Don’t miss your chance to vote


For those planning to vote in the states below, visit now to complete a registration application and request an absentee ballot for the presidential preference primaries (P) and state primaries (S):
February 30-day notice

  • New Hampshire: Feb. 9 (P)
  • South Carolina: Feb. 20 (P, Republican primary only)
  • South Carolina: Feb. 27

(P, Democratic primary only, tentative)

March 60-day notice

  • Alabama: March 1 (P, S)
  • Arkansas: March 1 (P, S)
  • Georgia: March 1 (P)
  • Massachusetts: March 1 (P)
  • Oklahoma: March 1 (P)
  • Tennessee: March 1 (P)
  • Texas: March 1 (P, S)
  • Vermont: March 1 (P)
  • Virginia: March 1 (P)
  • Louisiana: March 5 (P)
  • Idaho: March 8 (P, Republican primary only)
  • Michigan: March 8 (P)
  • Mississippi: March 8 (P, S)
  • Puerto Rico: March 13 (P, Republican primary only)
  • Florida: March 15 (P)
  • Illinois: March 15 (P, S)
  • Missouri: March 15 (P)
  • North Carolina: March 15 (P, S)
  • Ohio: March 15 (P, S)
  • Arizona: March 22 (P)

April 90-day notice

  • Wisconsin: April 5 (P)
  • New York: April 19 (P)
  • Connecticut: April 26 (P)
  • Delaware: April 26 (P)
  • Maryland: April 26 (P, S)
  • Pennsylvania: April 26 (P, S)
  • Rhode Island: April 26 (P)

It only takes a few quick steps to make sure your vote is counted no matter where you are in the world. To register and request your ballots, complete the Federal Post Card Application using the FPCA online assistant (, or fill out the PDF (, or pick up a hardcopy version from your voting assistance officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Office.
Not voting in these states? Find your state’s primary election dates at Select the state you want to register to vote in from the drop-down menu at the top left-hand side of the home page. 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 (
For more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process, go to or call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (