On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Georgia will hold general primary runoff elections for various federal, state, and local offices. In order to see what offices may be included in the runoff for your voting jurisdiction, you may access a sample ballot through the Georgia Secretary of State website at: www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP.
The State of Georgia will be conducting runoffs for the following federal offices:
You can use the state write-in ballot you received for the August 10 election if you still have it, or you can use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Complete and return the FWAB as soon as possible; this is a very compressed election timeline and time is already very short. The form and instructions on completing the FWAB are available at www.fvap.gov.
The FWAB must be postmarked no later than August 10, 2010, and received by the local election official no later than August 13, 2010. Send your FWAB to your County Election Official.
The registration deadline has already passed, so if you are not already registered, it is too late to participate in this election. If you are already registered and have not yet requested an absentee ballot (or are unsure if you have requested one, or if your delivery address has changed since you last requested one), the ballot request deadline is August 6, 2010. Note that the date does not take into account mail delivery times required to receive and return your ballot by Election Day. Because of that, it is very unlikely that there is time for you to submit the FPCA, receive the ballot from election official, and then return your voted ballot back to the election official.
But you can submit the FPCA, and then immediately follow that up with a FWAB to serve as your ballot.
You may fax or email your request for an absentee ballot. It is recommended that you fax or email the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on the Georgia Elections Division website at http://www.sos.ga.gov/Elections/).
But Georgia does not allow faxing or emailing of the blank ballot to you or the voted ballot back from you. Therefore, FVAP highly recommends you use the FWAB as your ballot. As stated above, you can send in the FPCA to serve as your absentee ballot request, and then immediately complete and send in a FWAB to vote in this election.
If you are mailing the ballot, FWAB or SWAB from inside or outside the United States, it must be postmarked by August 10, 2010 and received by your county registrar by close of business Friday, August 13, 2010.
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