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Message to U.S. Citizens: Voting Update – May 2022 Primary Elections – U.S. Mission to Iraq
April 7, 2022

It’s time to register and request ballots for the 2022 general election, state primaries, and special elections in the United States.

You can use the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s easy online assistant at www.fvap.gov/FPCA to walk through each section of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form.  After you finish filling out the FPCA, print it, sign it, and send it to your election office (see below).  Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some require it by mail.  Check your state-specific guidelines at www.FVAP.gov.

Upcoming elections for federal office:

The following states have elections for federal office in May:

May 2022:

May 3: Ohio Primary Election

May 3: Indiana Primary Election

May 10: West Virginia Primary Election

May 10: Nebraska Primary Election

May 17: North Carolina Primary Election

May 17: Idaho Primary Election

May 17: Oregon Primary Election

May 17: Pennsylvania Primary Election

May 17: Kentucky Primary Election

May 24: Arkansas State Primary Election

May 24: Georgia State Primary Election

May 24: Minnesota Special Primary Election CD 1

May 24: Texas Runoff Primary Election

May 24: Alabama State Primary

Return Your Completed, 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 U.S. Embassy Baghdad’s and U.S. Consulate General Erbil’s diplomatic pouch.  The diplomatic pouch provides free mail service from embassies and consulates to a U.S. sorting facility.  You will need to place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. postage for them to be delivered to the proper local election authorities.

If using the diplomatic pouch, ballots can be dropped off to the American Citizen Services section as noted below:

  • Send by DHL courier to one of these locations

U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Attention: Consular Section—ACS Unit

Al Kindi Street

Baghdad, Iraq

U.S. Consulate General Erbil

Attention: Consular Section

413 Ishtar Street, Ankawa

Erbil, Iraq

  • Drop off at the public Consular Entrance guard booth

U.S. Consulate General Erbil

413 Ishtar Street, Ankawa

Erbil, Iraq

Please note that all visitors to the Consulate are subject to security screening and you will not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility.  Please note that it can take up to five weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent by an embassy or consulate via diplomatic pouch.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.

Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov.  If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact the Voting Assistance Officer as noted below:


  • U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq




  • U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq




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