2018 Voter Message for U.S. Citizens: US Embassy Juba (March 14, 2018)

Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov

This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. 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 FVAP.gov to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or contact the Embassy via email at ACSJuba@state.gov.

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:

March:

March 20: Illinois.

April – 30 Day Notice:

April 8 – *Special Election*: Arizona Congressional District 8 Special General election (Maricopa County).

May – 60 Day Notice:

May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia;
May 15: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania;
May 22: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas.

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: Arkansas, District of Columbia;
June 26: Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah.

FVAP recommends that all U.S. citizens overseas send in a FPCA every January to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal elections in 2018. Now is the time to update your mailing address and absentee ballot request information to reflect any changes since the 2016 general election.

To register and request your ballots, complete the FPCA using the online assistant (fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots). You may also use the fillable PDF (fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf) or pick up a hardcopy version from a Voting Assistance Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Juba.

Are you unable to drop off your registration or ballot at the U.S. Embassy during business hours?  Consular staff will be at Kerbino’s restaurant in Juba this Sunday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.  Information will be available on how to register to vote and you may drop off your sealed and U.S. domestic-postage paid voter registration cards or ballots.  Kerbino’s is located at the UAP Equatoria Tower, near Konyo-Konyo market.

Follow the U.S. Embassy in Juba on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date on voter assistance events and other information.

Not voting in the states listed above? Find your state’s primary election dates at FVAP.gov: Select the state where you want to register to vote from the drop-down menu in the “Voters Start Here” box at the top left-hand side of FVAP.gov. 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 (fvap.gov/info/contact).

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