August 21 - 28 Primaries

Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Guam, Wyoming

Overseas voters can participate in the 2018 Democratic Primary Elections and impact the ideological direction of the party through the nomination of candidates.

Tuesday, August 21 – Alaska and Wyoming
Saturday, August 25 – Guam
Tuesday, August 28 – Arizona and Florida

 

What is on the Primary Ballot

Alaska — Federal office candidates for the U.S. House At-large District. Statewide office candidates for Governor (currently Independent Bill Walker), Lieutenant Governor, State Senate and State House.

Arizona — Federal office candidates for the U.S. Senate (incumbent Republican Jeff Flake not seeking re-election) and U.S. House. Statewide office candidates for Governor (incumbent Depublican Doug Ducey), Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Supreme Court, State Senate and State House. Arizona has a Republican state government trifecta since 2009.

Florida — Federal office candidates for the U.S. Senate (incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson) and U.S. House. Statewide office candidates for Governor (incumbent Republican Rick Scott is term-limited), Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Supreme Court, State Senate and State House

Guam — Candidates for federal non-voting delegate to the U.S. House. Territory office candidates for Governor (incumbent Republican Governor Eddie Baza Calvo is term-limited), Attorney General and all fifteen members of the territorial legislature.

Wyoming — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senate (incumbent Republican John Barrasso) and U.S. House At-large District. Statewide office candidates for Wyoming Governor (incumbent Republican Matt Mead is term-limited), Secretary of State, Treasurer, Supreme Court and Wyoming House. Wyoming has a Republican state government trifecta since 2011.

*Overseas voters from Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming who indicate they "intend to return" are eligible to vote in state and local elections.

 

Questions about the primary?

Take a look at our Primary Elections FAQ.

Find dates of other 2018 Primary Elections.

 

Request your Absentee Ballot to vote in the Primary Election

Overseas voters need to submit the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) to request a ballot after January 1, 2018 to be guaranteed to receive ballots this year. Submit the FPCA now to vote in your state's primary, but also to be sure you are on the rolls to get an absentee ballot for every election in 2018, 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 Ballot Request form (FPCA).
  2. Print and Sign the form.
  3. Send the signed FPCA to your election official. You may EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your FPCA (except where indicated)
  4. When you receive your ballot, vote right away and send it back to your election official by the deadline.
FPCA submission and Ballot Return deadlines
Alaska
  Voter Registration (BY EMAIL, FAX) received by or (BY MAIL) postmarked by Sunday, July 22
Ballot Request [Request Mail Ballot] received by Saturday, August 11
[Request Email/Online, Fax Ballot] received by Monday, August 20, 5pm AKST
Return Ballot (BY FAX*) received by or (BY MAIL) postmarked by Tuesday, August 21, 8pm AKST (and received by Friday, August 31)  
*Fax only if you requested your absentee ballot by fax
Ballot requires witness
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Arizona
  Voter Registration received by Tuesday, August 28, 7pm MT
Ballot Request received by Tuesday, August 28, 7pm MT
Return Ballot received by Tuesday, August 28, 7pm MT (ONLINE*, FAX, MAIL) 
*Online upload requires prior approval from your election official.
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Florida
  Voter Registration postmarked by Monday, July 30 (MUST MAIL)
Ballot Request [Request Mail Ballot] received by Wednesday, August 22 or
[Request Email/Online, Fax Ballot] received by Tuesday, August 28
Return Ballot received by Tuesday, August 28, 7pm EDT (FAX or MAIL) 
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Guam
  Voter Registration received by Wednesday, August 15
Ballot Request received by Wednesday, August 22
Return Ballot postmarked by Saturday, August 25 (and received by Tuesday, September 4) (MUST MAIL) 
 ⚠️ MAIL early enough to account for mail transit time.
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Wyoming
  Voter Registration received by Monday, August 6 (must mail)
Ballot Request received by Monday, August 20
Return Ballot received by Tuesday, August 21, 7pm MDT (MUST MAIL)
⚠️ MAIL early enough to account for mail transit time.
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Vote with the FWAB

Don’t have your ballot yet? Absentee voting has begun: Alaska and Wyoming sent ballots to overseas voters starting July 7 and Guam on July 11. You can vote today using the backup ballot called the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).

  1. Complete the FWAB and send it to your election official.
    • Guam and Wyoming voters: follow FWAB by Mail Instructions... Mail your ballot early enough to account for delivery times from your location.

  2. If you haven't requested a ballot, or if it was never received
    • Wyoming voters: You still need to send the FPCA form before the request deadline AND before or with the FWAB.
    • Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Guam voters: You can use the FWAB for Voter Registration or Ballot Request as long as the FWAB is received by the Registration/Request deadline.

 

Note: Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, it is important that you seek advice on these matters from your tax professional. Even if registering to vote in state and local elections is not sufficient on its own to make you liable for state taxes, other factors such as maintaining a state driver's license or maintaining a mail forwarding address at a relative's home may make you liable for state taxes.