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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary April 26, 2016 State Primary April 26, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration By Mail: Postmarked by March 28, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by March 28, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by March 28, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by March 28, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by October 11, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request Received by April 25, 2016 Received by April 25, 2016 Received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Signed by* April 25, 2016 Signed by* April 25, 2016 Signed by* November 7, 2016

*Ballot Return: Ballots must be received by 5:00 pm on the 7th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://pavoterservices.state.pa.us

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/pennsylvania

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for special or general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Block 6

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

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

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.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

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. 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.

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 register to vote and vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

If you are an overseas citizen and have already requested an absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. If not, you can only use the FWAB to vote in elections for federal office.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot (Uniformed Service members only).

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

Block 5

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

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for special or general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

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, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly 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 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.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Board of Elections
Adams County Courthouse
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2313
Phone: (717) 337-9832
Fax: (717) 337-9830
Allegheny Allegheny County Board of Elections
542 Forbes Ave, Ste 604
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2953
Phone: (412) 350-4520
Fax: (412) 350-5697
Armstrong Armstrong County Board of Elections
450 E Market St, Ste 207
Kittanning, PA 16201-1429
Phone: (724) 548-3222
Fax: (724) 548-3714
Beaver Beaver County Board of Elections
Beaver County Courthouse
Beaver, PA 15009-2139
Phone: (724) 770-4440
Fax: (724) 728-9318
Bedford Bedford County Board of Elections
200 S Juliana St, 3rd Fl
Bedford, PA 15522-0166
Phone: (814) 623-4807
Fax: (814) 623-0991
Berks Berks County Board of Elections
Berks County Courthouse/Services Ctr.
Reading, PA 19601-4302
Phone: (610) 478-6490
Fax: (610) 478-6218
Blair Blair County Board of Elections
Blair County Courthouse
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-2022
Phone: (814) 693-3150
Fax: (814) 693-3033
Bradford Bradford County Board of Elections
6 Court St, Ste 2
Towanda, PA 18848-1878
Phone: (570) 265-1717
Fax: (570) 265-1738
Bucks Bucks County Board of Elections
55 E. Court St.
Doylestown, PA 18901-4318
Phone: (215) 348-6153
Fax: (215) 348-6387
Butler Butler County Board of Elections
124 W. Diamond St
Butler, PA 16003-1208
Phone: (724) 284-5308
Fax: (724) 284-5311
Cambria Cambria County Board of Elections
200 S. Center St
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1947
Phone: (814) 472-1464
Fax: (814) 472-9642
Cameron Cameron County Board of Elections
20 E. 5th St
Emporium, PA 15834-1469
Phone: (814) 486-9321
Fax: (814) 486-3176
Carbon Carbon County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 170
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-0170
Phone: (570) 325-4801
Fax: (570) 732-0040
Centre Centre County Board of Elections
420 Holmes St
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488
Phone: (814) 355-6703
Fax: (814) 355-6857
Chester Chester County Board of Elections
601 Westtown Road, Ste 150
West Chester, PA 19380-0990
Phone: (610) 344-6410
Fax: (610) 344-5682
Clarion Clarion County Board of Elections
330 Main St
Clarion, PA 16214-1093
Phone: (814) 226-4000
Fax: (814) 226-8069
Clearfield Clearfield County Board of Elections
212 E. Locust St., Ste 106
Clearfield, PA 16830-2448
Phone: (814) 765-2642 x3012
Fax: (814) 765-2640
Clinton Clinton County Board of Elections
232 E. Main St
Lock Haven, PA 17745-1385
Phone: (570) 893-4043
Fax: (570) 893-4354
Columbia Columbia County Board of Elections
11 W. Main St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-0380
Phone: (570) 389-5640
Fax: (570) 784-0257
Crawford Crawford County Board of Elections
Crawford County Courthouse
Meadville, PA 16335-2678
Phone: (814) 333-7307
Fax: (814) 337-0457
Cumberland Cumberland County Board of Elections
1601 Ritner Highway, Ste 201
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 240-6385
Fax: (717) 240-7759
Dauphin Dauphin County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295
Phone: (717) 780-6360
Fax: (717) 780-6478
Delaware Delaware County Bureau of Elections
201 W Front St
Media, PA 19063
Phone: (610) 891-4673
Fax: (610) 892-0641
Elk Elk County Board of Elections
300 Center St
Ridgway, PA 15853-4659
Phone: (814) 776-5337
Fax: (814) 776-5362
Erie Erie County Board of Elections
140 W. 6th St, Rm 112
Erie, PA 16501-1029
Phone: (814) 451-6276
