section Vienna offers free delivery of mail-in ballots for all U.S. elections, including the January 5, 2021, runoff election for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Information regarding runoff elections, including registration and voting deadlines, can be found at FVAP.gov.
Ballots for the Georgia runoff election must be dropped off at U.S. Consulate Vienna no later than Monday, December 7 to allow sufficient time for processing and shipment during the busy holiday season. Ballots will be shipped by Diplomatic Pouch from Vienna to our U.S. sorting facility, then forwarded via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to your Local Election Office.
IMPORTANT: All ballots MUST be placed in either a U.S. postage-paid envelope (provided with your ballot) or an envelope bearing domestic U.S. postage addressed to your local election officials. Download a free, U.S. postage-paid envelope template on the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website.
Drop your ballot by 4 p.m. Monday, December 7 at:
U.S. Consulate Vienna
Address: Parkring 12a, Vienna.
(We are located in the Marriott hotel building, plaza-side entrance, 4th floor)
- Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00-16:00 (closed U.S. & Austrian holidays)
- No appointment necessary
- Closest tram & metro stops: Weihburggasse (Tram 2), Stadtpark (U4), Stubentor (U3)
COVID-19 Lockdown & Reduction of Services: Due to the Austria-wide COVID-19 lockdown, the Consulate is open for emergencies only until December 6 with reduced staffing and services. You may leave your ballot with our security staff at the reception desk.
Ballots received after December 7 will still be forwarded but may arrive too late to be counted. Late voters should consider returning their ballot via a commercial express courier service such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL.
Registering to Vote by Absentee Ballot: Not yet registered to vote? The deadline to register to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff election is December 7. To simultaneously register to vote and request an Absentee Ballot, complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at FVAP.gov.
2021 U.S. Elections: It’s good practice for all U.S. citizens abroad to complete a new FPCA every January, to ensure your Local Election Office has your most current contact details, to ensure you remain on your state’s active voter rolls, and to ensure you receive a ballot for every election in which you are eligible to vote, including any future Special Elections. Although 2021 is an off-year, New Jersey and Virginia will hold Gubernatorial elections in 2021, and several major U.S. cities will hold Mayoral elections. You can receive absentee ballots by e-mail if you request to do so on your FPCA.
- Need help?
- You can get in-person assistance from Consulate Vienna’s Voting Assistance Officers during our normal business hours, or e-mail us at VoteVienna@state.gov.
- Contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program directly if you encounter issues with local election officials by emailing Vote@FVAP.gov or toll free by phone from many countries around the world.
- Confirm your registration and ballot delivery online. Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website at www.FVAP.gov.