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Federal Election Deadlines

U.S. Senate Special General December 12, 2017 State Primary June 5, 2018 State Primary Runoff July 17, 2018 General Election November 6, 2018
Registration Postmarked by November 27, 2017 Postmarked by May 21, 2018 Postmarked by July 2, 2018 Postmarked by October 22, 2018
Ballot Request Received by December 7, 2017 Received by May 31, 2018 Received by July 12, 2018 Received by November 1, 2018
Ballot Return Postmarked by* December 12, 2017 Postmarked by* June 5, 2018 Postmarked by* July 17, 2018 Postmarked by* November 6, 2018

*Ballots must be received by the 7th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

What is a runoff election?

A runoff election is an election held if the State requires a candidate to receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office.

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

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://alabama.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/alabama

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You must mail your signed FPCA to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

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


This form must have two witness signatures.

Section 7

Sign and date.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

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


This form must have two witness signatures.

Section 7

Sign and date.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed Official Backup Ballot, do not write on the Official Ballot envelope. Insert the sealed Official Ballot envelope and the Voter Information page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Autauga Autauga County Absentee Elections Manager
P.O. Box 681864
Prattville, AL 36068
Phone: 334-303-1178
Fax: (334) 361-3738
Baldwin Baldwin County Circuit Clerk
312 Courthouse Square, Ste 10
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251-937-0379

Barbour Barbour County Absentee Elections Manager
303 E Broad St Rm 101
Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: 334-687-1530
Fax: (334) 687-1599
Bibb Bibb County Absentee Elections Manager
8 Ct Sq W, Suite B
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: 205-926-3105

Blount Blount County Circuit Clerk
220 2nd Ave E
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: 205-625-4153
Fax: (205) 625-4016
Bullock Bullock County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 230
Union Springs, AL 36089-0230
Phone: 334-738-2280
Fax: (334) 738-2282
Butler Butler County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 236
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone: 334-382-3521
Fax: (334) 382-7488
Calhoun Calhoun County Absentee Elections Manager
1702 Nobile St, Ste 111
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: (256) 241-2822
Fax: (256) 241-2790
Chambers Chambers County Circuit Clerk
2 Lafayette St
Lafayette, AL 36862
Phone: 334-864-4348
Fax: (334) 864-4368
Cherokee Cherokee County Circuit Clerk
100 Main St, Rm 203
Centre, AL 35960
Phone: 256-927-3637

Chilton Chilton County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 1946
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: 205-755-4275

Choctaw Choctaw County Circuit Clerk
117 South Mulberry Avenue Suite 10
Butler, AL 36904
Phone: 205-459-2155
Fax: (205) 459-3218
Clarke Clarke County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 28
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: 251-275-3363

Clay Clay County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 155
Ashland, AL 36251-0814
Phone: 256-354-2454
Fax: 254-354-2249
Clebume Clebume County Circuit Clerk
120 Vickery St, Ste 202
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: 256-463-2651
Fax: (256) 463-2257
Coffee Coffee County Absentee Elections Manager
P.O. Box 427
New Brockton, AL 36351
Phone: (334) 894-1100

Colbert Colbert County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 740370
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 256-314-5850
Fax: (256) 386-8505
Conecuh Conecuh County Circuit Clerk
111 Ct St Rm 203
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 251-578-7012
Fax: (251) 578-7013
Coosa Coosa County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: 256-377-2678

Covington Covington County Circuit Clerk
1-K N Ct Sq
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334-428-2520

Crenshaw Crenshaw County Absentee Elections Manager
P.O. Box 263
Luverne, AL 36049
Phone: 334-335-6568 x285
Fax: (334) 335-3616
Cullman Cullman County Circuit Clerk
500 Second Ave SW, Ste 303
Cullman, AL 35055-4137
Phone: 256-775-4654

Dale Dale County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 1350
Ozark, AL 36361
Phone: (334) 774-5003

Dallas Dallas County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: 334-874-2525

DeKalb DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 681149
Fort Payne, AL 35968-1613
Phone: 256-845-8525
Fax: (256) 845-8535
Elmore Elmore County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 310
Wetumpka, AL 36093
Phone: 334-514-3116

Escambia Escambia County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 856
Brewton, AL 36427-0856
Phone: 251-867-0225

Etowah Etowah County Circuit Clerk
801 Forrest Ave, Ste 202
Gadsen, AL 35901
Phone: 256-549-2181
Fax: (256) 439-6001
Fayette Fayette County Circuit Clerk
103 1st Ave NW Ste 2
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: 205-932-4510
Fax: (205) 932-2697
Franklin Franklin County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 160
Russellville, AL 35653-0160
Phone: (256) 332-8861

