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2014 - 2015 Voting Assistance Guide Revision Sheet

Voting Assistance Officers and volunteers should use this document to update the printed copy of the Guide (VAG 14-15) and the 2014 Election Dates Poster (EDP14). Use it also during voting activities (e.g. registration drives, Absentee Voting Weeks) to ensure citizens have the latest information.

 

Changes By State

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Change Date Section Updated Change
02/10/2014 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-736-4937
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

02/20/2014 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6358
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

05/23/2014 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6291
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

05/28/2014 Updated United States Army Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: voting.questions@conus.army.mil
Phone: 502-613-8475
Website: https://www.hrc.army.mil/TAGD/Voting
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArmyVoting?ref=ts&fref=ts

07/18/2014 Updated United States Navy Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: VOTE@navy.mil
Phone: 901-874-6859
Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/fleet_readiness/special_interest_programs/navy_voting_assistance_program.html

09/15/2014 Updated United States Marine Corps Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote@usmc.mil
Phone: 703-784-9511
Fax: 703-432-2591
Website: https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MF/Military%20Personnel%20Services/Voting

10/03/2014 Updated United States Navy Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: VOTE@navy.mil
Phone: 202-433-4000
Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/fleet_readiness/special_interest_programs/navy_voting_assistance_program.html

10/03/2014 Updated United States Navy Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: VOTE@navy.mil
Phone: 202-433-4000
Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/fleet_readiness/special_interest_programs/navy_voting_assistance_program.html

Chapter 1, How to Vote Absentee

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Chapter 2, Absentee Voting Procedures By State and Territory

Alabama

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/01/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked byJune 03, 2014

04/01/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Postmarked byNovember 04, 2014

04/01/2014 Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for the current calendar year unless you specify an earlier expiration date. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year.

04/01/2014 Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail only or commercial delivery company service only.

04/01/2014 Important Information

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use a FWAB, you must be registered and have previously requested your absentee ballot. You may then use the FWAB if you have concerns about timely submission of your voted absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote for Federal, State and county offices and any proposed constitutional amendments or local referendum.

04/01/2014 Important Information

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

The Secretary of State's office posts on its website www.sos.state.al.us the certified list of candidates participating in elections for Federal and State offices as well as any proposed constitutional amendments.

04/01/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and county elections held during the current calendar year.

04/01/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you do not wish to receive ballots through the end of the current calendar year, provide an earlier expiration here.

04/01/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be postmarked no later than the day of the election and received by the local election official by noon seven days after the election.

Voted ballots must be returned by mail or commercial delivery company service.

Voted ballots must be sworn before two witnesses, aged 18 or older.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

04/01/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Alabama allows you to use Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendum. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

04/01/2014 Voter Registration - Vote your FWAB

Vote for any Federal office in any Federal election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.sos.alabama.gov. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

04/01/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums held during the current calendar year.

04/01/2014 Important Information

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use a FWAB, you must be registered and have previously requested your absentee ballot. You may then use the FWAB if you have concerns about timely submission of your voted absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote for Federal, State and county offices and any proposed constitutional amendments or local referendums.

04/01/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Alabama allows you to use Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

04/02/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Received by12 PM June 10, 2014

04/02/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by12 PM November 12, 2014

07/17/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by12 PM November 12, 2014

09/16/2014 General Election - Registration

, October 20, 2014

Alaska

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/07/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for voting in primary, special, and general elections for Federal, State, judicial offices and ballot propositions held in a calendar year.

07/21/2014 State Primary - Ballot Request

Electronic ballot05 PM August 18, 2014

07/21/2014 General Election - Ballot Request

Electronic ballot05 PM November 03, 2014

07/22/2014 Ballot Tracking Url

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ot.php

American Samoa

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 General Election - Registration

October 09, 2014

06/30/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

***Voted ballots must be received by the Election Office by1:30pm on Election Day.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail regardless of how the blank ballot was originally sent to the voter (mail, email or fax).

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

07/02/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

01 PM November 04, 2014

Arizona

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/31/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

Designate a shorter or longer period for which you want to receive ballots, up to through the next two general elections. If you do not specify the time period, you will receive ballots through the next general election. Alternatively, you may request an early ballot online at www.azsos.gov.

