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

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Change Date Section Updated Change
01/23/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6284
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

02/06/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 210-565-1983
Fax: 210-565-2543
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

02/26/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: (703) 697-5107
Fax: (703) 614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

02/26/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 703-697-5107
Fax: 703-614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

04/04/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6284
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

04/04/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6284
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

04/06/2018 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

04/06/2018 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

06/07/2018 Updated United States Coast Guard Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: Keirsten.E.Current2@uscg.mil
Phone: 202-795-6408
Website: http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/PSD/fs/CG-Federal-Voting-Assistance/

07/03/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6091/6067
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

07/03/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6091/202-485-6067
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html

07/24/2018 Updated United States Coast Guard Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: Keirsten.E.Current2@uscg.mil
Phone: 202-795-6408
Website: http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/PSD/fs/CG-Federal-Voting-Assistance/

07/25/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 703-697-5107
Fax: 703-614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

07/25/2018 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

07/26/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 703-697-5107
Fax: 703-614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

07/26/2018 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

07/26/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 703-697-5107
Fax: 703-614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

09/19/2018 Updated United States Air Force Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: vote.usaf@us.af.mil
Phone: 703-697-5107
Fax: 703-614-0099
Website: http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Voting

10/30/2018 Updated Department of State Service Voting Action Officer Contact Information

Email: votinginfo@state.gov
Phone: 202-485-6091/202-485-6067
Fax: 202-647-6201
Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/voting.html

Chapter 1, How to Vote Absentee

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/03/2018 Updates to Chapter 1 Content

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04/03/2018 Updates to Chapter 1 Content

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11/07/2018 Updates to Chapter 1 Content

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Chapter 2, Absentee Voting Procedures By State and Territory

Alaska

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/12/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

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.

04/12/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

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


This form must have a witness signature.

Arizona

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/12/2018 CD 8 Special Primary Election Date

February 27, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special General Election Date

April 24, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special Primary - Registration

Received by, January 29, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, February 16, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special General - Registration

Received by, March 26, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, April 13, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM February 27, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special General - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM April 24, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special Primary - Registration

Received by, 11 PM January 29, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 8 Special General - Registration

Received by, 11 PM March 26, 2018

07/02/2018 State Election Url

https://azsos.gov/elections

08/03/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are using this form to register to vote provide proof of citizenship. If you do not include proof of citizenship, you will be given a Federal ballot only.

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.

08/03/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you are using this form to register to vote, provide proof of citizenship. If you do not include proof of citizenship, you will be given a Federal ballot only. You must include a photocopy, do not send original documents.

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

08/03/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are using this form to register to vote, provide proof of citizenship. If you do not include proof of citizenship, you will be given a Federal ballot only. You must include a photocopy, do not send original documents.

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.

08/03/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are using this form to register to vote, provide proof of citizenship (Include a photocopy, do not send original documents.) If you do not include proof of citizenship, you will be given a Federal ballot only.

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.

08/03/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you are using this form to register to vote, provide proof of citizenship (Include a photocopy, do not send original documents.) If you do not include proof of citizenship, you will be given a Federal ballot only.

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

08/15/2018 Ballot Request Url

https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/election/Military/RegisterVoter1.aspx

Delaware

Change Date Section Updated Change
08/21/2018 State Primary - Ballot Request

Request Mail Ballot: Received by, September 04, 2018

Illinois

Change Date Section Updated Change
02/22/2018 State Primary - Ballot Request

Overseas Citizens, Signed by*, February 20, 2018

02/22/2018 State Primary - Ballot Request

Uniformed Services and eligible family members, Signed by, March 12, 2018

02/22/2018 General Election - Ballot Request

Overseas Citizens, Signed by*, October 09, 2018

02/22/2018 General Election - Ballot Request

Uniformed Services and eligible family members, Signed by, October 29, 2018

Kansas

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/11/2018 Ballot Request Url

https://www.kdor.ks.gov/Apps/VoterReg/Default.aspx

Maryland

Change Date Section Updated Change
10/10/2018 Voted Ballot Return - Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines provided 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.

