As overseas citizens, we need to make sure that we go through the process of completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register and request a ballot for the handful of States that will be having special elections for federal offices this year. We want to encourage all overseas citizens to participate in all special elections, as well as eligible statewide and local elections occurring in 2017.

If you are a resident from any of the states and voting districts listed below, please register and request an absentee ballot today at VoteFromAbroad.org. You must complete, print out, sign and send the FPCA to your election office to ensure you will receive a ballot for the election. Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times.

Georgia — U.S. House, 6th Congressional District

Special Election on April 18  |  Special Election Runoff on June 20, 2017
Seat vacated by the resignation of Tom Price (R) when he was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services — concerns voters in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton Counties. Ballots will be sent beginning March 4 for those who have requested them.

  • MAR 20  Voter registration by email, fax or mail (postmarked AND received by March 23) by 5pm
  • APR 14  Ballot request by email, fax or mail by 5pm
  • APR 18  Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by April 21)
  • JUN 20  Voted ballot for runoff (if necessary) return by mail (postmarked AND received by June 23)

South Carolina — U.S. House, 5th Congressional District

Special Primary Election on May 2 — Special Election on June 20
Seat vacated by the resignation of Mick Mulvaney (R) when he was confirmed as director of the OMB — concerns voters is Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York Counties.

  • APR  2  Voter registration for primary by email, fax or mail (postmarked)
  • MAY  2  Ballot request for primary by email, fax or mail by 7pm
  • MAY  2  Voted ballot return for primary by email, fax by 7pm or mail (AND received by May 3 by 5pm)
  • MAY 21  Voter registration by email, fax or mail (postmarked)
  • JUN 20  Ballot request by email, fax or mail by 7pm
  • JUN 20  Voted ballot return by email, fax by 7pm or mail (AND received by June 22 by 5pm)

Montana — U.S. House, Montana's at-large Congressional District

Special Election on May 25
Seat vacated by the resignation of Ryan Zinke (R) when he was confirmed as Secretary of the Interior.

  • MAY 25  Voter registration by email, fax or mail by 8pm
  • MAY 25  Ballot request by email, fax or mail by 8pm
  • MAY 25  Voted ballot return by email, fax, and mail by 8pm

New Jersey — Governor

State Primary Election on June 6 — State General Election on November 7
Incumbent Governor, Republican Chris Christie is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election.

  • MAY 7 Voter registration/Ballot request for primary by mail by 8pm
  • JUN 2 Voter registration/Ballot request for primary by email or fax by 8pm
  • JUN 6 Voted ballot return for primary by email, fax, and mail by 8pm by fax or email, ballot must still be delivered by mail
  • OCT 8 Voter registration/Ballot request by mail by 8pm
  • NOV 3 Voter registration/Ballot request by email or fax by 8pm
  • NOV 7 Voted ballot return by email, fax, and mail by 8pm by fax or email, ballot must still be delivered by mail

California — U.S. House, 34th Congressional District

Special Election on June 6
Seat vacated by the resignation of Xavier Becerra (D) when he was confirmed as Attorney General of California — concerns voters is Los Angeles County (Downtown and Northeast).

Results of the Special Primary Election on April 4 mean that Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D) and former L.A. city planning commissioner Robert Lee Ahn (D) are set to advance to the runoff election on June 6.

  • MAY 22 Voter registration online or by fax or mail (postmarked)
  • MAY 30 Ballot request by email, fax or mail
  • JUN 6 Voted ballot return by fax or mail (postmarked AND received by June 9)

Virginia — Governor

State Primary Election on June 13 — Gubernatorial Election on November 7 Incumbent Governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election.

  • MAY 22 Voter registration for primary online, or by email, fax or mail (postmarked)
  • JUN 6 Ballot request for primary online, or by email, fax or mail by 5pm
  • JUN 13 Voted ballot return for primary by mail by 7pm
  • OCT 16 Voter registration online, or by email, fax or mail (postmarked)
  • OCT 31Ballot request by online, or by email, fax or mail by 5pm
  • NOV 7 Voted ballot return by mail by 7pm

Alabama — U.S. Senate

A special election will be held for the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and now occupied by Republican Luther Strange.

State Primary Election on Aug. 15th and a runoff for Sept. 26. The general election will be on Dec. 12, almost a year ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.