If you are not registered to vote in Arizona, or if you are registered and move to a different Arizona county, you must provide ONE of the following for proof of citizenship or your FPCA will be rejected:

  • Arizona Driver's License number or Non-Operating Identification License number issued after October 1, 1996

  • Alien Registration number from Certificate of Naturalization

  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number or Tribal Enrollment Number

  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name

  • A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of a U.S. passport identifying the applicant

  • A legible photocopy of a Driver's License or Non-Operating License from another State within the U.S. if the license indicates proof of citizenship

  • A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal/ Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of birth

If you need to include a photocopy, mail or fax it along with your FPCA to your election official. Do not send original documents. Photocopies will not be returned to you.

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this application.

01/31/2014 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you are using this form to register to vote in Arizona, or if you are registered and move to a different Arizona county, you must provide ONE of the following for proof of citizenship or your FWAB will be rejected:

  • Arizona Driver's License number or Non-Operating Identification License number issued after October 1, 1996

  • Alien Registration Number from Certificate of Naturalization

  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number or Tribal Enrollment Number

  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name

  • A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of a U.S. passport identifying the applicant

  • A legible photocopy of a Driver's License or Non-Operating License from another State within the U.S. if the license indicates proof of citizenship

  • A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal/ Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of birth

If you need to include a photocopy, mail or fax it along with your FWAB to your local election official. Do not send original documents. Photocopies will not be returned to you.

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.

07/02/2014 Updated Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for the next regularly scheduled general election. Submit a new FPCA each time your mailing address or contact information changes.

07/02/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and request absentee ballots for all elections through the next regularly scheduled general election.

07/29/2014 FWAB Block - Block 1 - Permitted for Registration

Arizona allows you to use this form for registration only if you are eligible to register and vote in the State, and if you provide proof of citizenship as described in the instructions for Block 9 of the FWAB. If you need to include a photocopy, mail or fax it to the Arizona Secretary of State election office along with your FWAB.

Do not send original documents.

Photocopies will not be returned to you.

10/17/2014 Ballot Request Url

Arkansas

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Arkansas allows you to use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote in primary, special, run-off and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate issues. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

02/05/2014 Voter Registration - Vote your FWAB

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx.

Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

02/05/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - Date of Birth

Date of birth.

Social Security number not required.

02/05/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - ID Type

Race is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you.

04/01/2014 Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for one regularly scheduled general election cycle. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every two years.

05/16/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by**May 20, 2014

05/16/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Postmarked by**November 04, 2014

05/16/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Received by05 PM May 30, 2014

05/16/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by05 PM November 14, 2014

05/16/2014 General Election - Registration

October 06, 2014

07/15/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you do not wish to receive ballots for all Federal elections through one regularly scheduled general election, you may request a ballot for each election for Federal office held in the next election year OR a ballot for only the next scheduled election for Federal office by noting your choice here.

California

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by the local elections office by 8 p.m. PT on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. California law does not allow for return of voted ballots by email.

Military and overseas voters living outside the territorial limits of the U.S. may return the voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail or fax in accordance with the instructions sent with the ballot. You must include a signed return envelope which includes a voter's declaration. If you choose to fax your voted ballot, you must also include an Oath of Voter form waiving your right to secrecy. After you have faxed your voted ballot, signed return envelope, and signed oath, you are encouraged to also return your voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail or in person.

Military and overseas voters living within the territorial limits of the U.S. must return the voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail.

Overseas Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members with access to the Military Postal Service may use the “Prepaid Expedited Mail Label 11-DOD.” This label is available at APO/FPO locations and can only be used for the General Election. It provides expedited mail service up to seven days prior to the election. You can return your ballot with this label attached at any MPO/FPO, American embassy or consulate. A portion of the label is retained by you for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

10/17/2014 Ballot Request Url

http://registertovote.ca.gov/

Connecticut

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections conducted during the calendar year it was submitted.

06/30/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (email)

If you choose to email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your city or town elections department. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you submit the FPCA by email, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail

Delaware

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 Updated Important Information

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Please visit http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml.

06/30/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml.

06/30/2014 Vote Your Ballot - Vote your FWAB

Vote for any Federal, State or local office in any election. To identify the races and candidates for which you may vote, find your sample ballot at the State of Delaware's voter portal at http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml. If voting in a primary election, you must write in the name of a candidate. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal it. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

07/10/2014 State Election Url

http://elections.delaware.gov/military/index.shtml

07/10/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and local elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election.

