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Category: Ballot Related Issues
 
Yes, your spouse, parent, sibling or adult child (over 18) may apply on your behalf.
 
Along with your absentee ballot, you will get an envelope (or printable envelope template) which says "OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOTING MATERIAL - FIRST-CLASS MAIL No Postage Necessary in the U.S. Mail - DMM 703.8.0". If you are able to get this envelope t...
 
At the beginning of each election year in which you would like to vote, you should file the Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form (also referred to as the Federal Post Card Application, or FPCA) with your local election official in the United St...
 
You need to submit another request for an absentee ballot each calendar year in which you want to vote, as well as every time your contact information changes.
 
There are two primary ways to return your ballot: 1. Postal Mail: If you use postal mail, it is best to mail it early from the post office and make sure it is postmarked to show the mailing date was on or before Election Day. Be sure that the address in...
 
Q: I sent in my voter registration to my last county, but have yet to receive a ballot and the election is just one month away. Is this normal? Should I expect it soon, or should I be re-registering? Should I be contacting the country clerk office? A: I...
 
If you are a registered overseas voter returning to the United States, you need to inform your local election official in the U.S. of the change. The election official to contact is the one in the voting district of your last U.S. residence address. You c...
 
Some states will provide a "Special Write-in Absentee Ballot" upon your special request. This is a blank write-in ballot sent well in advance of the General Election, if special conditions apply. If you believe that you will be unable to vote and return...
 
States and territories are required to send ballots to overseas and military voters 45 days before a general election. If you have not received your ballot by 30 days prior to the election, you may want to do two things: 1) Call or email your local el...
 
Your local election office in the United States sends out the absentee ballots to overseas and uniformed services voters. The absentee ballots should be sent out to voters 45 days before the election, for those who have already submitted their Voter Regis...
 
Overseas absentee voters sometimes receive voting materials that refer to their "current residence address" in the state in which they are voting, even though they don't currently reside in the United States. The use of this term can be confusing when ove...
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