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2023 State Voting Information

STATE VOTING INFORMATION FOR KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, VIRGINIA & WISCONSIN

KENTUCKY STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and "Return uncertain" overseas voters may vote in Kentucky state elections

Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State

May 16, 2023: Primary (Closed - must be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

Registration deadline: April 17, 2023, 4pm
Ballot request deadline: May 9, 2023, 5pm
Ballot return deadline: Must be received in Kentucky by May 16, 2023 at 6pm (Mail only)


November 7, 2023: General election

Registration deadline: October 10, 2023, 4pm
Ballot request deadline: October 31, 2023, 5pm
Ballot return deadline: Must be received in Kentucky by November 7, 2023 at 6pm (Mail only)

 

LOUISIANA STATE ELECTIONS: All overseas voters may vote in Louisiana state elections

Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate, and State House

October 14, 2023: Primary (Open - all candidates on ballot regardless of party, winner if greater than 50% of vote)

Registration deadline: September 13, 2023
Registration deadline: September 23, 2023 (GeauxVote Online Registration only)

Ballot request deadline: October 13, 2023, 4:30pm
Ballot return deadline: Received by October 14, 2023 at 8pm (Mail or Fax)


November 18, 2023: General (only if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote in the primary)

Registration deadline: October 18, 2023
Registration deadline: October 28, 2023 (GeauxVote Online Registration only)

Ballot request deadline: November 17, 2023, 4:30pm
Ballot return deadline: Received by November 18, 2023 at 8pm (Mail or Fax)

Louisiana elections have a "jungle primary with majority winner": All candidates appear on the same primary ballot, regardless of party affiliation. If any candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If no one wins more than 50% of the vote in the October 14 Primary, then the top 2 vote-getters advance to November 18 General.

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE ELECTIONS: All overseas voters may vote in Mississippi state elections

Offices on the ballot: Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate, and State House

August 8, 2023: Primary (Open - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

Registration deadline: July 29, 2023
Ballot request deadline: August 8, 2023
Ballot return deadline: Received by August 8, 2023, 7pm (Email or Fax)
 - OR - Postmarked by August 8, 2023 AND received by August 15, 2023 (Mail)

[August 29, 2023: Primary runoff, if needed]


November 7, 2023: General election

Registration deadline: October 28, 2023
Ballot request deadline: November 7, 2023
Ballot return deadline: Received by November 7, 2023, 7pm (Email or Fax)
 - OR - Postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND received by November 14, 2023 (Mail)

[November 28, 2023: General runoff, if needed]

 

NEW JERSEY STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and "Return uncertain" overseas voters may vote in New Jersey state elections  *New for 2023!

Offices on the ballot:  State Senate and State House

June 6, 2023: Primary (Closed - must be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

Registration deadline: May 7, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
Registration deadline: May 16, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

Ballot request deadline: May 7, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
Ballot request deadline: June 2, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

Ballot return deadline: Received by June 6, 2023, at 8pm (Sent by email or fax)
  - OR - Postmarked by June 6, 2023 AND Received by June 12, 2023 (Sent by mail)


November 7, 2023: General election

Registration deadline: October 8, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
Registration deadline: October 17, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

Ballot request deadline: October 8, 2023 - To receive ballot by mail
Ballot request deadline: November 3, 2023 - To receive ballot electronically

Ballot return deadline: Received by November 7, 2023, at 8pm (Sent by email or fax)
  - OR - Postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND Received by November 13, 2023 (Sent by mail)

 

VIRGINIA SPECIAL FEDERAL ELECTION - Congressional District VA-4:
All overseas voters who vote in Virginia Congressional District 4 may vote in this federal election. Democrat Jennifer McClellan is running in this Special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the death of Democratic Representative Donald McEachin on November 28, 2022.

