Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Primary Elections

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United States Embassy London, United Kingdom
March 12, 2018


Primary Elections Begin This Month. Register and request your absentee ballot for all 2018 elections at

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  Complete the Federal Post Card Application (“FPCA”) using the online assistant ( You may also use the fillable PDF ( or pick up a hardcopy version from the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. Consulate.

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:



March 13: *Special Election* Pennsylvania-Congressional District 18 Special Election
(includes parts of Green, Washington, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties)
March 20: Illinois


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


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


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.

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