Georgia

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/27/2014 General Federal Runoff Election Date

January 06, 2015

06/27/2014 General Federal Runoff - Ballot Return

Postmarked byJanuary 06, 2015

06/27/2014 General Federal Runoff - Ballot Return

Received byJanuary 09, 2015

09/08/2014 Ballot Request Url

http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

09/08/2014 Ballot Submission Url

http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

Hawaii

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 FPCA Block - Block 6 - Ballot Receipt

Hawaii allows you to receive your ballot by mail, fax or email. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or email address in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, your local election official will mail your ballot to you.

Idaho

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/29/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email or fax if you are already registered. If you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail. If you are not already registered, the FPCA must be mailed.

Iowa

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/07/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - Date of Birth

Provide sex and date of birth.

Kansas

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/09/2014 FPCA Block - Block 2 - Party Affiliation

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are a registered nonpartisan or undeclared, you must indicate which party ballot you want to receive. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

07/09/2014 FWAB Block - Block 1 - Permitted for Registration

Kansas does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration block.

Kentucky

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/08/2014 Vote Your Ballot - Vote your FWAB

For the 2014 General Election you may submit the FWAB for registration and voting in Federal, State and local elections. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.elect.ky.gov. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

08/29/2014 State Election Url

http://elect.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

08/29/2014 Ballot Request Url

https://kyfpca.secureballotusa.com/

Maryland

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/06/2014 State Primary - Registration

Register byJune 03, 2014

09/05/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - Gender

Your sex is required.

Massachusetts

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/25/2014 State Primary - Ballot Request

12 PM September 08, 2014

02/25/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

08 PM September 09, 2014

06/30/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB to vote by the ballot return deadline without having registered or having requested an absentee ballot. The FWAB can be used to vote in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.

Michigan

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/30/2014 Updated Important Information

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

A U.S. overseas citizen who is 18 years old, not registered to vote anywhere else in the U.S. and who is an eligible family member of a Michigan resident to register and vote in Michigan elections even though they have never established Michigan residency.

07/07/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Michigan allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in Federal general, special, and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and local ballot questions. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

07/07/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use the FWAB you must be registered and have previously requested your absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal general, special and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and local ballot questions.

Minnesota

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/02/2014 FWAB Block - Block 1 - Permitted for Registration

Minnesota allows you to use this form for registration.

07/07/2014 State Primary - Ballot Request

August 11, 2014

07/07/2014 State Primary - Registration

August 12, 2014

07/09/2014 Vote Your Ballot - Vote your FWAB

Uniformed Service members, their eligible family members and citizens overseas temporarily may use the FWAB in any election including Federal, State and local elections. Citizens overseas indefinitely who have no plans to return to Minnesota may use the FWAB to vote in primary or general elections for Federal office only.

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [https://minnesota.overseasvotefoundation.org (https://minnesota.overseasvotefoundation.org). This will provide you with the names of candidates and the local races in which you are eligible to vote and will help you automatically write in your choices.

For each Federal office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. For State and local offices, write in the candidate's name (political party designation is not sufficient for State and local offices).

Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

07/09/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election without having first submitted an FPCA. Uniformed Service members, their eligible family members and citizens overseas temporarily may use the FWAB to vote in Federal, State and local elections without having made a prior request for a ballot. Citizens overseas indefinitely who have no plans to return to Minnesota may use the FWAB to vote in primary or general elections for Federal office only.

07/09/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and request an absentee ballot for all regularly scheduled elections in the calendar year in which it is submitted. Citizens overseas indefinitely who have no plans to return to Minnesota, will receive a ballot that contains Federal offices only.

Mississippi

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/09/2014 State Primary Runoff - Registration

May 24, 2014

07/07/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and serves as a request for absentee ballots for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues.

07/08/2014 Updated Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for all elections in the calendar year submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes, or every year.

Missouri

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/01/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Missouri allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in any general, special, Presidential preference or primary election for Federal, statewide, or State Legislative office or State Ballot Measure, or in any other election allowing absentee voting. If using the FWAB to register and vote, please follow the submission instruction carefully under “How and where to submit your FWAB.”