Geneva Geneva County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 86
Geneva, AL 36340-0086
Phone: (334) 684-5620
Fax: (334) 684-5605
Greene Greene County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 307
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3598
Fax: (205) 372-1510
Hale Hale County Circuit Clerk
1001 Main St # 13
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: (334) 624-4334

Henry Henry County Circuit Clerk
101 Ct Sq, Ste J
Abbeville, AL 36310-2135
Phone: (334) 585-2753
Fax: (334) 585-5006
Houston Houston County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 6406
Dothan, AL 36302
Phone: 334-671-8700

Jackson Jackson County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 459
Scottsboro, AL 35768-0397
Phone: 256-574-9380
Fax: (256) 259-9981
Jefferson - Bessemer Jefferson - Bessemer County Circuit Clerk
1851 2nd Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: (205) 497-8510
Fax: 205-497-8510
Jefferson - Birmingham Jefferson - Birmingham County Circuit Clerk
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Ste. A410
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-325-5313
Fax: 205-325-5313
Lamar Lamar County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 434
Vernon, AL 35592-0434
Phone: (205) 695-7193
Fax: (205) 695-0046
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 776
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: (256) 760-5728

Lawrence Lawrence County Circuit Clerk
14451 Market St, Ste 300
Moulton, AL 35650
Phone: (256) 974-2438
Fax: (256) 974-2426
Lee Lee County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1616
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: 334-737-3490
Fax: (334) 737-3520
Limestone Limestone County Circuit Clerk
200 Washington St W.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233-6406
Fax: (256) 232-0764
Lowndes Lowndes County Absentee Elections Manager
P.O. Box 235
Hayneville, AL 36040-0876
Phone: (334) 548-2569

Macon Macon County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 830723
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Phone: (334) 724-2614

Madison Madison County Circuit Clerk
100 Northside Sq, Rm 217
Huntsville, AL 35801-4800
Phone: (256) 532-3390
Fax: (256) 532-3768
Marengo Marengo County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 480566
Linden, AL 36748-0566
Phone: (334) 295-2224
Fax: (334) 295-2092
Marion Marion County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 1595
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-7451

Marshall Marshall County Circuit Clerk
424 Blount Ave, Ste 201
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 571-7785

Mobile Mobile County Absentee Elections Manager
205 Government St, Ste C-913
Mobile, AL 36644-2911
Phone: (251) 574-5945
Fax: (251) 574-8075
Monroe Monroe County Circuit Clerk
65 N Alabama Ave
Monroeville, AL 36460
Phone: (251) 743-2283
Fax: (251) 575-5933
Montgomery Montgomery County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102-1667
Phone: (334) 832-1260

Morgan Morgan County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 668
Decatur, AL 35602-0668
Phone: (256) 351-4849

Perry Perry County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 505
Marion, AL 36756-0505
Phone: (334) 683-6106
Fax: (334) 683-2207
Pickens Pickens County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 418
Carrollton, AL 35447-0418
Phone: (205) 367-2050
Fax: (205) 367-2054
Pike Pike County Circuit Clerk
120 W Church St
Troy, AL 36081
Phone: (334) 566-5113
Fax: (334) 807-5009
Randolph Randolph County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 328
Wedowee, AL 36278-0328
Phone: (256) 357-4551
Fax: (256) 357-9012
Russell Russell County Circuit Clerk
501 14th St
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: (334) 298-0516 x2334
Fax: (334) 297-6250
Shelby Shelby County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 1810
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: 205-669-3760
Fax: (205) 669-3786
St. Clair St. Clair County Circuit Clerk
100 6th Ave, Ste 400
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: (205) 594-2184
Fax: (205) 594-2196
Sumter Sumter County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 936
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-2291

Talladega Talladega County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 6137
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: (256) 761-2102 x1208
Fax: (256) 480-5291
Tallapoosa Tallapoosa County Circuit Clerk
125 N Broadnax St, Rm 132
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone: (256) 825-1098
Fax: (256) 329-8123
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk
714 Greensboro Ave Rm 214
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-464-8259
Fax: (205) 464-8588
Walker Walker County Circuit Clerk
1801 3rd Ave Ste 205
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7268

Washington Washington County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 548
Chatom, AL 36515-0548
Phone: (251) 847-2239

Wilcox Wilcox County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 608
Camden, AL 36726
Phone: (334) 682-4126 x3

Winston Winston County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 309
Double Springs, AL 35553-0309
Phone: (205) 489-5533