Voting Assistance Guide Revision Sheet

Voting Assistance Officers and volunteers should use this document to update the printed copy of the Voting Assistance Guide. Make sure you use it during voting activities (e.g. registration drives, Absentee Voting Weeks) to ensure the voters you are assisting have the latest information.

 

Changes By State

Front Cover

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/13/2019 Updated United States Navy Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

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

11/14/2019 Updated United States Navy Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

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

Chapter 1, How to Vote Absentee

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/22/2020 Updates to Chapter 1 Content

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Chapter 2, Absentee Voting Procedures By State and Territory

Alabama

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/24/2020 State Primary Runoff Election Date

July 14, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary Runoff - Registration

Postmarked by, June 29, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Request

Received by, July 09, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, July 14, 2020

Alaska

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

April 04, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, March 05, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, March 05, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, March 05, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by, 5 PM April 03, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

Return by Mail: Postmarked by*, April 04, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

Return by Fax: Received by, 8 PM April 04, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, March 25, 2020

Arizona

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/11/2020 Ballot Request Url

https://my.arizona.vote/UOCAVA2/default.aspx

California

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General Election Date

March 03, 2020

01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, February 18, 2020

01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General - Registration

By Online or Fax: Received by, February 18, 2020

01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, February 25, 2020

01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General - Ballot Return

Return by Mail: Postmarked by*, March 03, 2020

01/16/2020 CD 25 Special General - Ballot Return

Return by Fax: Received by, 8 PM March 03, 2020

Connecticut

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/24/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

Received by, May 28, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 01, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, June 02, 2020

Delaware

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/31/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/31/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 09, 2020

03/31/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, May 09, 2020

03/31/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by, 12 PM June 01, 2020

03/31/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, May 29, 2020

03/31/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM June 02, 2020

District of Columbia

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

June 16, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Mail: Received by, May 26, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 26, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Received by, June 13, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Email or Fax: Received by, June 16, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Mail: Received by, June 23, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

June 02, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Mail: Received by, May 12, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 12, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Received by, May 30, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Email or Fax: Received by, June 09, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Mail: Received by, June 02, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Email or Fax: Received by, June 02, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

By Mail: Received by, June 09, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

June 01, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

June 02, 2020

01/08/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

Georgia

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/17/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

May 19, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, April 20, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, May 19, 2020

Hawaii

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

April 04, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

Postmarked by*, March 05, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Received by, March 28, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM April 04, 2020

Indiana

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/20/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

Received by, May 04, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 21, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by, 12 PM June 01, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Within the U.S., Received by, 12 PM June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Outside the U.S., Return by Mail: Postmarked by*, June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Outside the U.S., Return by Email or Fax: Received by, 12 PM June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Registration

Received by, May 04, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 21, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by, 12 PM June 01, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Within the U.S., Received by, 12 PM June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Outside the U.S., Return by Mail: Postmarked by*, June 02, 2020

03/20/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Outside the U.S., Return by Email or Fax: Received by, 12 PM June 02, 2020

Kansas

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic Election Date

May 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, May 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Request

Sent by, May 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Democratic - Ballot Return

Received by, May 02, 2020

Kentucky

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/31/2020 Ballot Request Url

https://ky.secureballotusa.com/portal/#/request-ballot/fpca

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 23, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary Election Date

June 23, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, May 26, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Email/Online or Fax: Received by, 4 PM May 26, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, 6 PM June 16, 2020

03/24/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by*, June 23, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, May 26, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary - Registration

By Email/Online or Fax: Received by, 4 PM May 26, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, 6 PM June 16, 2020

03/24/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Received by*, June 23, 2020

Louisiana

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/17/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 20, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

Return by Mail: Postmarked by, May 20, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Email/Online or Fax: Received by, May 20, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 19, 2020

03/17/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM June 20, 2020

03/30/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 20, 2020

03/30/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Online System: Received by, May 30, 2020

03/30/2020 General Election - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, October 05, 2020

03/30/2020 General Election - Registration

By Online System: Received by, October 13, 2020

03/30/2020 General Runoff - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, November 04, 2020

03/30/2020 General Runoff - Registration

By Online System: Received by, November 14, 2020

Maryland

Change Date Section Updated Change
12/19/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM April 21, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary Election Date

February 04, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM January 14, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM January 14, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM January 28, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM January 28, 2019

