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 US Embassy via email at KLACS@state.gov to pick up a hardcopy version of FPCA.
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 – 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 the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services Office.
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.)
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for Alerts, and Malaysia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, located at 376 Jalan Tun Razak 50400, Kuala Lumpur, open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are a U.S. citizen and have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (030) 2168-5000 during normal business hours, or visit the U.S. Citizens Service website at https://my.usembassy.gov. We will post the most updated information on the website. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (03) 2168-5000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).