Never Resided in the U.S.?

In some states U.S. citizens, 18 years or older, who were born abroad but have never resided in the United States are eligible to vote absentee. The following states allow these citizens to vote absentee:

Arizona

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and whose parent is qualified to vote in Arizona is eligible to register to vote and may vote in Arizona.

Colorado

A U.S. Citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only).

Delaware

A U.S. Citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only).

Georgia

If a U.S. citizen outside of the U.S. has never lived in the U.S. and either parent is a qualified Georgia voter then, he or she is eligible to register and vote where his or her parent is a qualified voter.

Hawaii

U.S. citizens who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Hawaii are eligible to vote at the same voting residence claimed by their parent (for local, state and Federal office ballots).

Iowa

If a U.S. citizen outside the U.S. has never lived in the U.S. and either parent is a qualified Iowa voter then, that person is eligible to register and vote where his or her parent is a qualified voter.

Massachusetts

U.S. citizens who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Massachusetts are eligible to vote at the same voting residence claimed by their parent (for local, state and Federal office ballots).

Michigan

Michigan allows a U.S. overseas citizen who is 18 years old, not registered to vote anywhere else in the U.S. and who is a spouse or dependent of a Michigan resident to register and vote in Michigan elections even though they have never established Michigan residency.

Nebraska

U.S. citizens 18 years or older who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Nebraska, and have not registered to vote in any other state of the U.S., are eligible to register to vote in one county in which either of their parents claimed residence (for local, state and Federal office ballots). The citizen must include with the registration a signed form provided by the Nebraska Election Commissioner or County Clerk.

New York

A U.S. Citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the US may register and vote in the country where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only).

North Dakota

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to vote (for Federal offices only).

Oklahoma

If a U.S. citizen outside the U.S. has never lived in the U.S. and either parent is a qualified Oklahoma voter then, he or she is eligible to register and vote where his or her parent is a qualified voter.

Rhode Island

If the person is a U.S. citizen and has never lived in the U.S. but has a parent who is a qualified Rhode Island elector then, this person will be eligible to register and vote in Federal elections.

Tennessee

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register temporarily and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to temporarily register and vote pursuant to this action.

West Virginia

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where either parent would be eligible to register and vote.

Wisconsin

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the in the city or village where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only).

Last updated: 05.01.2008