General Election: February 21, 2023

Registration deadline: February 14, 2023
Ballot request deadline: February 14, 2023, 5pm
Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by February 21, 2023 AND received in Virginia by February 24, 2023 at 12pm

 

VIRGINIA STATE ELECTIONS: "Intend to return" and those "Return uncertain" overseas voters who provide the name of an employer may vote in Virginia state elections

Offices on the ballot:  State Senate and State House

June 20, 2023: Primary (Open - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

Registration deadline: May 30, 2023 - Civilian overseas voters
Registration deadline: June 9, 2023, 5pm - Military overseas votes

Ballot request deadline: June 9, 2023, 5pm
Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by June 20, 2023 AND received in Virginia by June 23, 2023 at 12pm


November 7, 2023: General election

Registration deadline: October 17, 2023 - Civilian overseas voters
Registration deadline: October 27, 2023, 5pm - Military overseas voters

Ballot request deadline: October 27, 2023, 5pm

Ballot return deadline: Must be postmarked by November 7, 2023 AND received in Virginia by November 10, 2023 at 12pm

 

WISCONSIN STATE ELECTION: Only "Intend to return" and military overseas voters may vote in Wisconsin state elections

Office on the ballot:  State Supreme Court

February 21, 2023: Primary (Non-partisan - not required to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Primary election)

January 31, 2023: Ballots start going out
February 1, 2023: Registration deadline ("Intend to return" overseas voters only; military voters are not required to register to vote)

February 16, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - "Intend to return" overseas voters
February 17, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Military family voters
February 21, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Active duty military voters

February 21, 2023, 8pm: Deadline for ballots to be received (Mail only)


April 4, 2023
: General election

March 14, 2023: Ballots start going out
March 15, 2023: Registration deadline ("Intend to return" overseas voter only; military voters are not required to register to vote)


March 30, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - "Intend to return" overseas voters
March 31, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Military family voters
April 4, 2023, 5pm: Ballot request deadline - Active duty military voters

April 4, 2023, 8pm: Deadline for ballots to be received (Mail only)

This is our chance to flip the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to a liberal majority! The current court has a 4-3 conservative majority, but one of the conservatives, current Justice Patience Roggensack, is retiring.

Four candidates are running for an open seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. While officially "non-partisan," Everett Mitchell and Janet Protasiewicz are running as liberal candidates while the other 2 are running as conservative candidates. The top 2 vote-getters will advance to the April 4 General election.


2022 State Voting Information Pages

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in the 2022 elections in your state:

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KANSAS

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MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

     

MISSOURI

NEBRASKA

NEVADA

     

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

     

NEW YORK

     


OREGON


RHODE ISLAND

     

VERMONT

VIRGINIA 

     

 

WASHINGTON

WISCONSIN

 
     

 

State not listed? Find state-specific details on how to request, return, and track your ballot at www.votefromabroad.org/states

NOTE: If you're a civilian abroad voting in AR, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WY, you must return your ballot by mail or courier service.

It’s too late to drop off your voted ballot at the U.S. embassy or consulate, and questionable timing if sending by postal mail, but don’t despair. Courier discounts are available to voters in the following countries:

Austria-All voters get 20% off ballot return with DHL with code USA20
Canada-Democrats Abroad members get 50% off ballot return with UPS
Czech Republic-All voters get 20% off mail return with DHL with code US20
Estonia-All voters get 28% off ballot return with DHL with promo code USA22
Germany- All voters get 10% off ballot return with DHL with code USA10
Hungary-All voters get 30% off ballot return with DHL with code USA30 until October 31st
Ireland-All voters get 20% off ballot return when using code USA20 at a physical DHL location
Israel-All voters get a 17% DHL discount when following instructions in this link
Italy-All voters get 20% off ballot return with DHL when using code USA20 at a physical DHL location
Poland-All voters get 10% off ballot return with DHL with code USA10
Lithuania-All voters get 20% off ballot return with DHL with code USA20
Spain-All voters get 20% off ballot return with DHL with code USA2022
Turkey-All voters get 20% off ballot return with DHL with code USATURKEY20
UK-All voters get 10% off ballot return with DHL when using code USA10

 


Vote in the Georgia US Senate Runoff Election - December 6, 2022

The Georgia US Senate Election Runoff Election is on December 6, 2022

Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock won more votes than any other candidate, but just missed the 50% threshold to win outright

Every registered Georgia voter can vote in the runoff!  It doesn’t matter if you voted in November.

