U.S. Special Elections in 2017

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. In September 2017, Democrats won a Special Election in the Oklahoma State House, flipping a long-held Republican seat by only 37 votes.

It's simple to vote! If you are a former resident from the states and voting districts below, go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org and complete the form to request an absentee ballot. Print, sign and then 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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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 received by MAIL
DEC 12 Voted ballot return by EMAIL/ONLINE* or MAIL (postmarked AND received by DEC 19, 12 noon CDT)

*Voters who ask to receive the ballot by email/online will be able to vote online using Alabama's ballot marking system.

If you requested to receive the ballot by mail and you're concerned about returning it to Alabama on time? VOTE NOW using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL it back right away following the voted ballot return guidelines. And be sure to mail in your voter registration and ballot request form by the relevant deadline too! More about voting with the FWAB...

 

Iowa — State Senate District 3

Special Election on December 12
Iowa voters in State Senate District 3 (portions of Plymouth and Woodbury counties in the Sioux City area) will vote for a new State Senator. All overseas voters may vote in Iowa State Elections. If you vote in this IA State Senate District, Vote for Democrat Todd Wendt. Let’s flip this seat!

DEC 11   Ballot request received by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL
DEC 11 Voted ballot return by MAIL (postmarked AND received by DEC 14 by 1pm in Iowa)

Haven't received a ballot yet? Vote NOW with the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. More about voting the FWAB...

 

Florida — State House District 58

Special Election on December 19
Florida voters in State House District 58 (Hillsborough County in the Tampa area) will vote for a new State Representative. Overseas voters who indicate they “intend to return” may vote in Florida State Elections. If you vote in this FL State House District, Vote for Democrat Jose Vazquez. Let’s flip this seat!

    Ballot Request received by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL by 5pm (ET)
DEC 13   to get your blank ballot by mail -or-
DEC 18   to get your blank ballot by email or fax
DEC 19 Voted ballot return by FAX received by 7pm (ET) -or-
    return by MAIL (postmarked by 7pm AND received by DEC 29)

Haven't received a ballot yet? Vote NOW with the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. More about voting the FWAB...

 

Tennessee — State Senate District 17

Special Election on December 19
Tennessee voters in State Senate District 17 (Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson counties in the Nashville area) will vote for a new State Senator. All overseas voters may vote in Tennessee State Elections. If you vote in this TN State Senate District, Vote for Democrat Mary Alice Carfi. Let’s flip this seat!

DEC 12   Ballot request received by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL
DEC 19 Voted ballot return by MAIL received by 7pm Tennessee time

Haven't received a ballot yet? Vote NOW with the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. More about voting the FWAB...

 

Pennsylvania — U.S. House, 18th Congressional District

Special Election on March 18, 2018 
Following the resignation of Tim Murphy (R). The Democratic Party will hold their nominating convention on November 19, 2017 to choose a candidate. Dates coming soon...

 

 

Register to Vote and/or Request your Overseas Absentee Ballot

  • 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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