Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia
Overseas voters can participate in the 2018 Democratic Primary Elections and impact the ideological direction of the party through the nomination of candidates.
What is on the Primary Ballot
Maine — Federal office candidates for U.S. Representative; State office candidates for Governor (currently held by Republican Paul LePage) and Statewide Ballot Measure Question 1, Ranked-Choice Voting Delayed Enactment and Automatic Repeal Referendum. learn more
Nevada — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senator (incumbent Republican Dean Heller) and U.S. Representative; State office candidates for Governor (currently held by Republican Brian Sandoval and Lieutenant Governor and Nevada Supreme Court.
North Dakota — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senator (incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and and the state's single member of the U.S. House; State office candidates for Secretary of State, Tax Commissioner, and Commissioner of Agriculture.
South Carolina — Federal office candidates for U.S. Representative; State office candidates for Governor (currently held by Republican Henry McMaster) and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and South Carolina House of Representatives.
Virginia — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senator (incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine) and U.S. Representative.
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.
- Go to www.votefromabroad.org to complete the Ballot Request form (FPCA).
- Print and Sign the form.
- Send the signed FPCA to your election official. You may EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your FPCA (except where indicated)
|Maine||Voter Registration||received by Tuesday, June 12, 5pm|
|Ballot Request||received by Tuesday, June 12, 5pm (by email to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov1, by fax, mail, or online using Maine's Absentee Ballot Request Service2)
1 requests are processed centrally by the Elections Division, NOT by local election officials
2 available 45 days before Election Day
|Return Ballot||received by Tuesday, June 12, 8pm|
|Nevada||Voter Registration||received by Tuesday, June 5|
|Ballot Request||received by Tuesday, June 5, 5pm|
|Return Ballot||received by Tuesday, June 12|
|North Dakota||Voter Registration||not required|
|Ballot Request||received by Monday, June 11|
|Return Ballot||(by email or fax) received by or (by mail) postmarked by Monday, June 11, 11:59pm (and received by Monday, June 18)|
|South Carolina||Voter Registration||
(by email or fax) received by Sunday, May 13 or
(by mail) postmarked by Monday, May 14
|Ballot Request||received by Tuesday, June 12, 7pm|
|Return Ballot||(by email or fax) received by or (by mail) postmarked by Tuesday, June 12, 7pm (and received by Wednesday, June 13, 5pm)|
|Virginia||Voter Registration||(by email or fax) received by or (by mail) postmarked by Monday, May 21|
|Ballot Request||Received by Tuesday, June 5, 5pm|
|Return Ballot||received by Tuesday, June 12, 7pm (must mail)
Virginia ballot requires witness
If you have received your official ballot, Vote now by marking the ballot and sending it back to your election official without delay!
Vote with the FWAB
Haven't received your ballot yet? Absentee voting has begun for the June 12 primaries: ballots were sent by April 28 to voters with valid requests on file.* You can vote today using the backup ballot called the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
- Complete the FWAB and send it to your election official.
- Virginia voters: follow FWAB by Mail Intructions...
- If you haven't requested a ballot, or if it was never received,
- If using the FWAB to for Voter Registratrion or as Ballot Request: The FWAB must be 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.