Special Elections and General Election Runoffs

Special Elections and General Election Runoffs

Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov now for this year’s elections:

The following states have elections in the next 90 days:

Note: This information is current as of October 28, 2020. As further changes may occur, please check the election calendars and state pages at FVAP.gov for real-time information.

November 2020:

November 3: Nationwide General Election

November 3: Georgia Special Senate Election

November 3: Louisiana Open Congressional Primary Election

December 2020 – 30 Day Notice:

December 1: Arkansas (General Election Runoff, if needed)

December 5: Louisiana (Congressional General Election, if needed)

January 2021 – 60 Day Notice:

January 5: Georgia (General Election Runoff, if needed)

COVID-19 ELECTION UPDATE – FVAP is working closely with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies to bring you up-to-date information on possible mailing delays.  Please visit FVAP.gov/COVID-19 for the latest information on any international postal disruptions or contact your installation military post office.

Depending on your state of legal residence, there may still be time to register and request an absentee ballot. Voters can check their state registration and ballot request deadlines (these are different in many states) at FVAP.gov and use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for register and request a ballot. Every state allows voters to request the blank ballot to be sent to them electronically.

Vote now. Vote your absentee ballot as soon as you get it, and be sure to carefully follow the instructions and sign the package as indicated when returning it.

To save time, send ballots electronically if allowed by state law. Voters can check if their state accepts completed absentee ballots by email, fax, or via an online portal at FVAP.gov/guide.

If a requested ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately. It works like a backup ballot. If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, complete and send in the official ballot, too. Only one will be counted.

Make sure the voted ballot was received by your state. Go here FVAP.gov/military-voter, click on your state and then the “check the status of your voted ballot” button.

Read the latest 2020 General Election news release here.

To find your state’s election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit our contact page. You can also reach out directly to your election office for status updates on your registration and absentee ballot.

*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 FVAP.gov or call 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (vote@fvap.gov).

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Updated on October 28, 2020