March 25 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The 2014 Alabama State Primary elections are scheduled for June 3 with potential primary run-off elections scheduled for July 15. For this election only, Congressional District 6 (CD 6) Republicans will be sent a special instant run-off ballot by the office of the Alabama Secretary of State. The CD 6 Republican ballots will be transmitted, received and counted by the Secretary of State's office to ensure compliance with a court ruling enforcing the 45-day mandate for sending Federal Office ballots to all military and overseas citizens.

The 6th Congressional District consists of parts of Jefferson and Blount counties, all of Bibb, Chilton, Coosa and Shelby counties. If you are unsure if you reside in CD 6, check your voter registration record on the Secretary of State's election website:

All other voters in Alabama are unaffected and should send absentee ballot requests to their local election official using the dates below.

June 3rd Alabama special primary deadlines are as follows:

Important Dates
Deadline to register to vote Friday, May 23, 2014
Ballot request deadline Thursday, May 29, 2014
Ballots must be postmarked Monday, June 3, 2014
Ballots must be received 12pm CT, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Absentee military and overseas citizen Republican voters in the 6th Congressional District will be sent an instant primary run-off ballot to rank the candidates on the ballot in order of preference. The first choice will be counted as the vote in the primary election and the highest ranked choice of the remaining candidates in a potential run-off will be counted in that run-off.

If you are a current absent military or overseas voter with a valid absentee ballot application on file at least 45 days before the Republican primary election, your ballot will be sent automatically based on your current request by April 19, 2014.

6th Congressional District Republican voters who have not requested their absentee ballot or need to update their registration should submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to:

Ed Packard, Special State Absentee Election Manager
Office of the Secretary of State Room E-210
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

You can obtain an absentee ballot application from a voting assistance officer or by visiting

In the event an absent military or overseas voter makes a timely request for an absentee ballot to participate in both the Democratic primary and the Republican primary run-off (allowed by the rules of the Republican party), the voter will be sent both ballots separately but no later than 45 days before each respective election.

If you have questions, please contact Ed Packard at Ed.Packard @ or call using his direct line at 334.353.1266 or the Alabama's Secretary of State's toll free number at 800-274-8683.

You can also register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot at: Do not forget to indicate on the FPCA how you would like to receive your absentee ballot (electronically or by mail). If you are concerned about not receiving your ballot in time to vote, you can also use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). FVAP's FWAB online assistant is available at: The FWAB is also available at many military installations, embassies and consulates.

You can track the status of your ballot at:


For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email Twitter @FVAP

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