Washington’s Special Elections for State Legislature

Let’s elect the single vote Democrats need to take full control of the Washington State Legislature and enact a progressive agenda

The November 7th Washington Special Elections cover eight State House and Senate seats. If you vote in WA State House and Senate Districts 7, 31, 37, 45 or 48 (Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Pierce or King Counties), you can vote in one or more of these races.

All overseas voters can vote in Washington State Elections -- and your vote can make a difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Democrats need only one more seat to gain a majority in the WA State Senate. Along with the Democratic State House and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee, Washington can implement the progressive agenda currently blocked by Republicans.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Washington by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL.

When you get your ballot, EMAIL or FAX it back by November 7 at 8pm (Pacific time). If you MAIL it back, it must be postmarked by November 7 AND received by November 27.

OR, you can REGISTER and VOTE at the same time using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab for more information.

The same ballot deadlines apply: EMAIL or FAX your FWAB by November 7th at 8 (Pacific time). Or if you MAIL it back, it must be postmarked by November 7 AND received by November 27.


Michigan State Special Elections for House Districts 1 and 109

Let’s keep Democrats in the Michigan State House!

On November 7th, Michiganders will vote for new representatives in State House District 1 (Wayne County) and State House District 109 (Alger, Luce, Marquette, Schoolcraft Counties). Let's keep these seats Democratic -- vote for Democrats Tenisha Yancey and Sara Cambensy!

All overseas voters can vote in Michigan State Elections -- and your vote can make a difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key.

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Michigan. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Michigan by November 4 at 2pm (Michigan Time).

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must get to Michigan by November 7 at 8pm (Michigan time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL it back NOW. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail. Be sure to send in your form to request a ballot too!


Maine Special Election for State House District 56

Let’s elect another Democrat to the Maine State House!

On November 7th, Mainers will vote for a new representative in State House District 56 (Lisbon).

All overseas voters can vote in Maine State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let's send Democrat Scott Gaiason to the Maine Legislature.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot--and also register to vote if you need to--just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Maine. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Maine by November 7 at 5pm (Maine time).

When you get your ballot, EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. It must get to Maine by November 7 at 8pm (Maine time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, REGISTER AND VOTE at the same time using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab. If you use the FWAB to also register to vote, be sure to get it in by 5pm on November 7!


Mississippi Special Elections for State House Districts 38 and 54

Let’s elect more Democrats to the Mississippi State Legislature

On November 7th, Mississippians will vote for new representatives in State House District 38 (portions of Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties) and State House District 54 (Issaquena, Warren, Yazoo Counties).

Mississippi candidates in Special Elections run without party labels. Read more about the candidates:

All overseas voters can vote in Mississippi State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Mississippi. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Mississippi by November 7.

Not Registered to Vote? There's still time! Go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Mississippi. EMAIL or FAX your form in right away -- it must get to Mississippi by October 28.

When you get your ballot, EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. It must get to Mississippi by November 7 at 7pm (Mississippi time)..

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back NOW. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab. Be sure to send in your voter registration form too -- if you aren't already registered to vote!


South Carolina State House District 113 Special Election

Vote NOW in SC's State House District 113 Special Election – keep this seat Democratic!

All overseas voters can vote in South Carolina State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let’s elect Democrat Marvin Pendarvis as representative for South Carolina State House District 113 (covering parts of Dorchester and Charleston counties).

It's simple to vote! Use Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT), SC's online system to request your ballot and print it out. Send in your completed ballot by EMAIL or FAX by November 7 at 7pm (South Carolina time). If you send your ballot in by MAIL, it must be POSTMARKED by November 7 at 7pm AND RECEIVED in South Carolina by November 9 at 7pm.

If you aren't able to use EVAT, just go to www.votefromabroad.org to request your ballot. Fill out the form, print it, sign it and send it to South Carolina by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL. It must get to South Carolina by November 7 at 7pm.