If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

07/01/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Postmarked byNovember 04, 2014

07/01/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by12 PM November 07, 2014

07/02/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked byAugust 05, 2014

07/02/2014 State Primary - Registration

FWAB05 PM July 08, 2014

07/02/2014 General Election - Registration

FWAB05 PM October 07, 2014

07/02/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Received by12 PM August 08, 2014

07/16/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (email)

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email the FPCA directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or at http://www.sos.mo.gov/BlueBook/2013-2014/8_CityCounty.pdf.

07/16/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/registeroverseas.aspx#trackBallot.

07/16/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (fax)

If you choose to fax your FWAB, please fax the ballot directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.aspx. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll- free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 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 on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and return it to your local election office. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections) or visit the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com. Beginning July 1, 2014, UOCAVA voters can also use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to register to vote, if received by a local election office by the registration deadline.

07/17/2014 FPCA Block - Block 6 - Ballot Receipt

Local election officials transmit blank ballots by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. You may also use the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com to request and receive your blank ballot.

07/17/2014 FPCA Submission Method - Introduction

Beginning July 1, 2014, Missouri will allow you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. You may also use the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com to register to vote and request ballots.

07/17/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (mail)

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section and online at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.aspx.

07/17/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (email)

If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation, and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section and at http://www.sos.mo.gov/BlueBook/2013-2014/8_CityCounty.pdf.

07/17/2014 Ballot Tracking Url

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/registeroverseas.aspx#trackBallot

07/17/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

Return by email/fax: received by**07 PM August 05, 2014

07/17/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Return by email/fax: received by**07 PM November 04, 2014

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

If you provide your email address on the FPCA, it is a request for electronic delivery of a ballot for all elections through December 31 of the year following the year you submit it, although you can request a shorter amount of time. If you do not provide your email address on the FPCA, it is considered a request for absentee ballots for one Federal election cycle. You should submit a new FPCA every time your address changes or every year.

07/17/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section and at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.aspx.

07/17/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (Fax)

If you choose to fax your FPCA, please fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.aspx.

You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 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 on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Contact the Secretary of State's office at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/ or your local election authority's office. Find the address online at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and return it to your local election office. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections) or visit the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com. Beginning July 1, 2014, UOCAVA voters can also use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to register to vote, if received by a local election office by the registration deadline.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

Mail, email or fax. You may also use the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com to register to vote and request ballots.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

If you are registered to vote and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Beginning July 1, 2014, you may fill out and return a FWAB to vote in any general, special, Presidential preference or primary election for Federal, statewide or State Legislative office or State Ballot Measure, or in any other election allowing absentee voting. You may use the FWAB to register to vote by filling in the accompanying declaration and submitting the FWAB as long as it is received by the FWAB registration deadline.

07/17/2014 Updated Important Information

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Contact the Secretary of State's office at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/ or your local election authority's office. Find the address online at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp.

07/18/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail. There are a few exemptions, please see "Voting Your Ballot" for more information.

08/27/2014 Updated Important Information

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Submit your FPCA by mail, email, fax or use the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at www.momilitaryvote.com. Your spouse, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, sibling, child, daughter-in-law, son-in-law or grandchild can apply in person on your behalf. The request must include your name, address where you are registered, reason for voting absentee, the address where the ballot should be mailed and your email address if you request electronic transmission of your ballot.

08/27/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - Date of Birth

Date of birth.

Enter your valid Missouri Driver's License number AND the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers write “none” on the form and the State will assign you a unique identifying number.

08/27/2014 FWAB Submission - Introduction

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots for UOCAVA voters. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you must also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

Beginning July 1, 2014, individuals in special hostile fire areas as declared by the Secretary of State before the election; please see link here: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/military/2014_Hostile_Fire_zones.pdf. can return the FWAB by mail, email or fax. All other registered voters must submit their FWAB by mail. If you wish to use the FWAB for registration and as a ballot, it must be received by the fourth Tuesday prior to the Election Day.

