When should I request and submit my absentee ballot?

Every Vote Counts!

Each state has its own deadlines for registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and sending completed absentee ballots, both for the primary and general election. Using the FVAP state-by-state guidance, you can find your state’s deadlines and the necessary forms for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. We recommend submitting your request and your completed ballot as soon as possible in order to ensure that your materials reach the United States on time.