Voting Blog

New Jersey State Elections

New Jersey voters who indicate they "intend to return" can participate in the crucial state General Election on November 7. Let's elect Democrat Phil Murphy as Governor along with a Democratic state legislature. 

Have you voted? Send your ballot by EMAIL or FAX by November 7 – and but be sure to MAIL the original ballot at the same time.

Eligible voters can still request a ballot by EMAIL or FAX by November 3 (and mail the original form at the same time). Go to www.votefromabroad.org to complete the form today.


Georgia State Legislature November 7th Special Elections

Let’s send more Democrats to the Georgia State Legislature!

On November 7th, Georgian will elect new representatives in State House Districts 4, 26, 42, 60, 89, 117 and 119 and State Senate Districts 6 and 9. In Georgia, multiple candidates from each party participate in each of the November 7th elections. If no one candidate earns more than 50% of the vote, there will be a Runoff Election for that seat on December 5.

For more information about these elections, the jurisdictions they cover and the candidates, please go to:

All overseas voters who indicate on their Ballot Request Form that they “intend to return” may vote in Georgia State Elections. If you vote in any of the jurisdictions listed above, your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes  such as yours  can be key.

It's simple to vote! To Request Your Ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Georgia by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL. It must get to Georgia by Friday, November 3.

Have You Received Your Ballot? MAIL it back NOW. It must be POSTMARKED by Tuesday, November 7 and RECEIVED in Georgia by Friday, November 10.

Haven’t Received Your Ballot Yet? VOTE NOW using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB) and MAIL it back right away. It must be POSTMARKED by Tuesday, November 7 and RECEIVED in Georgia by Friday, November 10. For complete instructions, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail. Be sure to send in your form to Request a Ballot too!


Oklahoma State Legislature Special Elections on November 14

Let’s elect more Democrats to the Oklahoma State Legislature – let's keep the winning streak going!

On November 14th, Oklahoma will vote for new representatives in

  • Oklahoma's State Senate District 37 (Tulsa area),
  • State Senate District 45 (Oklahoma City area) and
  • State House District 76 (Broken Arrow and Tulsa areas).

Democrats have swept the 2017 Special Elections in Oklahoma, flipping THREE seats in the Oklahoma State Legislature! Let's flip THREE MORE and send Allison Ikley-Freeman, Steven Vincent and Chris VanLandingham to the Oklahoma State House and Senate.

All overseas voters can vote in Oklahoma State Elections—and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes—such as yours—can be key.

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot (and also register to vote if you need to), just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Oklahoma. Use EMAIL, FAX or MAIL—it must get to Oklahoma by Wednesday, November 8 at 5pm (Oklahoma time).

When you get your ballot, MAIL or FAX it back right away. It must get to Oklahoma by Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm (Oklahoma time).

Concerned You Won't Get Your Ballot in Time? VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL or FAX it back right away—it must get to Oklahoma by Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm (Oklahoma time). For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab.


Washington’s Special Elections for State Legislature

Let’s elect the single vote Democrats need to take full control of the Washington State Legislature and enact a progressive agenda

The November 7th Washington Special Elections cover eight State House and Senate seats. If you vote in WA State House and Senate Districts 7, 31, 37, 45 or 48 (Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Pierce or King Counties), you can vote in one or more of these races.

All overseas voters can vote in Washington State Elections -- and your vote can make a difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Democrats need only one more seat to gain a majority in the WA State Senate. Along with the Democratic State House and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee, Washington can implement the progressive agenda currently blocked by Republicans.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Washington by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL.

When you get your ballot, EMAIL or FAX it back by November 7 at 8pm (Pacific time). If you MAIL it back, it must be postmarked by November 7 AND received by November 27.

OR, you can REGISTER and VOTE at the same time using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab for more information.

The same ballot deadlines apply: EMAIL or FAX your FWAB by November 7th at 8 (Pacific time). Or if you MAIL it back, it must be postmarked by November 7 AND received by November 27.


Michigan State Special Elections for House Districts 1 and 109

Let’s keep Democrats in the Michigan State House!

On November 7th, Michiganders will vote for new representatives in State House District 1 (Wayne County) and State House District 109 (Alger, Luce, Marquette, Schoolcraft Counties). Let's keep these seats Democratic -- vote for Democrats Tenisha Yancey and Sara Cambensy!

All overseas voters can vote in Michigan State Elections -- and your vote can make a difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key.

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Michigan. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Michigan by November 4 at 2pm (Michigan Time).

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must get to Michigan by November 7 at 8pm (Michigan time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL it back NOW. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail. Be sure to send in your form to request a ballot too!


