Voter Help Desk
What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is an alternative, downloadable ballot which, depending on your voter status, you can use to vote in federal, state and local elections, including ballot measures. It is accepted by all states and territories.

If you are indefinitely overseas, with no plans to return, we recommend you vote only at the Federal level, that is, President/Vice President; US House of Representatives and Senate, and forego voting for State and Local offices.

The FWAB is used by registered overseas and active duty uniformed services voters who have not received their official absentee ballot in a timely manner.

You can find the FWAB form here on our website, or you can visit our website’s homepage and click “View Details” under “Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot”. 




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