To ensure your voice is heard in the 2012 US election, you have just a few tasks left:
o to vote and return your ballot
o (if your ballot hasn’t arrived) to vote and return a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB); or
o to register or request an absentee ballot (if your state will accept it).
Check the FAWCO voter web site here to do a FWAB, to get information on your state deadlines and to request help. You can also send questions by e-mail ().
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Every US citizen who requested an absentee ballot and selected the fax or e-mail delivery option should have it by now. Vote your ballot (carefully following all the instructions) and return it promptly, to ensure your vote will count.
You can return your ballot by mail; registered mail is recommended. If time is tight, you may want to use a private courier service (e.g. FedEx, UPS or DHL) to meet your state's ballot receipt deadline. Some states allow you to return your ballot e-mail, fax or upload, but may also require you to still mail in the signed paper ballot. Check our web site here to be sure of your options.
Use the FWAB. Go to our web site here and follow the instructions for voting and returning the FWAB. If your regular absentee ballot arrives afterwards, don’t worry; just vote and return it right away. Local election officials will count just one ballot per voter, and will use your regular ballot if it is received by your state’s ballot receipt deadline. Mail the FWAB in the same was as a regular ballot; some states allow you to e-mail or fax it.
Some state registration deadlines have passed, but voters can always try. Here are three options.
The following states allow voters to e-mail or fax their signed, voted FWABs to local election officials: Arizona, California (fax only), Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. (Note: see instructions on our web site here)