Colorado, D.C., Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah
Overseas voters can participate in the 2018 Democratic Primary Elections and impact the ideological direction of the party through the nomination of candidates.
The District of Columbia will hold it’s primary on June 19. The states will hold their primaries on June 26.
What is on the Primary Ballot
Colorado — Federal office candidates for U.S. House; Statewide office candidates for Governor of Colorado, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Supreme Court, State Senate and House.
D.C. — Federal office candidates for U.S. House District of Columbia At-large District; City of Washington, D.C. candidates for Mayor, City Council and Attorney General.
Maryland — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House; State office candidates for Governor of Maryland, Attorney General, Supreme Court and Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates.
New York — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House; September 13 State Primary Election will determine candidates for Governor of New York, Attorney General, State Senate and State Assembly.
Oklahoma — Federal office candidates for U.S. House; Statewide office candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, Attorney General, Treasurer, Supreme Court, State Senate and State House.
Utah — Federal office candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House; Utah Supreme Court, State Senate and State House.
* Overseas voters from Utah who indicate they "intend to return" may also vote in Utah state 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.
- 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)
- When you receive your ballot, vote right away and send it back to your election official by the deadline.
|Colorado||Voter Registration||sent by Tuesday, June 26, 7pm (and received by Thursday, July 5)|
|Ballot Request||not necessary|
|Return Ballot||sent by Tuesday, June 26, 7pm (and received by Thursday, July 5) (email, fax, mail or online using Colorado’s secure document transfer system)|
|D.C.||Voter Registration||received by Tuesday, May 29|
|Ballot Request||received by Saturday, June 16|
|Return Ballot||received by Tuesday, June 19, 8pm|
|Maryland||Voter Registration||postmarked by Tuesday, June 5, 9pm (must mail or use Maryland's State Board of Elections website)|
|Ballot Request||received by (by mail) 8pm or (by fax) 11:59pm Tuesday, June 19 or (by Email) Friday, June 22, 11:59pm|
|Return Ballot||postmarked by Tuesday, June 26 (and received by Friday, July 6, 10am) (must mail)|
|New York||Voter Registration||received by Friday, June 1|
|Ballot Request||received by Tuesday, June 19
*If you send FPCA by email or fax, you must also mail the form
|Return Ballot||postmarked by Monday, June 25 (and received by Tuesday, July 3) (must mail)|
|Oklahoma||Voter Registration||(BY EMAIL, FAX) received by or (BY MAIL) postmarked by Wednesday, June 20, 5pm|
|Ballot Request||received by Wednesday, June 20, 5pm|
|Return Ballot||received by Tuesday, June 26, 7pm (FAX or MAIL)|
|Utah||Voter Registration||(BY EMAIL, FAX) received by or (BY MAIL) postmarked by Tuesday, May 29|
|Ballot Request||received by Thursday, June 21|
|Return Ballot||(BY MAIL) sent by Monday, June 25 (and received by Monday, July 9) or (BY EMAIL/ONLINE, FAX) received by Tuesday, June 26, 8pm MT|
Vote with the FWAB
Don’t have your ballot yet? Absentee voting has begun: ballots for the June 26 Primaries were sent by May 12 to voters with valid requests. 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.
- New York and 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.
- Utah voters: The FWAB must be received 5 days before the election if used for registration.
- New York voters: If you haven't requested a ballot, or if your ballot request was never received: You still need to send the FPCA form before the request deadline and before or with the FWAB
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.