for Vacancies in the U.S. House
Make a new ballot request for 2019 — send the form right away!
- Go to www.votefromabroad.org to complete the *Ballot Request form (FPCA).
- Follow the Instructions to attach your signature online—or—print out and sign the completed form.
- Send the signed FPCA to your election official. You may EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your FPCA to your Local Election Official.
We recommend that you request to receive your ballot by email/online or fax, for the fastest delivery. You can expect to receive your ballot 45 days before the election.
If you have any questions while filling out the form, VoteFromAbroad.org has an online chat box (the orange square in the lower right corner of the screen).
After you send in your form, be sure to email or call your Local Election Official to verify they received it and will be sending a ballot to you. The applicable contact information is in the printed instructions from VoteFromAbroad.org included with your completed form. You can also look up the contact information for your Local Election Official here: www.votefromabroad.org/states
North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District — Special Primary: April 30, 2019
Concerns all overseas voters who vote in the eastern portion of the state and includes all or parts of Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret, Pitt, Craven, Onslow, Jones, Lenoir, and Greene [MAP] to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter Jones (R) on February 10, 2019.
To vote in the primary, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive on the form. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.
Candidates for the Democratic nomination are:
- Primary Election: April 30, 2019
- Register to Vote: April 29, 5pm (NC time) by email, fax or mail
- Request Ballot: April 29, 5pm (NC time) received by email, fax or mail
Return Ballot: mail by April 29, 11:59pm (voter time) and ballot must be received by May 6,
or email or fax received by April 30, 7:30pm (NC time)
- *May use FWAB to register to vote and vote at the same time.
- Primary Runoff (if needed): July 9, 2019
- General Election: July 9 if no runoffs are needed, else September 10, 2019
North Carolina's 9th Congressional District — Special Primary: May 14, 2019
Concerns all overseas voters who vote in the southern portion of the state and includes all or parts of Anson, Bladen, Cumberland, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Union counties. [MAP]
With only 905 votes between the top two candidates, NC State Board of Elections refused to a declare a winner following the November 6, 2018 General Election, due to ballot fraud allegations in parts of the district, specifically in Bladen and Robeson Counties. On February 21, 2019, voted 5-0 to call a new election. The GOP candidate implicated in the fraud announced that he would not run in the special election, citing a "health situation".¹ ²
- Primary Election: May 14, 2019
- Primary Runoff (if needed): September 10, 2019
- General Election: September 10, 2019 if no runoffs are needed, else November 5, 2019
Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District — Special Election: May 21, 2019
Concerns all overseas voters who vote in Beaver County as well as portions of Allegheny, Cambria, Lawrence, Somerset and Westmorland Counties³ [MAP] to fill the vacancy caused when Representative Tom Marino (R) resigned from office on January 23, 2019 to take a job in the private sector.
- General Election: May 21, 2019
- Register to Vote: April 22 mail by or received by email, fax or online ⁱ
- Request Ballot: May 20, received by email, fax or mail
- Return Ballot: mail by May 20, no later than 11:59pm and received by May 28 at 5pm
- *Must register to vote prior to using the FWAB to vote.
ⁱ If registering to vote online, overseas voters must also send in the FPCA form to request a ballot by the deadline
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.
State Election Tue May 21 Kentucky Primary Tue Jun 04 New Jersey Primary Tue Jun 11 Virginia Primary Tue Aug 06 Mississippi Primary Tue Aug 27 Mississippi Primary Runoff
(If needed, top two finishers for any office where no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the Mississippi Primary Election)
Tue Oct 12 Louisiana Primary
(Any candidate who receives at least 50% of the vote in the Louisiana Primary Election wins office and does not go to the Louisiana General Election)
Sat Sep 21 45 Days to Election: overseas absentee ballots for the General Election should be arriving Tue Nov 05 General Election - Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia Tue Nov 16 General Election - Louisiana
(If needed, top two finishers for any office where no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the Louisiana Primary Election)
Download 2019 State Gubernatorial and Legislative Elections list (Google Doc)
What is on the Ballot in 2019?
Kentucky — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General and Secretary of State
*All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in KY state elections
Louisiana — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House
*All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in LA state elections
- Mississippi — includes Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House
- *All overseas voters, except those who have "never resided in the U.S.", may vote in MS state elections
- New Jersey — General Assembly
- *Overseas voters who indicate they "intend to return" may vote in NJ state elections
- Virginia — includes State Senate and State House
- *Overseas voters who indicate they "intend to return" may vote in VA state elections.
In addition, VA overseas voters who indicate their "return is uncertain" may vote in VA state elections if they provide the name of an overseas employer for either the voter or the voter's spouse or the voter's parent (if the voter is a dependent)
Drafts of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) forms are available for review and comment on the Federal Register until January 22 at regulations.gov.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act -- also know as UOCAVA, the federal law that defines overseas voting -- requires that the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) review and accept public comment every three years on the two federal forms: the FPCA used to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and update contact information, and the FWAB backup ballot if the voter doesn’t receive a requested ballot in time.
View and comment on the draft FPCA form: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOD-2018-OS-0092
View and comment on the draft FWAB form: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOD-2018-OS-0091
Georgia will hold a State Runoff Election on Tuesday, December 4 to elect the next state Secretary of State. Georgia holds runoffs when no candidate receives a majority of the vote in an election. We all saw Republican Secretary of State Kemp carry out his outrageous tactics of voter suppression while serving his term as Georgia's chief election official, undermining democracy to narrowly eke out a win to be the next Governor over Stacey Adams. Vote for Democrat John Barrow in the Runoff and ensure Georgia's future elections are fair and every vote is counted!
Overseas voters can vote in the Runoff Election if you registered as "intend to return" and also requested a ballot for the General Election. You should have received a Statewide State Office Write-In Ballot (SWAB) with the absentee ballot for the General Election, or download the SWAB. Official ballots will be mailed to voters, but time is tight to mail your ballot back before the deadline, so vote now using the SWAB!
Georgia Runoff for Georgia Secretary of State: Tuesday, December 4
- Ballot Return: by mail only, postmarked by Tue, Dec 4 and received by Fri, Dec 7 to be counted
- Write in the candidate's first and last name.
- To ensure secrecy, place your folded ballot into a plain envelope and seal.
- Print and complete the required oath (PDF) statement. Place the completed oath and the sealed envelope into another outer envelope and seal. Write the words “Official Absentee Ballot” on the outer envelope. Failure to sign and return the oath will cause your SWAB to be rejected.
- Return the SWAB by mail to your local county registrar. The SWAB will not be accepted if it is returned by fax or email. All ballots postmarked by the runoff date will be counted if received by the county office within three days of the runoff election.
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