The U.S. Presidential election is set for November 6, 2012. For US citizens currently living or serving in the following countries, you must consider mail transit time when submitting your ballot. FVAP and the Military Postal Service Agency recommend you mail back your ballot no later than:
- 22 days before the election: Iraq
- 17 days before the election: Afghanistan (excluding Airstop locations), Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Turkmenistan
- 11 days before the election: Germany
- 10 days before the election: Afghanistan Airstop locations, Bahrain, Cuba, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
- 7 days before the election: Japan, Korea, Philippines
For a full list, visit FVAP.gov.
Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)
The FWAB is a backup ballot. If 30 days before the election you think you will not receive your state ballot in time to vote and return it, vote the FWAB! Go to FVAP.gov and get started! This ballot is accepted by all states from any overseas or military voter who has registered and requested a ballot for 2012. If you receive your state ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return it as well. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the state ballot will be counted.
For more information on voting, contact your units voting assistance officer or Capt. Staci Reidinger, the Installation Voting Assistance Officer at (928) 268-3609.