THERE ARE 3 POSSIBLE PATHS YOU CAN TAKE AS A GEORGIA VOTER ABROAD.  PICK ONE:


PATH 1: YOU'VE ALREADY SUBMITTED A RANKED CHOICE BALLOT - CONFIRM IT WAS ACCEPTED


1. Go to
https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s and click on “Absentee Ballot Portal,” search for “12/06/2022 Runoff Election” and “Accepted Ballot Status”.

2. If it was Received but not “Accepted,” please contact your election office immediately. If there’s a problem, you may be able to fix it!

Their contact information is on https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s.

Or, go to www.votefromabroad.org/ga  and scroll down to “Find Your Election Office.”

3. If you can't confirm that it was "Received," it may have been lost or delayed in the mail. If you don't get confirmation soon, you can mail in a new ballot to ensure your vote is received in time!

It's always a good idea to email your election office to let them know when you're sending in a duplicate ballot due to your original ballot not being received.

If the Runoff ballot is available to download from https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s, please do so. Then fill it out and mail it back to Georgia.

If the Runoff ballot isn't available, you can also vote using a Backup Ballot (FWAB). Go to Path 2:


PATH 2: YOU GOT YOUR NOVEMBER BALLOT BUT DIDN’T SEND IN THE RANKED CHOICE BALLOT -- 
VOTE NOW!

1. Go to https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s, download the official Runoff Ballot and mail it back right away.

 

2. If the official Runoff Ballot isn't available, click below to go to the Backup Ballot:

 

Vote for Democrat Raphael Warnock!

You MUST SIGN the “Oath of Elector” and USE the 2 envelopes as instructed.  Mail it in right away.

Your Runoff/Backup Ballot must be postmarked by Dec 6, 2022
and received in GA by Dec 9, 2022. 

*If you need help with mailing to GA, click here for postal/courier information for where you live. 


PATH 3:  YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE YOUR NOVEMBER BALLOT --
EMAIL IN A BALLOT REQUEST FORM & THEN MAIL IN A BACK UP BALLOT

1. Go to www.votefromabroad.org  NOW and follow the instructions to submit the one-page form by email. You must submit a ballot request form to use the Backup Ballot.

Your Ballot Request form must be dated on or before your Backup Ballot
AND must be received in GA by November 25.


2. Then vote in the Runoff election using a Backup Ballot (FWAB).
Click below and follow the instructions:

Your Backup Ballot must be postmarked by Dec 6, 2022
and received in GA by Dec 9, 2022. 

*If you need help with mailing to GA, click here for postal/courier information for where you live. 


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Vote En La Elección de Medio Término De Florida – 8 de Noviembre del 2022

FLORIDA TENDRÁ SU ELECCIÓN DE MEDIO TÉRMINO ¡ASEGÚRESE QUE SE ESCUCHE SU VOZ!

¿Cuáles elecciones habrán en  Florida? ¿A que estoy votando?

¡Votar nunca ha sido más importante y su voto es crucial!

Florida tendrá su elección de Medio Término para elegir Representantes y Senadores nacionales; y también para las oficinas estatales de Gobernador, Vice Gobernador, Corte Suprema Estatal y sus Representantes y Senadores estatales. 

Todos los votantes de Florida en el extranjero pueden votar en estas elecciones importantes.

Todos los votantes en el extranjero pueden votar para elegir sus Representantes y Senadores nacionales. Es posible que usted también pueda votar para Gobernador, Vice Gobernador, Corte Suprema Estatal y sus Representantes a la legislatura estatal de Florida. Todo depende de la categoría que usted elija cuando se registre para votar y pida su boleta:

  • Si usted tiene intenciones de volver: usted puede votar en las elecciones estatales de Florida. *Usted no necesita tener una fecha de vuelta concreta y tampoco tiene que ser en un marco de tiempo específico, pero sí necesita tener las intenciones de volver en algún momento en el futuro.

  • Si su retorno es incierto: Usted no podra votar en las elecciones estatales de Florida, pero sí puede votar en las elecciones federales para Representantes y Senadores nacionales.