08/27/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by your local election official by 7:00 pm CT on Election Day. Beginning July 1, 2014, UOCAVA voters mailing their ballots must postmark their ballots no later than 12:01 am CT on the day of the election and the ballot must be received no later than the 12:00 pm CT the Friday after Election Day.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

If you are located in a special hostile fire area as declared by the Secretary of State and found at this link: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/military/2014_Hostile_Fire_zones.pdf; Missouri allows you to return the voted ballot by mail, email, fax or by using the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal at http://www.momilitaryvote.com.

To email or fax your ballot use the FPCA email and fax instructions under “How and Where to Submit Your FPCA.”

All other voters not in a hostile fire area must return their voted ballots by mail.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Montana

Change Date Section Updated Change
10/17/2014 Ballot Tracking Url

https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/

Nebraska

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 Registration Type - Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

U.S. citizens of voting age who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Nebraska, and have not registered to vote in any other State of the U.S., are eligible to register to vote in one county in which either of their parents claimed residence (for local, State, and Federal office ballots). The citizen must include with the registration a signed form provided by the Nebraska Election Commissioner or local election office.

08/19/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office by the registration deadline.

The FWAB must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office to make other arrangements.

Nevada

Change Date Section Updated Change
05/09/2014 State Primary - Registration

May 10, 2014

05/09/2014 General Election - Registration

October 04, 2014

05/09/2014 Ballot Request Url
05/12/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

Nevada allows you to use the FWAB for registration and an absentee ballot request for voting in general, special and primary elections for local, State and Federal offices. If you are not registered, your FWAB must be received by your local election office by the ballot request deadline. If you are registered and have already requested an absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

05/12/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Nevada allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and an absentee ballot request for voting in general, special and primary elections for local, State and Federal offices. If using the FWAB for voter registration, it must be received by your local election office by the ballot request deadline. If you are registered and have already requested an absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

05/16/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

You should fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

09/23/2014 Ballot Request Url

https://www.nvsos.gov/ease/easepages/overview.aspx

10/17/2014 Ballot Submission Url

https://www.nvsos.gov/ease/easepages/overview.aspx

10/17/2014 Ballot Submission Url
10/17/2014 Ballot Submission Url

https://www.nvsos.gov/ease/easepages/overview.aspx

New Mexico

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/09/2014 Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

New Mexico allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also mail the form.

04/09/2014 Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)?

You may return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you submit your voted ballot or FWAB by email or fax, you must also submit it by mail.

05/16/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

New Mexico allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to email or fax your FWAB, you must also submit it by mail.

If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx or at the end of this section.

If you choose to fax your FWAB, it is recommended that you fax the ballot directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx or at the end of this section.

Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FWAB toll-free; use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 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 on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

10/17/2014 General Election - Registration

, November 04, 2014

10/17/2014 General Election - Ballot Request

, November 04, 2014

New York

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/15/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

New York allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to email or fax your form, you must also mail the original signed FPCA directly to your local election office and it must be received by the ballot receipt deadline.

04/15/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

The FWAB must be returned by mail.

Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your county elections official.

04/16/2014 FWAB Block - Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

07/15/2014 Updated Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

For Uniformed Service voters, New York accepts an FPCA as voter registration and absentee ballot request for all Federal, State and local elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. For overseas citizens, New York accepts an FPCA as voter registration and absentee ballot request for all Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.

North Carolina

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/27/2014 FPCA Block - Block 2 - Party Affiliation

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are a registered non-partisan or unaffiliated, you must indicate which party ballot you want to receive. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

03/07/2014 State Primary Runoff - Registration

May 05, 2014

03/07/2014 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Request

July 14, 2014

03/07/2014 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Return

By fax/emailJuly 15, 2014

03/07/2014 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Return

Return by mail: received byJuly 24, 2014

03/07/2014 State Primary Runoff Election Date

July 15, 2014

04/15/2014 FWAB Block - Block 6 - Party Affiliation

Required if using a FWAB to register to vote in primary elections.

07/03/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal, State and local elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year.

07/03/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Voted ballots sent by email or fax must be received by the local election office by 7:30pm ET on Election Day. Voted ballots sent by mail for a general election can be received up to 10 days after Election Day. Voted ballots sent by mail for other elections (i.e, primary) can be received up to 7 days after Election Day .

The oath on the ballot return envelope must be signed.

You may return the voted ballot by mail, email, or fax. Use FPCA mail, email or fax instructions under 'How and where to submit Your FPCA.”

