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  • published NJ, VA, MS, LA, and KY - Time to Vote! in News 2019-09-19 05:06:24 -0400

    NJ, VA, MS, LA, and KY - Time to Vote!

    Important 2019 Voting Abroad Information for KY, LA, MS, NJ, VA Voters

    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.

    Because of the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty mid-October 2019, postal mail from abroad back to the US may experience delays and price increases. To make sure you can successfully cast your ballot in your state's elections this year, the Get Out the Vote Committee at DAJ is recommending voters from these states register to vote and request their ballot IMMEDIATELY.

    For more information on how withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union will affect your overseas vote, see http://www.democratsabroad.org/upu.

    Urgent information for Louisiana voters:

    There is still time to register to vote for the Gubernatorial Primary if you register online (this requires state ID) by this Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21st.

    The Gubernatorial Primary will be held October 12th; overseas ballots must be received before October 12th, 8pm CST (Oct. 13th, 10am JST).

    Louisiana Online Voter Registration: http://voterportal.sos.la.gov/VoterRegistration

    Register and Request Your Ballot: http://www.votefromabroad.org/states/LA

    Register and request your ballot now - State by State Information!

    For those states that do not allow ballot return using email or fax, please vote and mail back your ballot immediately to avoid any disruption in mail service after October 17th.

    Louisiana

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House.

    Louisiana voters: For the primary election, register online by September 21, request your ballot immediately, and MAIL it back before October 12. For the general election, contact your election office for permission to use fax to return your ballot.

    Primary Election

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (Online, requires state ID) September 21
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Mon, October 11, before 4:30pmCST
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL) Tuesday, October 12, 2019, before 8pm CST
    ●Guber. Primary: Tuesday, October 12, 2019

    General Election

    ●Voter Registration: Postmarked by (MAIL) or Received by (EMAIL or FAX) Tues., October 16 or Received by (Online, requires state ID) Tuesday, October 26
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Mon., Nov. 15, before 4:30pm CST
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL*) Tuesday, November 16, before 8pm CST
    ●Guber. Election: Tuesday, November 16, before 8pm CST

    *Ballot return by Fax available only by prior arrangement with Local Election Official

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

    Kentucky

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General and Secretary of State.

    Kentucky voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ● Voter Registration: Postmarked by (MAIL) or Received by (EMAIL or FAX) Mon., Oct. 7

    ● Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, October 29

    ● Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL) Tuesday, November 5, before 6pm

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

    New Jersey

    Elections: General Assembly.

    New Jersey voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ● Voter Registration: (Request ballot-by-mail) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Sun., Oct. 6 or (Request ballot-by-email, fax) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Tues., Oct. 15
    ● Ballot Request: (Request ballot-by-mail) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Sun., Oct. 6 or (Request ballot-by-email, fax) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Fri., Nov. 1
    ● Return Ballot: Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Tuesday, November 5, 8pm

    *IF YOU SEND BALLOT BY EMAIL OR FAX YOU MUST ALSO IMMEDIATELY MAIL YOUR BALLOT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTION.

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: NO*
    ● Never resided: NO

    *Legislation introduced to allow “return not certain” to vote in NJ state elections

    Virginia

    Elections: State Senate and State House.

    Virginia voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Monday, October 14
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, October 29
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tues., November 5, before 7pm EST

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES*
    ● Never resided: NO

    *If VA place of abode OR if voter provides the name of an overseas employer for either the voter, the voter’s spouse or the voter’s parent (if the voter is a dependent)

    Mississippi

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House.

    Mississippi voters should use email or fax to return your voted ballot.

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Saturday, October 26
    ●Ballot Request: No deadline
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, November 5

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

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