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NEWS | March 12, 2018

Get out the vote, know when your state’s primary elections are

By Federal Voting Assistance Program Federal Voting Assistance Program

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state's primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot.

To register and request your absentee ballot, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or FVAP, at to complete a Federal Post Card Application, or FPCA.

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:

March 13: Pennsylvania Congressional District 18 special election
March 20: Illinois

April-30 Day Notice
April 8: Arizona Congressional District 8 special general election

May-60 Day Notice
May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
May 15: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania
May 22: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky

June - 90 Day Notice
June 5: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota
June 12: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia
June 19: District of Columbia
June 26: Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah

The FVAP recommends that all military members and their eligible family members away from their voting jurisdiction, as well as U.S. citizens overseas, send in a Federal Post Card Application every year to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal elections.

Now is the time to update your mailing address and absentee ballot request information to reflect any changes since the last general election.

To find your state's election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit the FVAPs contact page at

To register and request your ballots, complete the FPCA using the online assistant at People can also use the fillable PDF at