Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 1, 2024

The Act Now Project d/b/a Center for U.S. Voters Abroad (“Center for U.S. Voters Abroad,” “we,” “us” or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our online visitors. The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is the way we handle information learned about you from your visits to our website available at (the “Site”).

PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. When you submit information to or through the Site, you consent to the collection and processing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Center for U.S. Voters Abroad is a nonpartisan voter registration and overseas ballot request service available to all eligible United States citizens and military voters. We will not withhold or refuse to provide our services to anyone on the basis of support for or opposition to particular candidates, or on the basis of party affiliation (or non-party affiliation). We want you to exercise your right to vote as an American citizen regardless of your party affiliation or lack thereof. We will only ask about your party affiliation (i) to complete your voter registration or ballot request materials to the extent required by state law or (ii) as a part of an optional survey to better understand the needs and characteristics of overseas voters.

Personal Information

Center for U.S. Voters Abroad collects personally identifiable information from you, which may include your name, U.S. citizenship status, information on whether you are residing overseas temporarily, indefinitely, etc., email address, telephone number, date of birth, residential address abroad, voting address in the U.S. and any other additional information that you choose to provide. This information is collected and stored electronically when you use our services to register to vote or request your ballot or when you contact us.

Information Collected Automatically

In addition, information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by Center for U.S. Voters Abroad when you use the Site. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, referring website addresses and other technical information such as protocol status and substatus, bytes sent and received, and server information. We may also collect information about how you interact with the Site. This information is used by us for our business purposes, including for the operation and improvement of the Site, for technical troubleshooting, to maintain quality of the Site and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.

Cookies and Other Information Collection Tools

What are cookies? A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website or use an online service. When you visit the website or use the service again, the cookie allows that website or online service to recognize your browser or device. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information.

Duration of Cookies. We may use “session cookies” or “persistent cookies.” Session cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser or once your session ends. Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you or your browser erase them. Persistent cookies have varying durations that are dependent on their expiration date.

Why do we use them? Cookies help us improve the Site by providing us with information about which parts of the Site are most popular, enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Site, and helping us to detect and prevent fraud. We also use cookies and other data collection tools to help improve your experience with the Site. For example, we use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. These tools use cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including IP address) is transmitted to our data collection tool service providers. This information is then used by us to evaluate visitors’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Center for U.S. Voters Abroad. If you would like to opt-out from the use of your information by Google analytics, you may use Google’s analytics opt-out browser add-on designed for this purpose.

How do I control cookies? Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit Some web browsers provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Site.

How Information is Used

We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:

  • To provide, operate and manage our Site and services;
  • To perform services requested by you, such as preparing and submitting your voting materials, responding to your comments, questions, and requests, and providing any related support services;
  • To improve our Site and services, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us;
  • To provide you with information about products and services that we and other organizations and businesses may provide that we think may be of interest to you;
  • For security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, and for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Site;
  • To monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities; and
  • To comply with our legal obligations and exercise our legal rights.

Sharing of Information

  • To Prepare and/or Submit your Voter Registration or Ballot Request Materials. We share your personal information as necessary to prepare and/or submit your voter registration or ballot request materials through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
  • With Third Party Service Providers Performing Services on Our Behalf. We share your personal information with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them. For example, we may use third parties to host the Site or assist us in providing functionality on the Site and provide analytics on the Site.
  • For Legal Purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users as needed to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We may also share personal information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain. We will disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent as to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process.
  • Changes of Control. We may transfer or assign information, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, liquidation, change in control or other sale by or of us or any affiliated entity (in each case whether in whole or in part).

Center for U.S. Voters Abroad does not share your personal information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

Links to External Websites

Our Site may contain links to third-party websites, such as the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website at Any access to and use of such third-party websites is not governed by this Privacy Policy but is instead governed by the privacy policies of those third-party websites, and we are not responsible for the information practices of such third-party websites.

Social Media

Some aspects of the Site may allow you to interface with other social media services such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We will work to identify these aspects of the Site to you, for example, by identifying them with the applicable third-party logos or trade names. By using these interfaces, you will allow us to access information about you from those other online services, including information and other content that you submit to those online services. If you interface with the Site through your social media account, we may contact you or enable you to share your experience and content via your social media account, which information may be publicly viewed by other users of those services. For a description on how such social media services and other third-party platforms, plug-ins, integrations, and applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings with that service or platform.

Security Used & Retention of Personal Information

Center for U.S. Voters Abroad uses reasonable security measures designed to safeguard against unauthorized intrusion to the Site and the alteration, acquisition or misuse of personal information. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information and to help ensure that your data is safe and secure. However, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Questions / Contact Us” section below. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, or as required by applicable laws or regulation.

Nevada Residents

Under Nevada law, Center for U.S. Voters Abroad does not sell your personal information. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you may submit a request that we not sell any personal information we have collected about you by contacting as indicated in the “Questions / Contact Us” section below.


We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from any person under the age of thirteen. No parts of our Site are directed to or designed to attract anyone under the age of thirteen.

How to Access, Correct, or Update Your Information

You can access or modify your information and modify your preferences by contacting us as indicated in the “Questions / Contact Us” section below.

SMS Opt-Out

If you are receiving text messages from us and wish to stop receiving them, simply respond with either “STOP” or “UNSUBSCRIBE” to the number from which you received the message. Once we receive your message, you will no longer receive further text messages from us.

Questions / Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or complaints, please contact us at

Notification of Changes

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted to this page so users are always aware of the information we collect and how we use it. Accordingly, please refer back to this Privacy Policy frequently as it may change.