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

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is an alternative, downloadable ballot which you can use to vote in General Elections* for the offices of President/Vice President, US Representative, and US Senator - as well as the non-voting congressional representatives from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, etc.  It is accepted by all states and territories.

* Note: a few states allow the FWAB to be used as a combined registration and ballot.  Some states also allow use of the FWAB for non-federal and for primary elections.  Please seee the associated FWAB question in the OVF Voter Help Desk for further information.

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.

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