Message for U.S. Citizens: Georgia Senate Runoff Election

Location:  Nigeria

Date:  December 4, 2020

Event:  Georgia Senate Runoff Election

U.S. citizens who are registered Georgia voters may submit their sealed, completed ballots for the Senate runoff election at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate in Lagos.  Georgia voters must submit their completed ballots no later than December 23, 2020.  The Embassy and Consulate cannot guarantee that ballots received after this date will arrive on time. 

Please visit www.fvap.gov for information regarding Georgia’s ballot return deadline, as well as state voting guidelines.

Dropping Sealed and Completed Ballots at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate:

If you are mailing your sealed completed ballot through the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or Consulate General in Lagos, ballots can be dropped off at the front security entrance on a walk-in basis Monday – Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  You do not need an appointment or identification to drop off your ballot. Ballots must be addressed to local election offices and placed in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities.

Voters should consider that mail may be delayed due to the holiday season and submit their ballots as soon as possible.

Using international courier services to send in your completed ballot: 

Voters who need to submit ballots after December 23 are urged to use international courier services.  The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has coordinated with UPS, FedEx, DHL to accept mail in ballots nationwide.

Please note:  Although FedEx, through their local partners RedStar Express, will accept mail in ballots, they are unable to ship to a P.O. box.  Please review your voting office mailing address to determine the mailing address.

For more information on residential pickups or drop off locations, please contact UPS, RedStar Express, or DHL using the information below:

UPS:
Email: ngcustomerservice@ups.com
Phone: +234 9 06 550 9044

RedStar Express:
Email: mib@redstarplc.com
Phone: +2348165989915  or  +2348038072449

DHL:
Phone: +2348039077000

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Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.
AbujaACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460 3400 during business hours and after-hours
LagosACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Nigeria Country Information

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