2019 Special Elections

for Vacancies in the U.S. House

North Carolina's 3rd | North Carolina's 9th | Pennsylvania's 12th | see Ballotpedia for State Legislative Special Elections ➚


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North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District — Special Primary: April 30, 2019

Concerns all overseas voters who vote in the eastern portion of the state and includes all or parts of Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret, Pitt, Craven, Onslow, Jones, Lenoir, and Greene [MAP] to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter Jones (R) on February 10, 2019.

To vote in the primary, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive on the form. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Candidates for the Democratic nomination are:

Primary Election: April 30, 2019
Register to Vote: April 29, 5pm (NC time) by email, fax or mail
Request Ballot: April 29, 5pm (NC time) received by email, fax or mail
Return Ballot: mail by April 29, 11:59pm (voter time) and ballot must be received by May 6,
 or email or fax received by April 30, 7:30pm (NC time)
*May use FWAB to register to vote and vote at the same time.

Primary Runoff (if needed): July 9, 2019
General Election: July 9 if no runoffs are needed, else September 10, 2019


North Carolina's 9th Congressional District — Special Primary: May 14, 2019

Concerns all overseas voters who vote in the southern portion of the state and includes all or parts of Anson, Bladen, Cumberland, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Union counties. [MAP]

With only 905 votes between the top two candidates, NC State Board of Elections refused to a declare a winner following the November 6, 2018 General Election, due to ballot fraud allegations in parts of the district, specifically in Bladen and Robeson Counties. On February 21, 2019, voted 5-0 to call a new election. The GOP candidate implicated in the fraud announced that he would not run in the special election, citing a "health situation".¹ ²  

Dan McCready (D) is still in this race, there will not be a Democratic Primary. [ DanMcCready.com | Facebook | Twitter | Ballotpedia bio ]

Primary Election: May 14, 2019 [Republican Primary only]
Primary Runoff (if needed): September 10, 2019
General Election: September 10, 2019 if no runoffs are needed, else November 5, 2019


Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District — Special Election: May 21, 2019

Concerns all overseas voters who vote in portions of Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, and Wyoming counties [MAP] to fill the vacancy caused when Representative Tom Marino (R) resigned from office on January 23, 2019 to take a job in the private sector. 

Democrats nominated Marc Friedenberg (D) on February 12: [ www.MarcforPA.com | Facebook | Twitter | Ballotpedia bio ]

General Election: May 21, 2019
Register to Vote: April 22 mail by or received by email, fax or online ⁱ
Request Ballot: May 20, received by email, fax or mail
Return Ballot: mail by May 20, no later than 11:59pm and received by May 28 at 5pm
*Must register to vote prior to using the FWAB to vote.

ⁱ If registering to vote online, overseas voters must also send in the FPCA form to request a ballot by the deadline 

⚠️Remember that PA changed their congressional districts in 2018 so be sure to check the 2018 Remedial Map for New District 12.

*Note: When you fill in your Ballot Request form, be aware that selecting "I intend to return" rather than "my return is not certain" may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, if you are thinking about indicating "intend to return" on your form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.
[Not applicable to voters in AK, FL, NV, SD, TX, WA and WY]


¹ Charlotte Observer. ELECTION FRAUD? Latest developments in NC’s congressional election investigation.

² USA Today. "After ballot fraud suspicions, GOP candidate in North Carolina congressional race drops out." Feb 26, 2019: "The withdrawal of Mark Harris could help Republicans try to keep the competitive 9th District seat by enabling the GOP to distance itself from the scandal."