Fax: (814) 451-7007
Fayette Fayette County Board of Elections
Fayette County Public Service Building
Uniontown, PA 15401-3412
Phone: (724) 430-1289
Fax: (724) 430-4948
Forest Forest County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 3
Tionesta, PA 16353-9724
Phone: (814) 755-3537
Fax: (814) 755-8837
Franklin Franklin County Board of Elections
14 N Main St
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1824
Phone: (717) 261-3886
Fax: (717) 261-3131
Fulton Fulton County Board of Elections
116 W. Market St, Ste 203
McConnelsburg, PA 17233-1018
Phone: (717) 485-3691
Fax: (717) 485-9411
Greene Greene County Board of Elections
County Office Building
Waynesburg, PA 15370-1839
Phone: (724) 852-5304
Fax: (724) 852-5321
Huntingdon Huntingdon County Board of Elections
Huntington County Courthouse
Huntingdon, PA 16652-1457
Phone: (814) 643-3091
Fax: (814) 643-8152
Indiana Indiana County Board of Elections
825 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3934
Phone: (724) 465-3852
Fax: (724) 465-2935
Jefferson Jefferson County Board of Elections
155 Main St, 2nd Fl
Brookville, PA 15825-1269
Phone: (814) 849-1653
Fax: (814) 849-4084
Juniata Juniata County Board of Elections
1 N Main St
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Phone: (717) 436-7706
Fax: (717) 436-7756
Lackawanna Lackawanna County Board of Elections
2400 Stafford Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 963-6737
Fax: (570) 963-6691
Lancaster Lancaster County Board of Elections
150 N. Queen St, Ste 117
Lancaster, PA 17603-3562
Phone: (717) 299-8293
Fax: (717) 209-3076
Lawrence Lawrence County Board of Elections
Lawrence County Government Center
New Castle, PA 16101-3593
Phone: (724) 656-2161
Fax: (724) 656-1987
Lebanon Lebanon County Board of Elections
Municipal Building, Rm 209
Lebanon, PA 17042-6794
Phone: (717) 274-2801
Fax: (717) 274-8094
Lehigh Lehigh County Board of Elections
Lehigh County Government Center
Allentown, PA 18101-2401
Phone: (610) 782-3194
Fax: (610) 770-3845
Luzerne Luzerne County Board of Elections
20 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 207
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3505
Phone: (570) 825-1715
Fax: (570) 820-6399
Lycoming Lycoming County Board of Elections
48 W. Third St
Williamsport, PA 17701-0536
Phone: (570) 327-2285
Fax: (570) 320-2117
McKean McKean County Board of Elections
McKean County Courthouse
Smethport, PA 16749-1149
Phone: (814) 887-3203
Fax: (814) 887-2242
Mercer Mercer County Board of Elections
5 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137-1227
Phone: (724) 662-7542
Fax: (724) 662-1530
Mifflin Mifflin County Board of Elections
Mifflin County Courthouse
Lewistown, PA 17044-1770
Phone: (717) 248-6571
Fax: (717) 242-5455
Monroe Monroe County Board of Elections
Monroe County Administration Offices
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2170
Phone: (570) 517-3165
Fax: (570) 517-3856
Montgomery Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Courthouse
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3275
Fax: (610) 292-4527
Montour Montour County Board of Elections
Montour County Courthouse
Danville, PA 17821-1999
Phone: (570) 271-3000
Fax: (570) 271-3088
Northampton Northampton County Board of Elections
670 Wolf Ave
Easton, PA 18042-4343
Phone: (610) 559-3055
Fax: (610) 559-3736
Northumberland Northumberland County Board of Elections
320 N. Second St. Ste 1
Sunbury, PA 17801-2360
Phone: (570) 988-4208
Fax: (570) 988-4306
Perry Perry County Board of Elections
25 W Main St
New Bloomfield, PA 17068-0037
Phone: (717) 582-2131 x4110
Fax: (717) 582-5162
Philadelphia Philadelphia County Board of Elections
142 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 686-3943
Fax: (215) 686-3398
Pike Pike County Board of Elections
506 Broad St
Milford, PA 18337-1535
Phone: (570) 296-3426
Fax: (570) 296-6055
Potter Potter County Board of Elections
1 N Main St
Coudersport, PA 16915-1630
Phone: (814) 274-8467
Fax: (814) 274-7395
Schuylkill Schuylkill County Board of Elections
420 N. Center St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1467
Fax: (570) 628-1466
Snyder Snyder County Board of Elections
9 W Market St
Middleburg, PA 17842-0217
Phone: (570) 837-4286
Fax: (570) 837-4282
Somerset Somerset County Board of Elections
300 N. Center Ave, Ste 340
Somerset, PA 15501-1472
Phone: (814) 445-1549
Fax: (814) 445-7991
Sullivan Sullivan County Board of Elections
245 Muncy St, Ste 200
Laporte, PA 18626-0157
Phone: (570) 946-5201
Fax: (570) 946-4421
Susquehanna Susquehanna County Board of Elections
Susquehanna County Courthouse
Montrose, PA 18801-0218
Phone: (570) 278-4600
Fax: (570) 278-9268
Tioga Tioga County Board of Elections
118 Main St
Wellsboro, PA 16901-0589
Phone: (570) 723-8230
Fax: (570) 723-8206
Union Union County Board of Elections
155 N. 15th St
Lewisburg, PA 17837-8822
Phone: (570) 524-8681
Fax: (570) 524-8627
Venango Venango County Board of Elections
Courthouse Annex
Franklin, PA 16323-0831
Phone: (814) 432-9508
Fax: (814) 432-4741
Warren Warren County Board of Elections
Warren County Courthouse
Warren, PA 16365-2399
Phone: (814) 728-3406
Fax: (814) 728-3479
Washington Washington County Board of Elections
100 W. Beau St, Rm 206
Washington, PA 15301-4432
Phone: (724) 228-6750
Fax: (724) 250-6422
Wayne Wayne County Board of Elections
Wayne County Courthouse Annex
Honesdale, PA 18431-1996
Phone: (570) 253-5978
Fax: (570) 253-5432
Westmoreland Westmoreland County Board of Elections
2 N. Main St, Ste 109
Greensburg, PA 15601-2405
Phone: (724) 830-3150
Fax: (724) 830-3152
Wyoming Wyoming County Board of Elections
Wyoming County Courthouse
Tunkhannock, PA 18657-1216
Phone: (570) 996-2224
Fax: (570) 836-5797
York York County Board of Elections
28 E Market St
York, PA 17401-1579
Phone: (717) 771-9604
Fax: (717) 771-4387