THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
Upcoming elections for federal office (North Carolina Primary Date Change):
Correction: The Primary Election date for North Carolina has been changed and will now take place on May 17. Please see the updated information below.
The following states have elections for federal office in the next 90 days:
January 11: Florida Special General Election in U.S. Congressional District 20
No federal elections scheduled
March 1: Texas Primary Election*
May 17: North Carolina Primary Election
*Subject to change
COVID-19 ELECTION UPDATE - FVAP is working closely with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies to bring you up-to-date information on possible mailing delays. Please visit fvap.gov/covid-19 for the latest information on any international postal disruptions or contact your installation military post office.
Register and request your ballot by your state's deadline. You can use FVAP's easy online assistant at fvap.gov/FPCA 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 fvap.gov.
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 FVAP.gov/guide.
If a requested ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately at www.fvap.gov/FWAB. It works like a backup ballot. If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, complete and send in the official ballot, too. Only one will be counted.
Make sure the voted ballot is received by your state. Go to FVAP.gov, 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 FVAP's 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 vote.gov to register to vote and request information from their local election office to vote locally.