10/10/2018 FWAB Block - Block 5 - Contact Information

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

Massachusetts

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/09/2018 State Primary** Election Date

September 04, 2018

01/09/2018 State Primary** - Ballot Request

Received by**, 5 PM August 31, 2018

01/09/2018 State Primary** - Ballot Return

Received by**, 8 PM September 04, 2018

Michigan

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/24/2018 CD 13 Special Election - Registration

Received by, November 06, 2018

01/24/2018 CD 13 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, 2 PM November 03, 2018

01/24/2018 CD 13 Special Election - Ballot Return

Received by, November 06, 2018

01/24/2018 CD 13 Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

06/20/2018 CD 13 Special Primary - Registration

Received by, August 07, 2018

06/20/2018 CD 13 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, 2 PM August 04, 2018

06/20/2018 CD 13 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Received by, August 07, 2018

06/20/2018 CD 13 Special Primary Election Date

August 07, 2018

Minnesota

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/29/2018 Special Election Election Date

August 14, 2018

06/29/2018 Special Election - Registration

Received by, August 14, 2018

06/29/2018 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, August 14, 2018

06/29/2018 Special Election - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM August 14, 2018

07/03/2018 Special Senate Election Election Date

August 14, 2018

09/13/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Registration

Received by, November 06, 2018

09/13/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, November 06, 2018

09/13/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Ballot Return

Received by, 8 PM November 06, 2018

09/13/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

Mississippi

Change Date Section Updated Change
09/27/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

09/27/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, October 08, 2018

09/27/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, October 27, 2018

09/27/2018 U.S. Senate Special Election - Ballot Return

Received by, 7 PM November 06, 2018

Montana

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/19/2018 State Election Url

https://sosmt.gov/elections/military-overseas/

09/27/2018 Ballot Request Url

https://www.vote4montana.us/

09/27/2018 Ballot Submission Url

https://www.vote4montana.us/

New Jersey

Change Date Section Updated Change
11/05/2018 General Election - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, November 06, 2018

New York

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/18/2018 Federal Primary Election Date

June 26, 2018

01/18/2018 Federal Primary - Registration

Received by, June 01, 2018

01/18/2018 Federal Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, June 19, 2018

01/18/2018 Federal Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, June 25, 2018

04/03/2018 State Primary Election Date

September 13, 2018

04/03/2018 State Primary - Registration

Received by, August 19, 2018

04/03/2018 State Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, September 06, 2018

04/03/2018 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, September 12, 2018

04/04/2018 State Primary - Registration

Received by, August 20, 2018

07/10/2018 State Primary Election Date

August 20, 2018

07/10/2018 State Primary - Registration

Received by, August 20, 2018

07/10/2018 State Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, September 06, 2018

07/10/2018 State Primary - Ballot Return

Postmarked by*, September 12, 2018

07/10/2018 State Primary Election Date

September 13, 2018

08/30/2018 CD 25 Special General Election Date

November 06, 2018

08/30/2018 CD 25 Special General - Registration

Received by, October 12, 2018

08/30/2018 CD 25 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, October 30, 2018

08/30/2018 CD 25 Special General - Ballot Return

Postmarked by**, November 05, 2018

Ohio

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/02/2018 CD 12 Special Primary Election Date

May 08, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special General Election Date

August 07, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, April 09, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, May 05, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Sent by*, May 08, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Mail: Received by, July 09, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, July 09, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, August 04, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Return

Sent by*, August 07, 2018

04/02/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, April 09, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary Election Date

May 08, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special General Election Date

August 07, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Registration

By Mail: Received by, April 09, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, April 09, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, May 05, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Return

Sent by*, May 08, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, May 05, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Mail: Received by, July 09, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, July 09, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, August 04, 2018

