2019 State Gubernatorial and Legislative Elections

Five states — Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia — will hold General Elections in November 2019 for state executive offices, state legislative offices or both.

    State Election
Tue May 21 Kentucky Primary
Tue Jun 04 New Jersey Primary
Tue Jun 11 Virginia Primary
Tue Aug 06 Mississippi Primary
Tue Aug 27 Mississippi Primary Runoff 
(If needed, top two finishers for any office where no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the Mississippi Primary Election)
Sat Oct 12 Louisiana Primary
(Any candidate who receives at least 50% of the vote in the Louisiana Primary Election wins office and does not go to the Louisiana General Election)
     
Sat Sep 21 45 Days to Election: overseas absentee ballots for the General Election should be arriving
     
Tue Nov 05 General Election - Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia
Sat Nov 16 General Election - Louisiana 
(If needed, top two finishers for any office where no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the Louisiana Primary Election)

Download 2019 State Gubernatorial and Legislative Elections list (Google Doc)

 

What is on the Ballot in 2019?

  • Kentucky — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General and Secretary of State
    *All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in KY state elections

  • Louisiana — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House
    *All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in LA state elections

  • Mississippi — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House
  • *All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in MS state elections

  • New Jersey — General Assembly
  • *Overseas voters who indicate they "intend to return" may vote in NJ state elections

  • Virginia — includes State Senate and State House
  • *Overseas voters who indicate they "intend to return" may vote in VA state elections.
    In addition, VA overseas voters who indicate their "return is uncertain" may vote in VA state elections if they provide the name of an overseas employer for either the voter or the voter's spouse or the voter's parent (if the voter is a dependent)

 

Request your Absentee Ballot to vote in 2019 Elections

Overseas voters need to submit the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) to request a ballot each calendar year to be guaranteed to receive ballots for elections in that year. Submit the FPCA now to vote in your state's primary and that will also ensure that you are on the rolls to get an absentee ballot for every election in 2019, including the general election in November.

First-time voters may simultaneously register to vote and request a ballot using the FPCA if the form is submitted according to the voter registration deadline. All other voters must submit the FPCA by the ballot request deadline.

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive on the FPCA.

  1. Go to www.votefromabroad.org to complete the Voter Registration/Ballot Request form (FPCA).
  2. Submit the completed and signed form to your Local Election Official in the US.
  3. You may EMAIL, FAX or MAIL in your FPCA.
    *New Jersey voters must also send the form by postal mail immediately following the email/fax. 

We recommend that you request to receive your ballot by email or online, for the fastest delivery.

After you send in your form, be sure to email or call your Local Election Official to verify they received it and will be sending a ballot to you. You can expect to receive your ballot 45 days before the election.

 

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” 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, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.