HOW TO VOTE USING THE BACK-UP BALLOT
(Mail In Only)
If you haven't received your official Ballot yet, you should vote using a Back-up Ballot (also called the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot or "FWAB") right away!
- Go to this website and follow the prompts to Fill in the Back-up Ballot
The Back-up Ballot should fill in the candidates for you to choose. But if it does not, you can write in the candidate’s name or just write in “Democrat”. (For a Primary Election, you must write in the candidate's name).
You can look up your Sample Ballot here: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup (Note: you do NOT need to provide an email address). Your Sample Ballot will show the races you are eligible to vote in and the candidates for each race.
Download the PDF Package containing your completed Back-up Ballot and Instructions.
Print out the completed Back-up Ballot, then sign and date it and MAIL it to your Local Election Official.
If you already sent in your form to Register to Vote and/or Request an Absentee Ballot, contact your Local Election Official to verify if they received it. (You also can try to find out why you didn’t receive your official Ballot, so you don’t have the same problem next time).
If your Local Election Official did not receive your form to Register to Vote and/or Request an Absentee Ballot--or if you haven’t sent one in yet, please submit the form right away! Just go to: VoteFromAbroad.org Follow the prompts, then print out and sign the completed form.
*If you receive your official Ballot after submitting the Back-up Ballot, you should complete and return your official Ballot as well. It’s okay - only one ballot per person will be counted.
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