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Absentee voter clock ticks for US

US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on Sunday in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/AFP
US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on Sunday in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/AFP

Absentee voter clock ticks for US

US citizen hoping to cast an absentee ballot for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election should act quickly, the US Embassy said yesterday.

While the embassy itself doesn’t impose deadlines on the turning in of absentee ballots, most states require the ballot be received in the appropriate voting precinct by Election Day, November 8.

American citizens cannot vote at the embassy itself, but the embassy will mail absentee ballots to their precincts in the US free of charge.

“While the US Embassy is not a polling place, and same-day, in-person voting is not available outside the United States, embassy staff are available to answer questions about voting and to accept completed ballots for return to the United States,” spokesman Jay Raman said yesterday.

Ballots can be brought to the embassy between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.

“As many state deadlines are quickly approaching, US citizens are advised to complete their ballots as quickly as possible,” Raman added.

Further questions can be directed via email to [email protected].

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