Voting Assistance Officers should contact voters who claim residency in these States and inform them of this news release, refer them to their State election website and assist them in requesting and returning their absentee ballot.
These are non-federal elections ranging from offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State legislators and other State and local offices and issues. If you are eligible and want to vote in statewide elections, donít hesitate!
Submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or a State Voter Registration Application. Go to FVAP.gov and get started! It only takes a few minutes!
This list may not be exhaustive. Please check your Stateís election website for any other 2011 general statewide elections, and for specific information on candidates, elections, voting, contact information and link to your local election offices. Find your Stateís website at FVAPís web portal at: http://www.fvap.gov/reference/links.html. Or go directly to your State website as follows:
New Jersey: http://www.njelections.org/vote_overseas.html
New York: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/
To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office at http://www.fvap.gov/shortcuts/wheresendfpca.html, or visit your State website above.
Please Note: Be sure you include a phone and/or fax number and an email address on your absentee ballot application in case your local election official needs to contact you. And, remember, depending on what State you are from, you can return your form by email, fax, or mail. Go to FVAP.gov or your Stateís election website to see how you can return your form.
Important for 2012: Make sure you resubmit a ballot request form in January 2012 to ensure you receive your ballots for the 2012 elections.
For additional State news, go to FVAP.gov.
If you'd like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to www.FVAP.gov or contact the FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE) or email the program at email@example.com. And don’t forget to "like" us Facebook at www.facebook.com/DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.