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(11-08-2011) January and February 2012 Primaries

(11-08-2011) January and February 2012 Primaries


Military and overseas voters, submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) NOW to ensure you have the opportunity to vote in the upcoming early Presidential Primary Elections:


  • New Hampshire: January 10, 2012
  • South Carolina: January 21, 2012
  • Florida: January 31, 2012
  • Missouri: February 7, 2012
  • Arizona: February 28, 2012
  • Michigan: February 28, 2012


Go to and get started! It only takes a few minutes!

Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Now!

These States allow you to submit your FPCA now in 2011 so that you receive your State ballot and return it in time to be counted for these primaries.

HOWEVER! To ensure you are eligible to vote in other 2012 elections, including the General Presidential election, you must submit an FPCA AGAIN in January of 2012!

All members of the U.S. Uniformed Services, their family members and citizens residing outside the U.S. who are residents from these States should submit an FPCA for these elections by going to or by following the instructions in the Voting Assistance Guide, also available at

Be sure you include a phone and/or fax number and an email address on your absentee ballot application in case your local election official needs to contact you.  And, remember, many States allow you to submit your form electronically, deliver your ballot electronically or provide online ballot access.  Go to or your State’s election website to see how you can return your form.  You can find your State's website at FVAP's web portal:

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office at, or visit your State website.

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

The FWAB is a backup ballot.  If 30 days before the election you think you will not receive your State ballot in time to vote and return it, vote the FWAB!  Go to and get started!  You may also submit the FWAB any time after submitting an FPCA.

Additional information

Check your State's election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information and links to your local election offices.  Find your State's website at FVAP's web portal:

FVAP can be contacted at 1-800-438-8683.  Citizens may reach FVAP toll-free from 67 countries by using the toll-free numbers listed on the FVAP web portal,  Questions regarding the above may also be referred to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20301-1155, and at  And don’t forget to “like” us Facebook at and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

For more information, visit FVAP at:

We want your feedback!  If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process, please contact FVAP at, 1-800-438-8683, DSN 312-425-1584 or at  Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at:  With your feedback, we can make this even more helpful for the next election. 


The Voting Assistance Officer at the American Embassy in San Salvador is also always available to answer questions about absentee voting.  To contact the Voting Assistance Officer, call 011-503-2501-2628 or send an email to

Important for 2012: Make sure you resubmit a ballot request form in January 2012 to ensure you receive your ballots for the 2012 elections.  For additional State news, go to

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is located at Final Boulevard Santa Elena Sur, Urbanizacion Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, telephone 011-503-2501-2999, fax 011-503-2278-5522, email

The Consular Section is open for U.S. citizens' services from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays, excluding U.S. and Salvadoran holidays.  After business hours, the Embassy can be contacted by telephone at 011-503-2501-2316 or 011-503-2501-2253.

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Thank you and have a nice day.


American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit

U.S. Embassy San Salvador

Telephone: 011-503-2501-2628 

Fax: 011-503-2278-6020 / 011-503-2278-5522