Event: U.S. Citizens registered to vote in Texas or Ohio should submit an absentee ballot now for these special elections for federal office to beheld within 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 and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County. Service members, eligible family members, and overseas citizens who are registering to vote for the first time 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, fax must be received by July 16, and the original must be received by mail by the County on the 4th business day). Voters who receive their absentee ballot must return it by MAIL or FAX (fax only if located in a hostile fire zone) and postmark 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 a vacancy for 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 for the first time 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 by July 6. Ohio voters already registered can use the FPCA to request their absentee ballot up until 12PM on July 31. Voters who receive their absentee ballot must send it by MAIL by 12:01 AM, August 3, 2021. Detailed instructions and county contact information are available at fvap.gov/ohio.
Voters from all 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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