Maine Special Election for State House District 56

Let’s elect another Democrat to the Maine State House!

On November 7th, Mainers will vote for a new representative in State House District 56 (Lisbon).

All overseas voters can vote in Maine State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let's send Democrat Scott Gaiason to the Maine Legislature.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot--and also register to vote if you need to--just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Maine. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Maine by November 7 at 5pm (Maine time).

When you get your ballot, EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. It must get to Maine by November 7 at 8pm (Maine time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, REGISTER AND VOTE at the same time using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab. If you use the FWAB to also register to vote, be sure to get it in by 5pm on November 7!


Mississippi Special Elections for State House Districts 38 and 54

Let’s elect more Democrats to the Mississippi State Legislature

On November 7th, Mississippians will vote for new representatives in State House District 38 (portions of Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties) and State House District 54 (Issaquena, Warren, Yazoo Counties).

Mississippi candidates in Special Elections run without party labels. Read more about the candidates:

All overseas voters can vote in Mississippi State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key.

It's simple to vote! To get your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Mississippi. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Mississippi by November 7.

Not Registered to Vote? There's still time! Go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Mississippi. EMAIL or FAX your form in right away -- it must get to Mississippi by October 28.

When you get your ballot, EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away. It must get to Mississippi by November 7 at 7pm (Mississippi time)..

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back NOW. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab. Be sure to send in your voter registration form too -- if you aren't already registered to vote!


South Carolina State House District 113 Special Election

Vote NOW in SC's State House District 113 Special Election – keep this seat Democratic!

All overseas voters can vote in South Carolina State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let’s elect Democrat Marvin Pendarvis as representative for South Carolina State House District 113 (covering parts of Dorchester and Charleston counties).

It's simple to vote! Use Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT), SC's online system to request your ballot and print it out. Send in your completed ballot by EMAIL or FAX by November 7 at 7pm (South Carolina time). If you send your ballot in by MAIL, it must be POSTMARKED by November 7 at 7pm AND RECEIVED in South Carolina by November 9 at 7pm.

If you aren't able to use EVAT, just go to www.votefromabroad.org to request your ballot. Fill out the form, print it, sign it and send it to South Carolina by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL. It must get to South Carolina by November 7 at 7pm.

  • Then, when you get your ballot, EMAIL or FAX it back by November 7 at 7pm. If you send it in by MAIL, it must be POSTMARKED by November 7 at 7pm AND RECEIVED in South Carolina by November 9 at 7pm.
  • If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, you can also VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then EMAIL, FAX or MAIL it back right away -- the same ballot deadlines apply. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab.

Massachusetts State House Special Elections

Now is the time to VOTE in the Massachusetts State House Special Elections!

On November 7th, Massachusetts will vote for new representatives in the First Berkshire State House District (Pittsfield area of Berkshire County) and Third Essex (Haverhill) State House District.

All overseas voters can vote in Massachusetts State Elections – and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes  such as yours  can be key. Let's elect John Barrett and Andy Vargas and keep these seats Democratic.

It's simple to vote! You don't need to register to vote, but these are local elections, so your town may require you to MAIL in your ballot.

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND received in Massachusetts by November 17 at 5pm (Massachusetts time).

Haven’t received your ballot yet? If you haven’t received your ballot yet  or if you haven’t requested a ballot, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB).

The same deadlines apply, so MAIL in your FWAB right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND received in Massachusetts by November 17 at 5pm (Massachusetts time). For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail.


Missouri Special Elections for State Senate District 8 and State House District 23

Let’s elect more Democrats to the Missouri State Legislature!

On November 7th, Missouri will vote for new representatives in State Senate District 8 and State House District 23 (both cover Jackson County).

All overseas voters can vote in Missouri State Elections -- and your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes -- such as yours -- can be key. Let's send Democrats Hillary Shields and Barbara Anne Washington to the Missouri Legislature!

It's simple to vote! To request your ballot, just go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the form. Then print it, sign it and send it to Missouri. Send it in by EMAIL, FAX or MAIL -- it must get to Missouri by November 1. Or, you may be eligible to use Missouri's online system to request your ballot: www.momilitaryvote.com

When you get your ballot, MAIL it back right away. It must be POSTMARKED by November 7 AND also get to Missouri by November 10 at 12noon (Missouri time).

If you have any concerns you won't get your ballot in time, VOTE using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (or FWAB). Then MAIL it back RIGHT AWAY. For more information, go to www.democratsabroad.org/fwab_mail. And be sure to submit your ballot request form by the November 1 deadline!