Written by Abraham Katsman, an American attorney and political commentator living in Israel. Abe serves as Counsel to Republicans Overseas Israel.
Written by Marni Mandell, on behalf of Democrats Abroad-Israel
As an American living in Israel with Israeli citizenship,…
Most importantly, we want to see elected officials who will support and stand by Israel in absolute commitment to its safety, security and right to defend itself.
Since we believe that ‘there is no such thing as friends in politics, only interests,’ we started thinking about how to be proactive about this. Getting Americans in Israel to vote is a great way to give them a voice, and get the attention of America’s elected officials.
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Children of American citizens born abroad (even if they have never resided in the U.S.) are eligible to vote in all federal elections in 36 States. These states are Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.
Even if your state does not appear on this list you are still encouraged to send in an application.
America’s elected officials have a major influence on the country’s policies toward the State of Israel. These policies include financial aid, military support and political backing. So Americans in Israel need to back United States candidates who pay attention to the concerns and well-being of the State of Israel. Register now.
All U.S. citizens born or naturalized in the U.S. living in Israel are eligible to vote in all U.S. federal elections – including Senate, House of Representatives and Presidential elections – by absentee ballot.
The 2000 Bush-Gore Presidential elections came down to 537 absentee ballots cast in Florida. Sixty-four of those came from Israel. Yet thousands of Floridian-Israelis could have voted and changed the results.