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Voting in 2018 Elections (February 5, 2018)

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information (January 3, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ...
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European Travel Alert (November 17, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Gothenburg Saturday, September 30, 2017

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for September 30 in Gothenburg.  Counter demonstrations are also expected there.  Past demonstrations involving these groups have turned violent.  Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during September 30, as outlined below.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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