U.S. Special Elections in 2017

If you are a former resident from the states and voting districts listed below:

  • Go to VoteFromAbroad.org and complete the form to request an absentee ballot.
  • Print, sign and send the form to your election office to receive a ballot for the election. Many states accept scanned forms by email or fax.

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Florida — State Senate 40th District

State Special Election on September 26
Concerns voters in the Southwest Miami-Dade area.

AUG 28      Voter registration by mail
SEP 20 Ballot request by email, fax or mail received by 5pm
SEP 26 Voted ballot return by mail by 7pm

 

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

Special Election on November 7
Seat left vacant 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.

OCT 10
NOV  2
     Voter registration by email, fax or mail --OR--
Voter registration AND Vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) by email, fax or mail
NOV  2 Ballot request by email, fax or mail
NOV  6 
NOV  7
Voted ballot return by mail (postmarked AND received by NOV 20) --OR--
Voted ballot return by email or fax by 8pm Utah local time

 *Please note: Utah's Online Ballot Marking Program is no longer in use. You must request a ballot from your Local Election Official.

 

New Jersey

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, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadiagno.

OCT  8      Voter registration by mail (postmarked)
NOV  3 Ballot request by email or fax by 8pm
NOV  7 Voted ballot return by email, fax, and mail by 8pm
— when returned by fax or email, ballot must still be delivered by mail

 

Virginia

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

 

Alabama — U.S. Senate

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

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)