THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
On May 1, the State of Texas is holding a special primary election to fill the Congessional seat for the 6th Congressional District.
For the best advice on how overseas Americans can find out if they are eligible to vote in this election, and how to register and submit their ballots, the best place to go is the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).
For service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens registering for the first time, a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) needs to be filled out and submitted to the relevant local election officials by mail, e-mail or fax. You can see an example of an FPCA on the FVAP's website, at fvap.gov/FPCA.
Registrations via email or fax must be received by April 1, 2021. Mailed-in registration forms must be postmarked by April 1, 2021
Ballot requests must be received by April 20, 2021.
Once you have registered and received an absentee ballot, you will need to return your signed ballot by mail,, postmarked by 7pm on May 1, 2021 and received by May 6, 2021.
Make sure you mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times in your local country and the United States. During the pandemic mailing times can be erratic and longer than usual, so don't leave it too late.
For further information on voting from abroad, and this election, go to www.fvap.gov.