U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
Message for U.S. Citizens: Alabama Special General Election
September 19, 2017
Alabama Special General Election Scheduled for December 12
The State of Alabama will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions.
Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which is 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 resident of Alabama, register and request an absentee ballot today starting at FVAP.gov.
If you are not currently registered, your FPCA needs to be postmarked by November 27; if you are currently registered, your FPCA ballot request must be postmarked by December 7.
To access the FPCA, you can:
- Use the FPCA online assistant http://fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots;
- Complete the fillable PDF version: http://fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf; or
- Pick up a hardcopy version from the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon.
Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you.
Detailed instructions and county contact information is available at http://fvap.gov/alabama.
Ballots will be sent beginning October 27 for those who have requested them. If you do not receive your requested State ballot, 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 http://fvap.gov/alabama. You may also fill out the PDF: http://fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab2013.pdf or pick up a hardcopy version from our office.
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 +1-703-588-1584 or email email@example.com.
Federal Voting Assistance Program
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization that works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so — from anywhere in the world.
FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice, and election officials from 50 States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. State and local governments administer U.S. elections, including those for federal offices. FVAP supports State and local election officials by providing absentee voting information, materials, training and guidance.
Voters can contact FVAP’s call center at +1-703-588-1584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find FVAP on Facebook at http://facebook.com/DoDFVAP and Twitter http://twitter.com/fvap.
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Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95 1 536 509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 1 536 509.
If you are in the United States, call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free or 1-202-501-4444 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).