The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. This district represents all counties in Montana.
Service members, eligible family members and 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. If you are a Montana resident, register and request an absentee ballot today starting at FVAP.gov.
To access the FPCA, you can:
- Use the FPCA online assistant (fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots);
- Complete the fillable PDF version (fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf); or
- Pick up a hardcopy version from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Office.
Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you.
Your election office must receive your FPCA by May 25; however, FVAP recommends you complete and send your FPCA now. Ballots will be sent beginning April 10 for those who have requested them.
Detailed instructions and county contact information is available at (fvap.gov/montana).
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) with an online assistant that provides you with the candidate list. It’s available using the “Get My Ballot” link at (fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots). You may also fill out the PDF (fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab2013.pdf) or pick up a hardcopy version from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, you should still complete and return it, as well. Only one ballot per person will be counted.
If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to FVAP.gov or call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (email@example.com).