Military voting for upcoming primaries

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  • By Maj. William Newby
  • Eglin voting assistance officer
The 2016 presidential preference and state primaries have begun.  It only takes a few quick steps for a service member to ensure his or her vote is counted, no matter where they are in the world. To register and request a ballot, complete the Federal Post Card Application using the FPCA online assistant; fill out the PDF form; or pick up a hardcopy version from your voting assistance officer.

To register to vote in the following states, visit now to complete a registration application and request your absentee ballots for the presidential preference primaries and state primaries.

Feb. 20:
South Carolina (P, Republican Primary only)

Feb. 27:
South Carolina (P, Democratic Primary only, tentative)

March 1:
Alabama (P, S)
Arkansas (P, S)
Georgia (P)
Massachusetts (P)
Oklahoma (P)
Tennessee (P)
Texas (P, S)
Vermont (P)
Virginia (P)

March 5:
Louisiana (P)

March 8:
Idaho (P, Republican Primary only)
Michigan (P)
Mississippi (P, S)

March 13:
Puerto Rico (P, Republican Primary only)

March 15:
Florida (P)
Illinois (P, S)
Missouri (P)
North Carolina (P,S)
Ohio (P,S)

March 22:
Arizona: (P)

April 5:
Wisconsin (P)

April 19:
New York (P)
Connecticut (P)

April 26:
Delaware (P)
Maryland (P,S)
Pennsylvania (P,S)
Rhode Island (P)

Not voting in these states? Find your state's primary election dates at Select the state you want to register to vote in from the drop-down menu at the top left-hand side of the home page. To find your state's election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit FVAP's contact page.

For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email You can also contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process at or Twitter@FVAP. Eglin's voting assistance officers, Maj. William Newby or Senior Master Sgt. Jason Pedone, can be reached at

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