Among those who vote from abroad: Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and singer.

MYTH: I can't vote.

There are a number of common misconceptions about overseas voting, which can prevent Americans abroad from exercising their right to vote. Please help us dispel these myths!

Myth #1     “I can’t vote. I don’t have a US address anymore.”

WRONG. Regardless how long you have lived outside the country, you always retain the right to vote in US Federal elections. Your legal voting address is the last place you resided prior to departing the US. (If you have never lived in the US, many states will allow you to vote using the legal voting address of one of your American parents. Also, depending on state law, it could be that studying or summering in the U.S. is enough to establish residence. Check with local authorities.)