Frequently Asked Questions Continued
Here you will find some answers related to the elections process in the Federated
States of Micronesia. If you don't find the information that you are looking
for, please contact us directly
1. Will I be able to vote at an polling site using my FSM Voter ID Card?
Yes, you can within your election District and at designated Special
How do I apply for absentee ballot when I am residing overseas?
You may obtain absentee application
from this website, from the National
Election Office, from fsmpio website, and from the office of the
Does the FSM Voter ID Card expire?
Yes, they do expire
after 5 elections, the expiration dates are located on the back side of
the Voter ID Card.
4. What are the requirement for
Must be 18 years of age, - must
provide birth certificate, passports, and baptismal records with date of birth.
5. What is an FSM ID Card?
an identification card issued under the authority of the National
Election Director to a registered voter that contains the registered
voters name, registration number, State, Congressional Election
District, Municipality, Date of Birth, Gender, Signature, and a photo.
Can I use the FSM Voter ID
Card for other purposes other than voting?
Voter ID Card is a multipurpose card.
7. When is the next election?
Next election is slated for March 05, 2019.
8. Can I register to vote on the election day during a National election?
During Natonal Elections registration is not conducted on election day.
You may register 30 days before an election.
9. What date do we submit Candidate Nomination Petition to th Election
In accordance to our Election Law nomination
petition has to be filed in the National Election Office no later than
120 days prior to election at 5pm in the afternon.
10. Are there Polling Places outside the FSM for National
Yes, the Director designates special polling
places outside the FSM and there are two designated special polling
places, Guam and Hawaii (Honolulu)
11. Can We send our absentee ballot thru email?
Absentee request can be send thru email and absentee ballot are send
thru the post office.
12. Do the
National Election have Absentee forms online?
Yes, in our
website and the FSM PIO website.
I eligible to vote in the National Elections?
you have registered yourself in either the State or National Election
Offices you are an eligible voter.
14. When and Where Can I vote?
vote during National, State, and Municipal Elections as mandated by the
Election Laws. You may vote at the designated regular voting places and
designated special polling places abroad.
15. I am a student, What
riding do I register and vote, in the one where I live with my parents
or the one where I live while attending school?
You will have to vote where you live with your parents in the respective
State of your registry, you also may vote where you live if it is a
designated special polling place or you must have a FSM Voter ID Card.
16. I am student, Can I vote on Campus?
may vote on campus if you receive your absentee ballot by mail.
17. I live in Hawaii, but I will betraveling to California
on election day, How Do I vote?
You may request to
vote absentee by mail, if California is not a designated special polling
place,your ballot can be forwarded to you mailing address.
am a member of the Military, How Do I vote?
are residing in a state that is a designated as special polling place,
and you have a FSM Voter ID Card you may vote, if not, then you
have to request to vote absentee.
19. I am serving a prison sentence,
Can I vote?
If you are a convicted felon you will not be
able to cast your vote, However a misdeemener is able to cast their vote.
20. I did not get a FSM VID Card
in the mail, What should I do?
If you requested
and suppose to get it by mail, buyt you dindn't, please contact the FSM
National Election Director for assistance.
21. What Do I do, if I
receive more than one FSM VID Card?
return one to the National Election Director Office.
22. Am I allowed
time of work to go and vote?
Yes, the head of the
States usually grant administrative leave for 2 hours for National and
State employees to enable them to cast their vote.
23. Can an
employee lose his or her pay for taking time off to go cast his or her
No, there is a memo regarding administrative leave to be granted to
all employees on election day to cast their vote.
Quick Links to FSM Election Applications and Forms Available in our site:
1) Voter Registration Application and Sworn Affidavit.
Affidavit & Nomination Petition.
Absentee Voter Affidavit.
Application to Vote By Absentee Ballot
Application For FSM Voter
Voter's Affidavit For Change of Residence Municipality or Congressional
Affidavit Of Witness To Change of Residence
Municipality or Congressional Election District of a different State.