California Special Primary Election Scheduled for April 4

The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County.

If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election will be held on June 6.

If you are a California resident from the 34th Congressional District, register and request an absentee ballot today starting at

Overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), the registration and ballot request form accepted by all States and territories. Complete, sign and send the FPCA to your election office. To access the FPCA, you can:

Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you.

If you are not currently registered, your FPCA needs to be received by March 20; if you are currently registered, your FPCA ballot request must be received by March 28.

Detailed instructions and county contact information is available at (

If you do not receive your requested State ballot 30 days before the election, there’s a backup ballot called the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). You may complete the form online, or receive a hardcopy from your Voting Assistance Officer.

Important Note: If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, you should still complete and return it, as well.  Your State will only count one ballot per person.

If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to or call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (

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