Por favor vote su boleta entera. Las elecciones estatales en Florida son sumamente importantes. El gobierno estatal es responsable por votar e implementar pólizas con respecto al aborto y los derechos reproductivos, el cambio climático, la educación, y muchas cosas más que nos afectan no importa donde estemos en el mundo. 

¿Quiere unirse al equipo estatal de Democrats Abroad en Florida? Si quiere más información acerca del trabajo de Democrats Abroad en Florida escriba a: [email protected] o presione aquí


1) Registrese Para Votar Y Pida Su Boleta Hoy

Es fácil registrarse para votar. Y al pedir su boleta cubre todas las elecciones del año 2022, incluyendo cualquier elección de Segunda Vuelta o Elección Especial

Visite www.votefromabroad.org/es y siga las instrucciones para completar su formulario y pedir su boleta, Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación. (Si es necesario completar el formulario también servirá como su registro de votante.) Para asegurar recibir su boleta a tiempo por favor elija la caja en su formulario para que le envíen su boleta en blanco a su correo electrónico o en línea (“Email/Online”) o por fax (“Fax”).

Puede enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación a su oficina electoral local en Florida:  

  • Si usted está registrado para votar, aún debe enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación para pedir su boleta en el año 2022 y votar en esta elección. Puede enviar su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación por correo electrónico (recomendado), fax, o correo postal.

    Su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación debe ser recibida el 8 de noviembre del 2022.

  • Si usted NO está registrado para votar, su Tarjeta Federal Postal de Aplicación debe ser enviada por correo postal y debe ser matasellos de 11 de octubre del 2022.

2) Cuándo Reciba Su Boleta, Rellénela Y Retornela De Inmediato

Las boletas se enviaran comenzando el 24 de septiembre del 2022. Si usted pidió que su boleta sea enviada por correo electrónico asegúrese mirar en sus carpetas secundarias y sus carpetas de correo chatarra.

Cuando reciba su boleta rellénela y retornela de inmediato. Puede devolver su boleta por fax (recomendado) o correo postal. 

  • Su boleta debe ser recibida en Florida para el 8 de noviembre  del 2022 a las 7pm hora de Florida.

    Para más ideas de cómo enviar su boleta por fax, incluso si no tiene acceso a una máquina de fax, por favor
    presione aquí
  • O, su boleta debe ser matasellada no más tarde que el 8 de noviembre  del 2022 Y ser recibida en Florida para el 18 de (Month) del 2022.

    Para más ideas de como enviar su boleta para la fecha límite por favor presione aquí

    Y para ideas específicas de cómo enviar su boleta desde donde usted vive, por favor presione aqui para visitar la página de DA de su país.

3) Confirme Que Su Boleta Haya Sido Aceptada Y Contada

Después de enviar su boleta asegúrese que su voto sea contado.

Verifique el estado de su boleta en línea en esta página: www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/check-your-voter-status-and-polling-place/vote-by-mail-ballot-information-and-status-lookup

Es posible que necesite usar una Red Virtual Privada (Virtual Private Network/VPN) para conectarse a esta página. Para más información de cómo usar una Red Virtual Privada, por favor presione aquí.

O envíe un correo electrónico o llame a su oficina electoral local. Puede encontrar la información de contacto aquí: www.votefromabroad.org/es/states/fl; deslice hacia abajo hasta "Funcionarios Electorales”.

Y si hay algún problema con su boleta es posible que usted lo pueda arreglar; cuanto más temprano usted envíe su boleta, más tiempo tendrá para hacer los arreglos.


¿NECESITA AYUDA? ENVÍENOS UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO: [email protected]

¿Quiere unirse al equipo estatal de Democrats Abroad en Florida? Escribanos a: [email protected] o presione aquí


Vote in the Alaska Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

ALASKA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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What elections are there in Alaska? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Alaska will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Supreme Court, and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

All Alaska overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. AND you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Alaska state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

  • If you choose "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Alaska state elections.
    *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

  • If your “return is uncertain” or if you’ve “never resided” in Alaska: You won’t be eligible to vote in Alaska state elections, but you can vote for your US House Representative and US Senator.