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

10/03/2014 State Election Url

http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/

North Dakota

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/16/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

If using the FWAB simultaneously as a ballot request form and voted ballot, it must be submitted to the local election office before 11:59 pm on the day before the election.

If using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be received by the local election office by the ballot return deadline. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

North Dakota allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. You may also use North Dakota's electronic system at https://rip.sos.nd.gov/absentee.

If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send it as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found below. It is recommended that you also submit the FWAB by mail.

If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax it directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found below. Include ballot, Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free.

To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 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 on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

07/09/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by fax, email, or online11 PM November 03, 2014

07/09/2014 FWAB Block - Block 4 - ID Type

You are required to provide the identification number from one of the following: North Dakota Drivers License, State issued ID, Military ID, or Passport. If you do not possess any of these , you must use the online absentee application at https://vip.sos.nd.gov/absentee/.

10/17/2014 Ballot Submission Url
10/17/2014 Ballot Request Url

https://vip.sos.nd.gov/absentee

Ohio

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/16/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB to vote at any time if you have previously registered and requested a ballot or if you submit the FWAB by the registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal, State and local elections.

04/16/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

The FWAB must be returned by mail.

Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official.

04/17/2014 FPCA Block - Block 2 - Party Affiliation

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. In Block 9, voters may also request an “issues only” ballot to vote on ballot questions in primary elections.

04/17/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

Fill in the length of time you resided in Ohio immediately before leaving Ohio. Indicate if you are requesting an “issues only” ballot to vote on ballot questions in primary elections. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.

Oklahoma

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/10/2014 Important Information

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Fill out, sign, and return an FPCA to your local election office. Be sure to indicate whether your ballot should be mailed, delivered online or faxed to you. FPCAs received by 5 pm the Wednesday preceding the election will be processed and ballots will be mailed, delivered online or faxed as requested on the FPCA.

03/10/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. If you do not have a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and/or if you have never been issued a Social Security number please indicate that information in this block.

03/10/2014 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. If you do not have a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and/or you have never been issued a Social Security number, please indicate that information in this block.

04/22/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB even if you have not previously applied for an absentee ballot. Upon receipt of a FWAB, you will be registered. If you want to receive absentee ballots for future elections, indicate so in the FWAB Affirmation including how you prefer to receive those ballots (mail, email/online or fax). You may use the FWAB to vote in Federal and State elections.

04/22/2014 FPCA Block - Block 6 - Ballot Receipt

Oklahoma allows you to receive the blank ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email address does not block or filter emails forwarded from your county election official. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you.

Please note, if you want to receive your blank ballots by email/online, the last four digits of your Social Security number are required for access to the Oklahoma Military and Overseas Ballots Online System. If you do not provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, you will receive your ballots by regular mail or by fax.

05/15/2014 Ballot Tracking Url

http://ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Military_Overseas_Voters/

Oregon

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/22/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email or fax. If you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also mail your signed FPCA.

04/22/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail, email or fax. If you submit your FWAB by email or fax, you must mail your signed FWAB.

Pennsylvania

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/22/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

You may return your FPCA by mail, email, fax or internet delivery directly to your local election official. If you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also mail your signed FPCA. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

04/22/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (email)

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or at www.votesPA.com.

If you choose to submit your FPCA by internet delivery, information can be found at www.votesPA.com.

07/07/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.

If you are a military voter and you are present in your voting district of residence on Election Day and have not already voted, you may apply in-person at the local election office for the absentee ballot and vote it in-person.

Puerto Rico

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 FWAB Block - Affirmation

Sign and date. Witness is required (see instruction in Block 9). Notary is not required.

02/05/2014 Important Information

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

Witness is required (see Block 9 instruction). Notary is not required.

04/23/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)?

You must return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail.

07/03/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Puerto Rico allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in Federal elections. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

07/22/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

You can mail, email or fax your FPCA. If you are not already registered and you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail directly to the Absentee Administrative Board office so that it arrives by the ballot return deadline.

Rhode Island

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use a FWAB any time if you have previously requested your absentee ballot. A FWAB may be used in all general, primary and special elections for Federal, State or local offices.

02/05/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Rhode Island allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special and general elections for local, State and Federal offices. If you have previously requested your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

South Carolina

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/23/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

You may return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email, or fax.

