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Which States have expanded use of the FWAB?
 

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is accepted in ALL  states for registered voters who have requested a ballot whose ballots do not arrive in time for voting in federal elections.

 

The use of the Federal Write In Absentee Ballot has been expanded in half of the States  in different ways. Please take the time to read your State’s requirements and restrictions on the use of the FWAB.

 

Do not rely on this method, but use it in emergencies. Last minute registration does not allow time for you to provide additional or corrected information in the case of a registration denial.

 

Please note the source of this article: Federal Voting Assistamce Program fvap.gov



Alabama

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Alaska

Uniformed Services members, an eligible spouse or dependent, or an U.S. citizen residing outside of the United States and intend to return, can use the FWAB to register to vote and vote in all elections for federal and State offices, including ballot measures. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States whose intent to return is uncertain or U.S. citizens who have never resided in the United States can use the FWAB to register to vote and vote in all elections for federal office. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

 

Arizona

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

Arkansas

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

California

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Colorado

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Connecticut

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

Delaware

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

If you are a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States and your return is not certain, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Florida

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices.

 

Georgia

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Hawaii

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

Idaho

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Illinois

You must have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Indiana

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

If you are a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States and your return is not certain, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Iowa

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

The rules about the use of the FWAB are complicated in this state. Please go to the website to see the exact guidelines.

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/uocava/alternatives.html

Kansas

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

Kentucky

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Louisiana

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

Maine

You can use the the FWAB to register, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal and State offices as well as ballot measures.

Maryland

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

U.S. citizens residing outside the United States whose return is not certain can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Massachusetts

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal and State offices as well as ballot measures.

Michigan

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Minnesota

You can use the FWAB to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

U.S. citizens residing outside the United States whose return is not certain and U.S. citizens who have never resided in the United States can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Mississippi

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Elections Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Missouri

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Montana

A FWAB is a blank write-in ballot that does not contain any offices or candidate’s names. UOCAVA voters may register, if not already registered, and vote in any election (13-21-225, MCA) using the FWAB.

Nebraska

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Nevada

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Overseas citizens can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

 

 

New Hampshire

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

New Jersey

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

U.S. citizens residing outside the United States whose return is not certain, can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

 

New Mexico

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

New York

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

If you are a Uniformed Service member (or eligible family member), you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

If you are an overseas citizen, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

 

North Carolina

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

North Dakota

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Ohio

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Oklahoma

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal and State offices.

 

Oregon

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Pennsylvania

If you are a Uniformed Service member or eligible family member, you can use the FWAB to register to vote and vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

If you are an overseas citizen and have already requested an absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. If not, you can only use the FWAB to vote in elections for federal office.

 

Rhode Island

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

South Carolina

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot by October 22 in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

 

South Dakota

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

Tennessee

The FWAB can be used to temporarily register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Texas

All voters must be registered and have already requested an absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

If you are a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States whose return is not certain, you can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office.

All other UOCAVA voters can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Utah

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

 

Vermont

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

 

Virginia

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Source: fvap.gov

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