MASSACHUSETTS TO HOLD SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

August 1, 2013 - Alexandria, Va. - The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will hold a Special Primary Election for U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 15, to fill the seat vacated upon the election of former Representative Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate.

You can register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot by mail, email or fax using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) automated tool at http://www.fvap.gov/request/request-ma.html. Do not forget to indicate on the FPCA your party preference as well as how you would like to receive your absentee ballot (by mail, email or fax).

Uniformed Services personnel, their spouses and dependents, and U.S. citizens residing overseas must submit an FPCA to request an absentee ballot. Please note you will not automatically receive a ballot, even if you voted in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

Your voted ballot must be received before 8 p.m. EDT on October 15, 2013.

If you are concerned about not receiving your ballot in time to vote, use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB, SF-186). The FWAB automated tool is available at http://www.fvap.gov/request/request-ma.html. The FWAB is also available at military installations around the world.

Important Dates
FPCA request deadline. Before 5 p.m. EDT, October 11
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by fax or email. Before 8 p.m. EDT, October 15
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by mail from within the U.S. Before 8 p.m. EDT, October 15
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by mail from outside the U.S. Before 8 p.m. EDT, October 15

 

To determine the status of your absentee ballot request once submitted, contact your local election office.  You can find contact information for your voting jurisdiction at http://www.wheredoivotema.com/track/trackmyballot.aspx.

The special general election will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Go to www.FVAP.gov to fill out and print your forms today! Additional information on the completion and submission of these forms is also available, as well as Massachusetts voter-specific information. Find a list of municipal contact information at https://www.fvap.gov/r3/jurisdictions/MA.

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For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, 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 vote@fvap.gov. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process.
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