04/23/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (mail)

South Carolina allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, fax or through the online Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT).

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

07/03/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year to qualify for all upcoming Federal elections.

07/03/2014 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

In addition to mailing a regular ballot, South Carolina provides a State Write-In Absentee Ballot to any voter unable to vote using the regular absentee voting process due to military service or due to living in extremely remote areas. This ballot allows you to vote for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State, local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. You must request this ballot 90 or less days before the election. To request it, write in Block 9: “I am unable to vote by regular absentee ballot or in person due to requirements of military service or due to living in isolated or extremely remote areas of the world. I request a special write-in absentee ballot.“

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.

07/16/2014 Vote Your Ballot - Vote your FWAB

Vote in any primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.scvotes.org. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

07/22/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use a FWAB any time before an election without having registered or made a previous request for an absentee ballot. If you are using the FWAB to register, it must reach your local election office by the registration deadline. You may use a FWAB to vote in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.

South Dakota

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 Important Information

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

Any overseas citizen may register and vote in any Federal, State, county, or local election held within South Dakota under the following condition: (1) The overseas citizen, or the spouse or parent of the overseas citizen, was last domiciled in South Dakota immediately prior to departure from the United States (2) an adult child of the overseas citizen has not reached the age of 22.

04/23/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

South Dakota allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal office. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election if you have already requested your absentee ballot. If you are using the FWAB to register and vote, it must be received by the registration deadline.

04/23/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You must have submitted a ballot request or FPCA to your county auditor before you can use the FWAB to vote. You may use the FWAB to register and vote if it is received by the registration deadline. The FWAB may only be used to vote in Federal elections.

05/13/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

If you are already registered you may submit your FPCA by mail, email or fax to your local election official by mail.
If you are not already registered to vote, you must submit your FPCA by mail to your local election official by mail.

05/14/2014 Registration Type - Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

Any overseas citizen may register and vote in any Federal, State, county, or local election held within South Dakota under the following condition: (1) The overseas citizen, or the spouse or parent of the overseas citizen, was last domiciled in South Dakota immediately prior to departure from the United States (2) an adult child of the overseas citizen has not reached the age of 22.

06/16/2014 Updated Important Information

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

You do not need a notary or witness for your FPCA, however stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members may choose to have their FPCA notarized if it is easier than providing a photocopy of one of the following: South Dakota Driver's License or non-driver ID card, passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. Government, a tribal photo ID or a current student ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post-secondary education institution. Commissioned officers in the military service of the United States may sign instead of a notary.

You do not need a notary or witness for your FWAB.

06/16/2014 FPCA Block - Affirmation

Sign and date.

Stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members must provide a photocopy of one of the following:

  • a South Dakota Driver's License or non-driver ID card
  • a passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. government
  • a tribal photo ID
  • a current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post secondary education institution

Should notarization of the stateside military voter's signature be easier to obtain than a photocopy of the ID, a notarized absentee ballot application may be submitted. The notarization/oath on the absentee ballot application can be administered by any commissioned officer in the military service of the United States.

Overseas Uniformed Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are not required to have a witness or notarization, nor are they required to include a photocopy of their identification.

07/02/2014 Updated Important Information

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year.

Tennessee

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/23/2014 FPCA Block - Block 7 - Voting Residence Address

Complete street address of your Tennessee voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

05/13/2014 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

Tennessee allows you to submit the FWAB by mail. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official.

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

07/09/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Tennessee allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a temporary registration and absentee ballot request for Federal, State and local elections for which you are eligible. If you are already registered to vote and have made a timely request for your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not registered to vote, the FWAB may be used as a temporary registration, absentee ballot request and ballot if received by the registration deadline.

07/09/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

If you are already registered to vote and have made a timely request for your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not registered to vote, the FWAB may be used as a temporary registration, absentee ballot request and ballot if received by the registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal, State and local elections for which you are eligible.

Texas

Change Date Section Updated Change
05/16/2014 FPCA Block - Block 1 - Eligibility

Select the category that describes you. By checking that you are a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States, and your return is not certain, you are eligible to receive a Federal ballot only.

05/16/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) permanently registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through one calendar year of a regularly scheduled general election. If you indicate your “return is not certain” in Block 1 on the FPCA, your application will serve as a temporary registration for Federal elections only.

