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Opinion, by Melissa Mello e Souza

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the Democratic Convention unfolds this week, we, Americans abroad, are approaching our final opportunity to register for full ballots this month. The further we go into September, the harder it becomes, time-wise, to process applications for the FPCA (Federal Post Card Application) - the complete ballot which includes Presidential, Senate and Congressional Races.

Mind you these are just applications for the ballot. We must mail these FPCAs out and then expect our official ballot to arrive by the first week of October at the latest.

Those of us who . . .

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