Message for U.S. Citizens: Election Information for Absentee Ballot Voters

The following states have elections for federal office:

January 2022:
January 11: Florida Special General Election in U.S. Congressional District 20

February 2022:
No federal elections scheduled

March 2022:
March 1: Texas Primary Election*
March 8: North Carolina State Primary

*Subject to change

April 2022:
No federal Elections scheduled

May 2022:
May 3: Ohio State Primary, Indiana State Primary
May 10: West Virginia State Primary, Nebraska State Primary
May 17: North Carolina Runoff Primary, Idaho State Primary, Oregon State Primary, Pennsylvania State Primary, Kentucky State Primary
May 24: Arkansas State Primary, Georgia State Primary, Texas Runoff Primary, Alabama State Primary

COVID-19 ELECTION UPDATE – The Federal Voting Assistance Program ( 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 for the latest information on any international postal disruptions or contact your installation military post office.

Register and request your ballot by your state’s deadline. You can use FVAP’s easy online assistant at to walk you through each section of the form. After you finish filling out the FPCA, print it, sign it, and send it to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some require it by mail. Check your state-specific guidelines at

Once you receive your requested absentee ballot, vote and return it as soon as you get it. Remember to carefully follow the instructions, especially if a “security envelope” is required, and sign the package as indicated when returning it.

To save time, send voted 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

If a requested ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately at 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 is received by your state. Go to, click on your state and then the “check the status of your voted ballot” button.

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.

Additional Information for non-UOCAVA voters: Uniformed service members, their families, and Department of Defense civilians who are currently stationed in the same location as their voting address may visit to register to vote and request information from their local election office to vote locally.


    • U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia:
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      • phone number (business hours): +62-361-233-605
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    • Department of State – Consular Affairs