If you submit your FPCA by the 20th day before the election, you will receive a full ballot, unless you indicated your return is not certain. FPCAs received after this date will be issued a ballot for Federal contests only.

07/15/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

If you have already submitted an FPCA you may use the FWAB to vote in Federal elections; you may use the FWAB to vote in Federal, State and local elections only when they are held jointly with a Federal election or an election for a State Legislative vacancy.

07/15/2014 Vote Your Ballot - Vote your FWAB

Vote for any office in a Federal, State and local election only when they are held jointly with a Federal election or an election for a State Legislative vacancy. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to http://www.sos.state.tx.us/. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

Utah

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/29/2014 State Primary - Ballot Request

June 19, 2014

01/29/2014 General Election - Registration

By mailOctober 06, 2014

01/29/2014 General Election - Registration

OnlineOctober 20, 2014

04/25/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register and request an absentee ballot. The form requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election.

04/25/2014 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by 12:01 am on Election Day.

You may return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax if you agree to waive the right to a secret ballot and affirm in writing on the email/fax cover sheet. Write: “I understand that by electronically transmitting my voted ballot I am voluntarily waiving my right to a secret ballot.“

If you choose to mail your voted ballot, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot direct to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email or fax, use the FPCA email or fax instructions under “How and Where to Submit Your FPCA.”

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

07/03/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB to register to vote if it is received by the Friday before the election. If you are currently registered, you may use the FWAB any time before an election without having previously requested an absentee ballot. The FWAB can be used to register and vote in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.

07/03/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Utah allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration if received by the Friday before the election and voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

10/17/2014 General Election - Registration

By mail, October 07, 2014

10/17/2014 General Election - Registration

Online, October 21, 2014

10/17/2014 General Election - Ballot Request

, October 31, 2014

Vermont

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/25/2014 Updated Important Information

How can I submit my FPCA?

You may submit your FPCA by mail, email or fax directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email the FPCA you must also submit it by mail.

07/09/2014 Updated Important Information

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

You only need to claim a political party to vote in Presidential primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for State primary and general elections.

07/09/2014 FPCA Block - Block 2 - Party Affiliation

To vote in Presidential primary elections, enter your preference for which political party ballot you would like to vote. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for State primary and general elections.

07/09/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for Federal, State or local office in a general, primary or special election in the calendar year in which it is submitted.

Virgin Islands

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/12/2014 Territory Primary Election Date

August 02, 2014

03/12/2014 Territory Primary - Registration

July 02, 2014

03/12/2014 Territory Primary - Ballot Request

July 18, 2014

03/12/2014 General Election - Registration

October 05, 2014

03/12/2014 General Election - Ballot Request

October 21, 2014

04/11/2014 Territory Primary - Ballot Return

Received byAugust 12, 2014

Virginia

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/17/2014 Registration Type - Late registration

Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members may register in person up to and including Election Day if they have returned to their Virginia voting residence within 28 days before the election, or they were discharged within 60 days before the election.

Overseas citizens can also register in person up to and including Election Day if they have returned to their Virginia voting residence within 28 days before the election.

Washington

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/02/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

By fax/email08 PM August 05, 2014

07/02/2014 State Primary - Ballot Return

By mailAugust 18, 2014

07/02/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

By mailNovember 24, 2014

07/09/2014 General Election - Ballot Return

By fax/email08 PM November 04, 2014

West Virginia

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/05/2014 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (Fax)

If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers and email addresses can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 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 on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

07/07/2014 Registering Absentee - Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all primary, general or special elections for Federal, State or local office during each calendar year.

Wisconsin

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/24/2014 State Election Url

https://MyVote.WI.gov

07/09/2014 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Wisconsin allows Uniformed Service members to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote for Federal, State and local offices, and referenda. These voters may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Wisconsin allows a permanent overseas voter to use the FWAB to vote in primaries or general elections for Federal office only if the voter has previously registered and requested a ballot for this election. Otherwise the voter must submit an FPCA with the FWAB for it to be counted.

Wyoming

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/09/2014 Updated Important Information

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use a FWAB you must have previously registered to vote and requested a ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote for any Federal office in primary, general and special elections.

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Appendix