04/04/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Return

Sent by*, August 07, 2018

04/09/2018 CD 12 Special Primary - Ballot Request

Received by, 12 PM May 05, 2018

04/09/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, 12 PM August 04, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General Election Date

August 07, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Mail: Received by, July 19, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, July 19, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, 12 PM August 04, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Ballot Return

Sent by*, August 07, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Mail: Received by, July 09, 2018

06/14/2018 CD 12 Special General - Registration

By Email or Fax: Received by, July 09, 2018

Pennsylvania

Change Date Section Updated Change
01/12/2018 CD 18 Special General Election Date

March 13, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 18 Special General - Registration

Postmarked by, February 12, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 18 Special General - Ballot Request

Received by, March 12, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 18 Special General - Ballot Return

Sent by*, 11 PM March 20, 2018

01/12/2018 CD 18 Special General - Ballot Return

Sent by*, 11 PM March 12, 2018

10/01/2018 CD 15 Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

10/01/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, October 09, 2018

10/01/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, November 05, 2018

10/01/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Ballot Return

Sent by*, 11 PM November 05, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 7 Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 15 Special Election Election Date

November 06, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 7 Special Election - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, October 09, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 7 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, November 05, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 7 Special Election - Ballot Return

Sent by*, 11 PM November 05, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, October 09, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, November 05, 2018

10/02/2018 CD 15 Special Election - Ballot Return

Sent by*, 11 PM November 05, 2018

South Carolina

Change Date Section Updated Change
10/03/2018 General Election - Registration

By Mail: Postmarked by, October 17, 2018

10/03/2018 General Election - Registration

By Email/Online or Fax: Received by, October 17, 2018

South Dakota

Change Date Section Updated Change
09/20/2018 Ballot Tracking Url

https://vip.sdsos.gov/vipLogin.aspx

Texas

Change Date Section Updated Change
04/26/2018 CD 27 Special Election Election Date

June 30, 2018

04/26/2018 CD 27 Special Election - Registration

Received by*, May 31, 2018

04/26/2018 CD 27 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, May 16, 2018

04/26/2018 CD 27 Special Election - Ballot Return

Received by**, July 06, 2018

04/26/2018 CD 27 Special Election - Ballot Request

Received by, June 16, 2018

Utah

Change Date Section Updated Change
07/06/2018 Ballot Submission Url
07/06/2018 General Election - Ballot Request

Received by, October 30, 2018

Wisconsin

Change Date Section Updated Change
06/26/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to register to vote, you must enclose a proof of residence document that lists your current name and voting address along with this application.


If you a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.


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.

06/26/2018 FWAB Block - Block 6 - Party Affiliation

If you are a Uniformed Service member (or eligible family member), check Yes if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot, otherwise check No.


If you are an overseas citizen, Check Yes if you would like to request an absentee ballot, otherwise check No. You cannot use this form to register to vote.


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


Political party is not required.

06/26/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo id that are acceptable for voting.


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


This form must have a witness signature.

06/26/2018 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

If you are a Uniformed Service member (or eligible family member), you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. A copy of valid proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) must be enclosed along with your FWAB. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and your return is uncertain, you can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

06/26/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo id that are acceptable for voting.


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


This form must have a witness signature.

06/26/2018 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 your election official.

Your FWAB should be returned directly to your local election official. If you do not know your local election official's mailing address or contact information, please visit https://MyVote.wi.gov. You can also contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) by email: elections@wi.gov or by fax: (608) 267-0500.

If you do not have access to the internet or you cannot call the WEC, you may mail your ballot to the WEC:

Wisconsin Elections Commission
212 East Washington Ave, Third Floor
P.O. Box 7984
Madison, WI 53707-7984

Your FWAB will be forwarded to your local election official by the WEC. Please provide for additional mailing time if you send your FWAB to the WEC. Your FWAB must be received by your local election official by the ballot receipt deadline even if it is received by the WEC before this deadline.

