December 2023 Voter Alert

Upcoming elections for federal office:

The following states have elections for federal office in the next 90 days:

P- Presidential Primary; S- State Primary; D- District Primary; T- Territory Primary

*Dates subject to change. Election dates marked with an asterisk are updated and state-approved.

December 2023:
No elections for federal office scheduled

January 2024- 30 Day Notice:
*January 23rd: New Hampshire (P)

February 2024 – 60 Day Notice:
February 3rd: South Carolina (P) – Democratic
February 6th: Nevada (P)
February 24th: South Carolina (P) – Republican
*February 27th: Michigan (P)

March 2024 – 90 Day Notice:
March 5th:
*Alabama (P)(S)
Arkansas (P)(S)
California (P)
Colorado (P)
Maine (P)
Massachusetts (P)
Minnesota (P)
North Carolina (P)(S)
Oklahoma (P)
Tennessee (P)
Texas (P)(S)
Utah (P)
Vermont (P)
Virginia (P)
March 12th:
Georgia (P)
Mississippi (P)(S)
*Washington (P)
March 19th:
Arizona (P)
Florida (P)
Illinois (P)(S)
Kansas (P)
Ohio (P)(S)
March 23rd:
Louisiana (P)

Register and request your ballot by your state's deadline. You can use FVAP's easy online assistant at to walk you through each section of the form. After you finish filling out the FPCA, print it, sign it, and send it to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some require it by mail. Check your state-specific guidelines at

Once you receive your requested absentee ballot, vote and return it as soon as you get it. Remember to carefully follow the instructions, especially if a "security envelope" is required, and sign the package as indicated when returning it.

To save time, send voted ballots electronically if allowed by state law. Voters can check if their state accepts completed absentee ballots by email, fax, or via an online portal at

If a requested ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately at It acts as a backup ballot. If your official state absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, complete and send in the official ballot, too. Only one will be counted.

To ensure your voted ballot is received by your state, go to, click on your state and then the "check the status of your voted ballot" button.

To find your state's election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit the contact page. You can also reach out directly to your election office for status updates on your registration and absentee ballot.

Additional Information for non-UOCAVA voters: Uniformed service members, their families, and Department of Defense civilians who are currently stationed in the same location as their voting address may visit to register to vote and request information from their local election office to vote locally.

The Department of Defense is required to send this email notification starting 90 days before each election for federal office. This information is current as of October 30, 2023. As updates may occur, please check the election calendars and state guidelines at for real time information.


If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or need help with the absentee voting process, please go to, call 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584), or email (

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