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM January 31, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM February 04, 2019

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM January 28, 2020

12/19/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM February 04, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General Election Date

April 28, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM April 07, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM April 07, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM April 21, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM April 21, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM April 24, 2020

12/30/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM April 28, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 29, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM June 02, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 29, 2020

03/18/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM June 02, 2020

03/18/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM May 12, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 26, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM May 29, 2020

03/18/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM June 02, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General Election Date

April 28, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Mail, Email or Fax: Received by, 5 PM April 07, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Registration

By Online System: Received by, 11 PM April 07, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, 8 PM April 21, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Faxed Ballot: Received by, 11 PM April 21, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Request Email/Online Ballot: Received by, 11 PM April 24, 2020

03/24/2020 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, 8 PM April 28, 2020

Massachusetts

Change Date Section Updated Change
12/19/2019 State Primary Election Date

September 01, 2020

Mississippi

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/27/2020 State Primary Runoff Election Date

June 23, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary Runoff - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, May 26, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary Runoff - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, May 26, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary Runoff - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM June 23, 2020

Nebraska

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/06/2019 State Primary - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by*, April 24, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary Election Date

May 12, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by*, April 24, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, April 27, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, 6 PM May 01, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM May 12, 2020

New Hampshire

Change Date Section Updated Change
12/19/2019 Presidential Primary Election Date

February 11, 2020

New York

Change Date Section Updated Change
03/17/2020 CD 27 Special Election Election Date

April 28, 2020

03/17/2020 CD 27 Special Election - Registration

Received by*, April 08, 2020

03/17/2020 CD 27 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, April 03, 2020

03/17/2020 CD 27 Special Election - Ballot Return

Postmarked by**, April 27, 2020

Pennsylvania

Change Date Section Updated Change
12/30/2019 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, April 13, 2020

12/30/2019 State Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, April 13, 2020

12/30/2019 General Election - Registration

By Mail: Received by, October 19, 2020

03/27/2020 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

03/27/2020 Presidential Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, May 18, 2020

03/27/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 01, 2020

03/27/2020 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Signed by*, 11 PM June 01, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, May 18, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 01, 2020

03/27/2020 State Primary - Ballot Return

Signed by*, 11 PM June 01, 2020

Rhode Island

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/04/2019 Voted Ballot Return - 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.

You can submit the state absentee ballot by mail or fax (fax only if you requested your absentee ballot by fax).

Mail your ballot directly to:

Rhode Island Board of Elections
2000 Plainfield Pike
Cranston, RI 02921

Fax (fax only if you requested your absentee ballot by fax) your ballot directly to the State Board of Elections at 401-222-6529.

If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. 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.

11/04/2019 FWAB Submission - How and where to submit your FWAB (mail)

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:

Rhode Island Board of Elections
2000 Plainfield Pike
Cranston, RI 02921

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.

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary Election Date

April 28, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Postmarked by**, April 07, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 4 PM May 01, 2020

11/13/2019 General Election - Ballot Request

Received by, October 13, 2020

11/13/2019 State Primary* - Ballot Return

Received by, September 11, 2020

11/13/2019 General Election - Ballot Return

Received by, November 10, 2020

11/13/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, May 01, 2020

South Dakota

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/07/2019 Presidential Primary Election Date

June 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Registration

Received by, May 18, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 02, 2020

11/07/2019 Presidential Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM June 02, 2020

Wisconsin

Change Date Section Updated Change
12/06/2019 CD 7 Special Primary Election Date

February 18, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special General Election Date

May 12, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Registration

Overseas Citizens, Postmarked by, January 29, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Overseas Citizens, Received by, 5 PM February 13, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Uniformed Services and eligible family members, Received by, 5 PM February 18, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM February 18, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special General - Registration

Overseas Citizens, Postmarked by, April 22, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Overseas Citizens, Received by, 5 PM May 07, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Request

Uniformed Services and eligible family members, Received by, 5 PM May 12, 2020

12/06/2019 CD 7 Special General - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM May 12, 2020

Chapter 3, Guide for Voting Assistance Officers

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01/22/2020 Updates to Chapter 3 Content

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Appendix

Appendix

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/05/2019 Appendix

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01/22/2020 Appendix

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FAQs

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/05/2019 FAQs

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01/22/2020 FAQs

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