  • Then, when you get your ballot, EMAIL or FAX it back by November 7 at 7pm. If you send it in by MAIL, it must be POSTMARKED by November 7 at 7pm AND RECEIVED in South Carolina by November 9 at 7pm.
  • If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, you can also VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away -- the same ballot deadlines apply. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab.

Massachusetts State House Special Elections

Now is the time to VOTE in the Massachusetts State House Special Elections!

On November 7th, Massachusetts will vote for new representatives in the First Berkshire State House District (Pittsfield area of Berkshire County) and Third Essex (Haverhill) State House District.

All overseas voters can vote in Massachusetts State Elections – and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes  such as yours  can be key. Let's elect John Barrett and Andy Vargas and keep these seats Democratic.

It's simple to vote! You don't need to register to vote, but these are local elections, so your town may require you to MAIL in your ballot.

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND received in Massachusetts by November 17 at 5pm (Massachusetts time).

Haven’t received your ballot yet? If you haven’t received your ballot yet  or if you haven’t requested a ballot, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB).

The same deadlines apply, so MAIL in your FWAB right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND received in Massachusetts by November 17 at 5pm (Massachusetts time). For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail.


Missouri Special Elections for State Senate District 8 and State House District 23

Let’s elect more Democrats to the Missouri State Legislature!

On November 7th, Missouri will vote for new representatives in State Senate District 8 and State House District 23 (both cover Jackson County).

All overseas voters can vote in Missouri State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let's send Democrats Hillary Shields and Barbara Anne Washington to the Missouri Legislature!

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Missouri. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Missouri by November 1. Or, you may be eligible to use Missouri's online system to request your ballot: www.momilitaryvote.com

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND also get to Missouri by November 10 at 12noon (Missouri time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL it back RIGHT AWAY. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail. And be sure to submit your ballot request form by the November 1 deadline!


New Hampshire State House Elections on November 7

Let’s elect Democrats Erika Connors and Brian Sullivan to the New Hampshire State Legislature!

NOW is the time to vote in the November 7th Special Elections in NH's State House District Hillsborough 15 (Manchester area) and State House District Sullivan 1 (Claremont area).

Overseas voters who indicate on their ballot request form that they "intend to return" can vote in New Hampshire State Elections--and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes--such as yours--can be key.

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot (and also register to vote if necessary) just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to New Hampshire. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL. It must get to New Hampshire by November 6th.

When you get your ballot, you must MAIL it back and it must get to New Hampshire by November 7th at 5pm (New Hampshire time).


Improved Absentee Voting Forms Released

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has released updated versions of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for the 2018 election cycle. Overseas citizens may use the FPCA to request absentee ballots, register to vote, and update contact information, and in the event that a requested absentee ballot is not received in a timely fashion, we can vote using the FWAB as a backup ballot.

Both the FPCA and FWAB forms are accepted by all states and territories in elections for federal office. Voters have the option of using other types of absentee ballot request forms, but Democrats Abroad strongly encourages all overseas voters to use these federal forms to guarantee certain protections — such as the option to receive a ballot electronically and the requirement for election offices to send ballots to voters at least 45 days before elections for federal office.

FVAP included Democrats Abroad in the design review process and incorporated many of our recommendations in the new forms. Voter may still submit older forms following current state requirements. FVAP notes that hardcopy versions of the forms will NOT be available until later this year. For now, the new forms are available as fillable PDFs via FVAP.gov: fillable forms are recommended to be sure voters comply with individual state requirements.

Fillable Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) from fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf

Updated FPCA

Fillable Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) from fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab.pdf

new FWAB

 


Virginians Abroad Vote Ralph Northam for Governor

Democrat Ralph Northam is running for Governor of Virginia. His team worked with DA to send this message to encourage Virginia's overseas citizens to vote in this year's state elections.

The deadline to register to vote is October 16 at 5:00 PM (Virginia time)! Send in your form by EMAIL or FAX - it must get to Virginia by 5:00 PM EDT.

Go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org NOW to send in your form to register to vote. Just follow the prompts, then PRINT it out, SIGN and EMAIL/FAX it in.

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