October 23, 2012 — Alexandria, Va. – Military and overseas voters from some localities in Vermont will have additional time to submit voted ballots in the 2012 General Election for Federal and State offices. Due to delays in transmitting ballots to military and overseas voters in some Vermont cities and townships, the Department of Justice and the State of Vermont have entered into a consent decree extending the time for receiving and counting absentee ballots by ten days in those localities to Friday, November 16, 2012.
NOTE: Your voted ballot must be placed in delivery on or before Monday, November 5, 2012.
The office of the Vermont Secretary of State and Clerks in the cities and townships affected contacted voters by email and telephone yesterday to inform them of this extended deadline.
Ballots from voters in all other Vermont cities and townships must be received by the close of polls on Election Day, November 6, 2012.
For additional information you can call the Elections Division of the Vermont Secretary of State's office at (800) 439-8683 or (802) 828-2363.
If you have already registered but have not received a State ballot for the November 6th General Election go to FVAP.gov and use the back-up, Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). For each office listed, select or write-in either a candidate’s name or their party designation. If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return the State ballot, as well. You will only receive one vote as the State will only count your FWAB if the State ballot is not received by the deadline. If your State ballot is received by the deadline your State ballot will be counted and the FWAB will be disregarded.
If you'd like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please visit FVAP.gov for live chat assistance, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers. And don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter for election updates throughout 2012.
Last updated: 01.15.2013