U.S. Special Elections in 2017

Overseas citizens should go through the process of requesting an absentee ballot for the handful of States holding special elections or statewide elections in 2017, by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form. The same form is used by first time voters to register, and covers all federal elections in the calendar year, including primaries and runoffs. If you are a former resident from any of the states and voting districts listed below, go to VoteFromAbroad.org and complete the form to request or register for an absentee ballot. Print and sign the form and then send it to your election office to ensure you will receive a ballot for the election. Many states accept scanned forms by email or fax.

 

Utah — U.S. House, 3rd Congressional District

Special Primary Election on August 15  |  Special Election on November 7
Seat will be vacated by the resignation of Jason Chaffetz (R) on June 30 — concerns voters in Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Wasatch counties as well as portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Deadlines for Primary Election

  • JUL 17  Voter registration by email, fax or mail OR
  • AUG 10  Ballot request by email, fax or mail
  • AUG 14  Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by Aug 27) OR
  • AUG 15   by email or fax by 8pm Utah local time

Deadlines for Special Election

  • OCT 10  Voter registration by email, fax or mail OR
  • NOV  2  Ballot request by email, fax or mail
  • NOV  6  Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by Nov 20) OR
  • NOV  7   by email or fax by 8pm Utah local time

 

Alabama — U.S. Senate

Special Primary Election on August 15  |  Special Election on December 12, 2017
Seat vacated by the resignation of Jeff Sessions (R) when he was confirmed as Attorney General — concerns all Alabama voters.

Deadlines for Primary Election

  • JUL 31  Voter registration by mail (postmarked)
  • AUG 10  Ballot request by mail (postmarked)
  • AUG 15  Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by Aug 22, 12 noon CDT)

Deadlines for Special Election

  • NOV 27  Voter registration by mail (postmarked)
  • DEC  7  Ballot request by mail (postmarked)
  • DEC 12  Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by Dec 19, 12 noon CDT)

 

Gubernatorial Elections in 2017 

 

Virginia — Governor

State General Election on November 7
Incumbent Governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam received the party's nomination for the November election.

  • OCT 16  Voter registration by email, fax or mail (postmarked)
  • OCT 31  Ballot request by email, fax or mail by 5pm
  • NOV  7  Voted ballot return by mail by 7pm

 

New Jersey — Governor

State General Election on November 7
Incumbent Governor, Republican Chris Christie is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election. Democrat Phil Murphy will challenge Christie's second for eight years, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadiagno.

  • 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