Register and request an absentee ballot now for these special Congressional elections:
The following states have elections in the next 90 days:
July 27, 2021: Texas Special Runoff Election in U.S. Congressional District 6*
August 3, 2021: Ohio Special Primary Election in U.S. Congressional District 11 & 15**
*The State of Texas will conduct a special runoff election on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 6th Congressional District, which includes parts of Ellis, Navarro, and Tarrant counties. Service members, eligible family members, and overseas citizens who are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot can use the automated Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) completion tool available at fvap.gov/FPCA or use the fillable PDF version. Voters can send their completed and signed FPCA to their local election office by EMAIL, MAIL, or FAX. If emailed or mailed, FPCAs must be received by the County no later than July 16. Email is strongly encouraged. (If FAXED, the fax must be received by July 16, and the original hardcopy must be mailed and received by the County by the 4th business day after the fax). Voters must return their voted absentee ballot by MAIL or FAX (fax only allowed from hostile fire zones) and postmarked by 7PM, July 27, 2021. Detailed instructions and county contact information are available at fvap.gov/texas.
** The State of Ohio will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, to fill vacancies in the 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cuyahoga and Summit counties and the 15th Congressional district, which includes all of Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties and parts of: Athens, Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties. Service members, eligible family members, and overseas citizens who are registering to vote can use the automated Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) completion tool available at fvap.gov/FPCA or use the fillable PDF version. Ohio voters already registered to vote can use the FPCA to request their absentee ballot up until 12PM on July 31. Voters must MAIL their voted absentee ballot by 12:01 AM, August 3, 2021. Detailed instructions and county contact information are available at fvap.gov/ohio.
Voters from both states can verify the status of their voting materials by contacting their election office directly.
Voters who do not receive their requested ballot in time to return it by the ballot return deadline, can send the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to their election office as a backup ballot. If the voter’s official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, he or she may complete and submit the official ballot, too. Only one ballot will be counted.
FVAP offers an email-to-fax forwarding service for voters from states that do not allow email return of voted ballots. Voters who do not have access to a fax machine can email their completed ballot to fax@FVAP.gov and FVAP will forward the ballot as a fax to the appropriate election office.
If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or need help with the absentee voting process, please go to FVAP.gov, call 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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