On November 6th, 2012, Americans will have the opportunity to vote.
In addition to the presidential election, there are also 33 Senate elections, 11 gubernatorial races, and the House of Representatives elections, as well as many state legislature races. This page contains information for American voters who want to find out how they can vote overseas, along with information for Canadians interested in learning more about the process.
News and Stories
"Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come."
"I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations."
On October 22nd, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney participated in the third and final presidential debate before the November 6th election.
David Lublin, a political science professor at Washington's American University, recently visited Canada as part of the Embassy's ongoing 2012 Election speaker series. He shared his experiences with us. Podcast (6:41, 7.8MB MP3) »
Remarks from the first of 2012's three presidential debates.
With the 2012 elections just over one month away, the United States Mission in Canada's American Citizen Services unit has an important message for U.S. citizens regarding completing and returning absentee ballots.
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face off in three 90-minute debates this October, giving still-undecided voters their best chance to compare the two side by side, and allowing all viewers to watch the candidates as they respond to tough questions and react to unscripted moments on live television.
3 October 2012: Message for U.S. Citizens - Completing and Returning Absentee Ballots
With the 2012 elections just over one month away, the United States Mission in Canada's American Citizen Services unit has an important message for U.S. citizens regarding completing and returning absentee ballots. Read the full message on our ACS page!
Voter Links and Resources
eJournal USA: Elections In Brief
- This edition of eJournal USA -- newly revised for the 2012 elections -- sketches the way primary and general elections work. It discusses not only the role of political parties, but also the nuts and bolts of voting machines and poll workers, opinion polls and campaign finance. (3.8MB PDF)