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.

06/27/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to register to vote, you must enclose a proof of residence document that lists your current name and voting address along with this application.


If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.


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.

06/27/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo id that are acceptable for voting.


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


This form must have a witness signature.

06/27/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to register for the first time to vote, you must enclose a proof of residence document that lists your current name and voting address along with this application.


If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.


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.

06/27/2018 FWAB Block - Block 6 - Party Affiliation

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, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


Political party is not required.

06/27/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to register for the first time to vote, you must enclose a proof of residence document that lists your current name and voting address along with this application.


If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot for the first time, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.


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.

06/27/2018 FWAB Block - Block 9 - Additional Information

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


This form must have a witness signature.

06/27/2018 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

If you are a Uniformed Service member (or eligible family member), you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return, and are voting absentee for the first time, use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. A copy of valid proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) must be enclosed along with your FWAB. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and your return is uncertain, you can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

06/27/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to register to vote for the first time, you must enclose a proof of residence document that lists your current name and voting address along with this application.


If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and intend to return and are using this form to request an absentee ballot for the first time, you must enclose a copy of proof of identification (such as a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport) along with this application. Visit https://www.bringitwisconsin.com for additional forms of photo ID that are acceptable for voting.


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.

06/27/2018 FPCA Submission Method - How and where to submit your FPCA (email)

Your FPCA should be returned directly to your local election official. If you do not know your local election official's mailing address or how to contact them, you can find that information at https://MyVote.wi.gov, or by contacting the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) by email: elections@wi.gov, by phone: (866) 868-3947, by fax: (608) 267-0500, or by mail at:

Wisconsin Elections Commission
212 East Washington Ave, Third Floor
P.O. Box 7984
Madison, WI 53707-7984

In the event you do not have access to the internet or you cannot call the WEC you may send your FPCA to the WEC.

06/27/2018 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.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed 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.

Your ballot should be returned directly to your local election official. If you do not know your local election official's mailing address or contact information, please visit https://MyVote.wi.gov. You can also contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) by email: elections@wi.gov, by phone: (866) 868-3947, or by fax: (608) 267-0500.

If you do not have access to the internet or you cannot call the WEC, you may mail your ballot to the WEC:

Wisconsin Elections Commission
212 East Washington Ave, Third Floor
P.O. Box 7984
Madison, WI 53707-7984

Your ballot will be forwarded to your local election official by the WEC. Please provide for additional mailing time if you send your ballot to the WEC. Your ballot must be received by your local election official by the ballot receipt deadline even if it is received by the WEC before this deadline.

06/27/2018 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 your election official.

Your FWAB should be returned directly to your local election official. If you do not know your local election official's mailing address or contact information, please visit https://MyVote.wi.gov. You can also contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) by email: elections@wi.gov, by phone: (866) 868-3947, or by fax: (608) 267-0500.

If you do not have access to the internet or you cannot call the WEC, you may mail your ballot to the WEC:

Wisconsin Elections Commission
212 East Washington Ave, Third Floor
P.O. Box 7984
Madison, WI 53707-7984

Your FWAB will be forwarded to your local election official by the WEC. Please provide for additional mailing time if you send your FWAB to the WEC. Your FWAB must be received by your local election official by the ballot receipt deadline even if it is received by the WEC before this deadline.

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.

07/27/2018 FPCA Block - Block 9 - Additional Requirements for State

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.

07/27/2018 FWAB Allowed - Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

If you are a Uniformed Service member, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

All other UOCAVA voters must already be registered to use the FWAB. You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

Chapter 3, Guide for Voting Assistance Officers

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04/03/2018 Updates to Chapter 3 Content

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04/03/2018 Updates to Chapter 3 Content

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06/13/2018 Updates to Chapter 3 Content

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11/07/2018 Updates to Chapter 3 Content

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