Let’s keep Alaska’s House seat Blue! Against the odds, Mary Peltola beat Sarah Palin decisively and with your vote, she can do it again! We must hold onto this seat to keep – and expand – the Democratic majority in Congress.

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Alaska state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensure the 2024 elections are fair, open and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Alaska by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election.

    • To receive a ballot by email (recommended), your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.

    • To receive a ballot by mail, your FPCA must be received by October 29 , 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.

  • If you are NOT yet registered to vote, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 9, 2022, at 5:00pm Alaska time.. 

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You can return your ballot by fax (recommended) or mail.

If sent by fax, your voted ballot must be received in Alaska by November 8, 2022. 

If sent by mail, your voted ballot must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Alaska by November 23, 2022.

For ideas on how to fax your ballot even if you don’t have access to a fax machine, please click here.

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/AK; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


Vote in the New Hampshire Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

NEW HAMPSHIRE IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

What elections are there in New Hampshire? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

New Hampshire will hold its Midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and your State Representatives and State Senators. 

All New Hampshire overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. Send Democrat Maggie Hassan back to the US Senate to keep – and maybe expand – the Democratic majority. Your vote is crucial! Maggie Hassan won in 2016 by about 1,000 votes (0.1%), and this election is rated as a toss-up too. 

And you may also be able to vote for Governor, Executive Council members, and your representatives to the New Hampshire legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you register to vote and request your ballot:

  • If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in New Hampshire state elections.
    *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

  • If your “return is uncertain”or if you’ve “never resided” in New Hampshire: You won’t be eligible to vote in New Hampshire state elections, but you can vote in the federal elections for the US House and US Senate.

*Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.

But selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors New Hampshire uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.

Please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – New Hampshire state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensure the 2024 elections are fair, open and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible Runoffs or Special Elections.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in New Hampshire by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5pm New Hampshire time.

  • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022. 

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://app.sos.nh.gov/viphomeYou may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back away. You must return your ballot by mail. 

Your ballot must be received by November 8, at 5pm  New Hampshire time. 

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here

And for specific ideas for mailing ballots from where you’re living now, please click here to go to the DA page for your country. 


3) Send in a Backup Ballot Now 

You don’t need to wait until ballots come out in late September! If you have any concerns that your ballot won’t make it back in time to meet the deadline, you can send in a Backup Ballot NOW. 

The Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB) is only for overseas voters and protects your right to vote in case your official ballot doesn't arrive in time. For detailed information how to use the Backup Ballot, please click here 

When you use the Backup Ballot, the website will indicate the candidates for US Senate, and the candidates for US House in your Congressional District. Unfortunately, New Hampshire does not allow voters to use the Backup Ballot to vote in New Hampshire state elections.


4) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://app.sos.nh.gov/viphome

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/NH; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – but the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


Vote in the Washington Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

WASHINGTON IS HOLDING CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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What elections are there in Washington? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Washington will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators, a special election for Secretary of State, and for your state representatives and state senators. 

All Washington overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

It’s vital to keep Washington Democratic! In the US House elections, Democrat Kim Schrier is in a close race to keep her seat.

And Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez has an excellent chance to flip the seat currently held by Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, who lost her primary to Trumper Joe Kent. Winning these elections means we’ll keep – and possibly expand – the Democratic majority in Congress.

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Washington state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to register to vote – and once you’re registered, Washington will send a ballot for every election you’re eligible to vote in. 

Just go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to register to vote, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Washington by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

Your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx#/login.
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

If you return your ballot by email or fax, it must be received by November 8, 2022, at 8 pm Washington time. 

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Washington by November 28, 2022.  

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/WA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


Vote in the Rhode Island Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

RHODE ISLAND IS HOLDING CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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What elections are there in Rhode Island? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Rhode Island will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and your state representatives and state senators. 

All Rhode Island overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative. And you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and your representatives to the Rhode Island State Legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

  • If you choose "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Rhode Island state elections.
    *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

  • If your “return is uncertain” or if you’ve “never resided” in Rhode Island: You won’t be eligible to vote in Rhode Island state elections, but you can vote for your US House Representative, the only federal election on the ballot this year.

