U.S. Special Elections in 2017

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.

 

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

Special Primary Election on May 2Special 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 (postmarked) by 7pm
  • MAY  2  Voted ballot return for primary by email, fax or mail (postmarked) by 7pm

 

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

Special Election on April 4
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).

  • MAR 20  Voter registration online or by fax or mail (postmarked)
  • MAR 28  Ballot request by email, fax or mail
  • APR  4  Voted ballot return by fax or mail (postmarked)

 

Kansas — U.S. House, 4th Congressional District

Special Election on April 11
Seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Pompeo (R) when he was confirmed as the Director of the CIA — concerns voters in Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Sedgwick, Stafford, Sumner counties and portions of Pawnee County.

  • MAR 21  Voter registration by email, fax or mail
  • APR 11  Ballot request by email, fax or mail
  • APR 11  Voted ballot return by email, fax or mail

 

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

Special Election on April 18
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)

 

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

 

Later in 2017

New Jersey — Governor

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

  • 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

 

Virginia — Governor

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

 


Alabama — Special Election for U.S. Senate

Alabama's Republican Governor Robert Bentley named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions. Strange will serve until an election is held to fill the seat for the remainder of Sessions' term, which ends in January of 2020. Bentley has said that election will be held in 2018.