Overseas Americans: register now to vote in the 2018 US election!

ore American voters than usual are interested in taking part in the 2018 US elections for Congress, and state and local offices.

Your country needs to hear your voice – not just in the choice of the President and Vice-President, senators and representatives, but in state and local offices (if your state rules permit you to vote on them). After all, the states set rules and practices for voting – one of Americans’ most important civil and Constitutional rights.

What you can do: register now!

States are starting to hold primaries for candidates – if you want to vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries in your state register now! If you have not registered, do it now in any case, so there is good time to deal with any problems that might come up.

Maximize your chance of playing your part in this vital election by ensuring that you are registered/have requested a ballot. Also, encourage all the other Americans you know to do the same.

If you haven’t done so yet, go to the websites of:

and fill out the form today!

Send questions to the FAWCO Voting from Overseas Committee (voting@fawco.org).

Lather, rinse, repeat

Once again, here’s our main message to every American we can find.

  • Register to vote/request a ballot for the 2016 election. Send the registration form/ballot request to your local election official according to the instructions that accompany it.
  • Receive and complete your ballot. States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office and states generally send out ballots at least 30 days before primary elections.
  • If your ballot does not arrive in time (1 month before 8 November 2016), send a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB). If your regular ballot arrives after you have sent off your FWAB, vote and send it, too, and let the local election official decide which one to count.
  • Find two more Americans and get them to register!

For tasks 1 and 3, use the online resources available to you to, including:

Send questions to the FAWCO Voting from Overseas Committee (voting@fawco.org).

Volunteers needed!

Soup Kitchen Nørrebro has been an AWC charity recipient during the last few years; financial support as well as AWC Knits for Homeless, clothing and basic repairs.

They are doing an excellent and humane service for disadvantaged individuals in Copenhagen.
AWC members and their families (including teenagers age 15 up) are encouraged to volunteer in the kitchen. In the last three months the soup kitchen has had a shortage of helpers.

Preparation of meals              9:30 – 12:00
Meal service                         14:00 – 16:00. Meals are served every day except Thursday.
You can also donate small food items such as salt, sugar, chili, plastic containers, tea, ketchup and other non-perishable food items.

The address is Sigurdsgade 29, and is located near buses #18, 6A & 4A. Plentiful free street parking. 

For more information contact Helena klaus8696@yahoo.com or AWC at awcbazaar@gmail.com

There are several AWC members who will be helping this summer. If you would like to join us contact us at the AWC email address for exact days and time.



Clarice Scott






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