Primary Elections Are in Full Swing

United States Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Message for U.S. Citizens
Primary Elections Are in Full Swing

May 15, 2018

This year, the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election.

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:

May – Less than 30 Day Notice:

May 22:  Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas.

June – 30 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;

June 30:  Texas 27th Congressional District Special Election.

July – 60 Day Notice:

July 17:  Alabama;

July 24:  Georgia.

August – 90 Day Notice:

August 2:  Tennessee;

August 4:  Virgin Islands;

August 7:  Ohio 12th Congressional District Special General;

August 7:  Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington;

August 11:  Hawaii;

August 14:  Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin;

August 21:  Alaska, Wyoming;

August 25:  Guam;

August 28:  Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recommends that all military members and their eligible family members away from their voting jurisdiction, as well as U.S. citizens overseas, send in a Federal Post Card Application (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 last general election.

To register and request your ballots, complete the FPCA using the online assistant (  You may also use the fillable PDF ( or pick up a hardcopy version from the U.S. Embassy Dhaka American Citizen Services Section.

Not voting in the states listed above?  Find your state’s primary election dates at 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  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 (