    *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.
    However, selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Rhode Island uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional. 

It’s vital to keep Rhode Island Democratic! In the US House, Seth Magaziner is in a close race for the seat formerly held by retiring Democratic Representative Jim Langevin. We must hold onto this seat to keep the Democratic majority in Congress. 

And vote to re-elect Governor Dan McKee, who’s running for his first full term in office.

Please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Rhode Island state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Rhode Island by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election. Your FPCA must be received by October 18, 2022.

  • If you are NOT yet registered to vote, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 9, 2022. 

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/UpdateVoterRecord?ActiveFlag=0.
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

Your voted ballot must be received in Rhode Island by November 15, 2022.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/UpdateVoterRecord?ActiveFlag=0

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/RI; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


Vote in the Oregon Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

OREGON IS HOLDING CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

What elections are there in Oregon? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Oregon will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators as well as state-wide offices for Governor and State Supreme Court and your state representatives and state senators. 

All Oregon overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. And you may also be able to vote for Governor, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Oregon State Legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

  • If you choose "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Oregon state elections.
    *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

  • If your “return is uncertain” in Oregon: You won’t be eligible to vote in Oregon state elections, but you can vote for your US House Representative and US Senator.

  • If you’ve “never resided” in Oregon: You may vote in federal elections  for your US House Representative and US Senator. And you may be able to vote in state elections -- but only if your US parent who formerly lived in Oregon has chosen that they “intend to return” to Oregon.

    *Please note: Registering to vote and voting doesn’t change your tax status.

    However, selecting “intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may be one of several factors Oregon uses to determine whether you may be subject to state income tax. Before you note that you “intend to return” on your FPCA form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional. 

It’s vital to keep Oregon Democratic! In the US House elections, Democratic candidates Val Hoyle, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, and Andrea Salinas are all in close races. We must hold onto these seats to keep the Democratic majority in Congress.

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Oregon state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Vote for Democrat Tina Kotek for Governor and for your Democratic state representatives.

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Oregon by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election.

    • To receive a ballot by email (recommended), your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.

    • To receive a ballot by mail, your FPCA must be received by November 3, 2022.

  • If you are NOT yet registered to vote, your FPCA must be received (or postmarked) by October 18, 2022. 

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS.
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

If you return your ballot by email or fax, it must be received in Oregon by November 8, at 8 pm Oregon time. 

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Oregon by November 15, 2022.

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/OR; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]


Vote in the North Carolina Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

NORTH CAROLINA IS HOLDING CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

Most Important Information for Voting in North Carolina's Midterms!

  1. You can request your ballot by 5:00 pm on November 7th (NC Time) 
  2. Your ballot must be returned by 7:30 pm November 8th (NC Time) 
  3. RECOMMENDED: North Carolina can submit their ballot on the UOCAVA return ballot portal
  4. Here is the overview of Military and Overseas voting for North Carolina 

What elections are there in North Carolina? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

North Carolina will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators as well as for your state representatives and state senators.

All North Carolina overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

It’s vital to vote for Democrats in North Carolina! North Carolina is always a significant battleground, especially this year with an open US Senate seat. Cheri Beasley is in a tight race and with your votes, she can flip this seat and increase the Democratic majority in the Senate. 

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – North Carolina state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!

Want to join the Democrats Abroad North Carolina State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for North Carolina, write to: [email protected] or click here.


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections.

If you haven’t requested your ballot yet for 2022, you MUST send in an FPCA to receive your ballot, even if you are already registered to vote.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in North Carolina by email (recommended) or fax or mail. 

Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 7 pm North Carolina time.

Special – North Carolina’s online portal for overseas voters:
You may also submit your voter registration and ballot request online using the North Carolina portal for overseas voters: https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/uocava

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please
click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email or online upload (recommended) or fax or mail.

If you return your ballot by email, fax, or online upload, it must be received by November 8, at 7:30 pm North Carolina time. 

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in North Carolina by November 17, at 5 pm North Carolina time.

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/NC; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


NEED HELP? EMAIL US AT [email protected]

Want to join the Democrats Abroad North Carolina State Team?
Write to:  [email protected] or click here.