Texas will hold its State primary election on March, 2, 2010. If you requested your ballot and have not received it, submit the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
If you are eligible to vote in this election, and requested and received a ballot for the November 4, 2008 presidential election, you should have received an absentee ballot by now, unless your mailing address has changed.
You may download a FWAB at www.fvap.gov or get a FWAB from your installation/embassy/consulate voting assistance office. To complete the FWAB’s Voter’s Declaration/Affirmation correctly, follow the Texas instructions at www.fvap.gov/FWAB/fwab-tx.html, or in the 2010-11 Voting Assistance Guide. To complete the ballot, use the official candidate list at the Texas State Elections website at: www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/whatisontheballot.shtml.
Fold and place the voted ballot in the security envelope and seal. Insert the sealed security envelope and the completed, signed and dated Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at www.fvap.gov/contact/addresses/txaddr.html.
Your State ballot or FWAB submitted within the U.S. must be received by your local election office by 7 pm March 2, 2010. State ballots and FWABs submitted by overseas uniformed services members, their families, or overseas citizens must be postmarked by 7 pm on March 2, 2010 and received no later than March 8, 2010.
If you receive the regular State ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return it immediately! If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the regular State ballot will be counted.
We want your feedback! If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process, please contact FVAP at 1-800-438-8683, DSN (312) 425-1584, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at: www.fvap.gov/contact/tollfreephone.html. With your feedback, we can make this even more helpful for the next election.