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MASSACHUSETTS TO HOLD SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE

May 13, 2013 - Alexandria, Va. - The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will hold a Special General Election for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, June 25, to fill the seat vacated by Senator John Kerry.

Uniformed Services personnel, their spouses and dependents, and U.S. government employees serving outside the territorial limits of the United States must submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot.

You can register to vote and request an absentee ballot electronically, or by mail or fax, using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) automated tool at http://www.fvap.gov/request/request-ma.html. Do not forget to indicate on the FPCA how you would like to receive your absentee ballot (by mail, fax or email).

Please note you will not receive a ballot automatically, even if you voted in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

If you are concerned about not receiving your ballot in time to vote, use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The FWAB automated tool is available at http://www.fvap.gov/request/request-ma.html. The FWAB is also available in embassies, consulates and military installations around the world.

**Important Dates**

FPCA request deadline. Before 12 PM EDT, June 24
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by fax or email. Before 8 PM EDT, June 25
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by mail from within the U.S. Before 8 PM EDT, June 25
Voted ballot received by election authority for ballots returned by mail from outside the U.S. Postmarked by June 25 and received before 5 PM EDT, July 5

To determine the status of your absentee ballot request once submitted, contact your local election office. You can find contact information for your voting jurisdiction at http://www.wheredoivotema.com/track/trackmyballot.aspx.

Go to www.FVAP.gov to fill out and print your forms today! Additional information on the completion and submission of these forms is also available, as well as Massachusetts voter-specific information. Find a list of municipal contact information at https://www.fvap.gov/r3/jurisdictions/MA.

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For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit FVAP.gov for live chat assistance, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email vote@fvap.gov. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process.
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