Two North Carolina Special Elections Scheduled

Alexandria, VA - Ballots are currently available for two special primary elections in the State of North Carolina to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts.

The special primary election in the 3rd Congressional District will be held on April 30, 2019. This District includes all or part of Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, and Tyrrell counties.

The special primary election in the 9th Congressional District will be held on May 14, 2019. This District includes all or part of Anson, Bladen, Cumberland, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Union counties.

Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens who are residents of North Carolina's 3rd or 9th Congressional districts, should register and request an absentee ballot today at FVAP.gov using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Complete, sign and send the FPCA to your election office.

To access the FPCA, you can:

Be sure to double-check that your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you to ensure you receive your ballot.

If you have not received your requested State ballot 30 days before the election, use the backup ballot, or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). It's available at www.fvap.gov/r3/fwab/state?state=NC via an online assistant that provides you with the candidate list. You may also complete the fillable PDF or pick up a hardcopy version from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, you should still complete and return it, as well. Only one ballot per person will be counted.

Detailed instructions and county contact information is available at www.fvap.gov/north-carolina

Deadlines for the 3rd Congressional District Special Primary Election:

  • Voter Registration: April 29, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
  • Ballot Request: April 29, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
  • Ballot Return via Email/Online or Fax: 7:30 PM ET on April 30, 2019
  • Ballot Return via Mail: Sent by April 30, 2019 and received by 5:00 PM ET on May 9, 2019

Deadlines for the 9th Congressional District Special Primary Election:

  • Voter Registration: May 13, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
  • Ballot Request May 13, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
  • Ballot Return via Email/Online or Fax: 7:30 PM ET on May 14, 2019
  • Ballot Return via Mail: Sent by May 14, 2019 and received by 5:00 PM ET on May 23, 2019

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Federal Voting Assistance Program The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization that works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world.

FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice, and election officials from 50 States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. State and local governments administer U.S. elections, including those for federal offices. FVAP supports State and local election officials by providing absentee voting information, materials, training and guidance.

Voters can contact FVAP's call center at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find FVAP on Facebook at facebook.com/DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

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