Presidential Preference Primaries

The 2020 Election Season has begun – Register to Vote and Request Your Absentee Ballots at now for the states below.

February 11: New Hampshire (P)

February 29: South Carolina (P-Democratic Only)

NOTE: Due to the fact that you should request your primary ballot from the above states before December 31, 2019, it is recommended that you send in a second ballot request after January 1, 2020 to ensure you will receive ballots for all other elections in 2020.

To register and request your ballot, fill out the FPCA using FVAP’s easy online assistant ( You may also use the fillable PDF ( or pick up a hardcopy version from a Voting Assistance Officer on your installation or at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate’s American Citizen Services Office.

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 an FPCA in January to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal office elections in 2020.

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

*The Department of Defense is required to send this email notification monthly, starting 90 days before each election for federal office. You will receive these messages through the 2020 General Election.

If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or need help with the absentee voting process, please go to or call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (

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