NEVADA TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR CONGRESS - SEPTEMBER 13
On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Nevada will hold a special election for the 2nd Congressional District, to fill the seat vacated by Representative Dean Heller. The 2nd Congressional District includes all of Nevada with the exception to some parts of Clark County.
Voting Assistance Officers should contact Nevada voters from the 2nd Congressional District and inform them of this voter alert and assist them in requesting and returning their absentee ballot.
Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Now!
If you are not already registered to vote, you may do so by submitting a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Your FPCA must be received by your local Nevada Board of Elections Office by August 13, 2011. Go to FVAP.gov and get started! It only takes a few minutes! Alternately you may obtain an FPCA from your unit or installation voting assistance officer and at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide; but you must follow the Nevada instructions given at FVAP.gov. Indicate on the FPCA how you would like to receive your absentee ballot, by mail, email, or fax. You will not receive a ballot automatically, even if you voted in the November 2, 2010 general election.
If you are already registered to vote, the deadline for submitting an FPCA to request a ballot is September 6, 2011.
To find out the status of your registration, you can refer to Nevada's voter registration verification website at: https://nvsos.gov/votersearch/. To determine the status of your absentee ballot request, contact your local election office.
Send the FPCA by Email, Fax or Mail
If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form to the email address listed below for the correct county office where you reside in the 2nd Congressional District. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form to the fax number listed below for the correct county office where you reside. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA tollfree. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in the Voting Assistance Guide, or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703)-693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found at FVAP.gov. Voter Alert Telephone: 703-588-1584 E-mail: email@example.com.
Submit your FPCA to the District 2 election office in which you reside:
We recommend you mail your voted FWAB or regular State ballot to your County Clerk as soon as possible. Voters in Iraq, Afghanistan, on ships at sea, and other overseas locations without access to the military postal system may want to explore electronic ballot transmission options. A list of addresses for County Clerks may be found at http://www.nvsos.gov.
Receive Your Ballot
Ballots were mailed and emailed to you on July 29th, 2011.
Vote Your Ballot
Your voted ballot must be must be received by September 13, 2011 at 7:00pm, in order to be counted.
You must return your voted ballot and signed affidavit by regular mail, or you can send it via a licensed motor carrier such as Federal Express, UPS or DSL.
Civilians residing outside the U.S.: Contact your closest U.S. Embassy or consulate for specific instructions on how voted ballots, with proper domestic postage attached, can be returned to the United States from any U.S. embassy or consulate. To locate your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, visit http://www.usembassy.gov/.
If a voter is concerned about not receiving their ballot in time to vote, they may use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB, SF-186). The FWAB instructions are available at www.FVAP.gov. The FWAB is also available in embassies and consulates and military installations around the world.
To check the status of your absentee ballot visit: https://nvsos.gov/votersearch/.
State specific information on precincts, candidates, elections, and voting is available at the Nevada Secretary of State website, www.nvsos.gov.
FVAP can be contacted via 1-800-438-8683. Citizens may reach FVAP toll-free from 67 countries by using the toll-free numbers listed on the FVAP web portal, http://www.fvap.gov/contact/index.html. Questions regarding the above may also be referred to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20301-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the World Wide Web at www.FVAP.gov.
PDF version of FVAP News Release #18