Registering to Vote for U.S. Elections

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi (June 1, 2020)

Location:  Malawi

Event:  Registering to Vote for U.S. Elections

Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at now for the states below:

The following states have elections in the next 120 days:

P- Presidential Primary; S- State Primary; D- District Primary; T- Territory Primary

** Denotes a recent change in date

Note: This information is current as of June 1, 2020. Election dates marked with an asterisk are updated and state-approved. As further changes may occur, please check the election calendars and state pages at for real-time information.

June 2020:

June 2: **Delaware (P); District of Columbia (P,D); **Indiana (P, S); Iowa (S); **Maryland (P,S); Montana (P,S); New Mexico (P,S); **Pennsylvania (P,S); **Rhode Island (P); South Dakota (P,S)

June 7: Puerto Rico (P,T)

June 9: Georgia (P,S); Nevada (S); North Dakota (S); South Carolina (S); **West Virginia (P,S)

June 20: **Louisiana (P)

June 23: **Kentucky (P,S); Mississippi (State Primary Runoff); **New York (P,S); North Carolina (Federal Primary Runoff); South Carolina (State Primary Runoff); **Virginia (S)

June 30: Colorado (S); Oklahoma (S); Utah (S)

July 2020 – 30 Day Notice:

July 7: **New Jersey (P,S)

July 14: Alabama (State Primary Runoff); **Maine (S); Texas (State Primary Runoff)

August 2020 – 60 Day Notice:

August 1: Virgin Islands (T)

August 4: Arizona (S); Kansas (S); Michigan (S); Missouri (S); Washington (S)

August 6: Tennessee (S)

August 8: **Hawaii (S)

August 11: **Connecticut (P,S); Georgia (State Primary Runoff); Minnesota (S); Vermont (S); Wisconsin (S)

August 18: Alaska (S); Florida (S); Wyoming (S)

August 25: Oklahoma (State Primary Runoff)

August 29: Guam (S)

September 2020 – 90 Day Notice:

September 1: Massachusetts (S)

September 8: New Hampshire (S); Rhode Island (S)

September 15: Delaware (S)


COVID-19 ELECTION UPDATE – FVAP is working closely with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies to bring you up-to-date information on state election date changes and mailing delays. Due to the constant infrastructure changes occurring around the globe, it is recommended you contact your local Military Post Office regarding possible delivery delays before mailing your voted ballot. The page will provide updates and links to state-specific COVID-19 election impacts.

To register and request your ballot, fill out the FPCA using FVAP’s easy online assistant. You may also use the fillable PDF or pick up a hard copy version from a Voting Assistance Officer on your installation or at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate’s American Citizen Services office.

FVAP recommends that all military members and their eligible family members, as well as U.S. citizens overseas, who are currently away from their voting jurisdictions or who have recently changed their address to send in a new FPCA to ensure receipt of absentee ballots for all federal office elections in this election year.

Not voting in the states listed above? Find your state’s primary election dates on the website. To find your state’s election website for specific information on candidates, elections, contact information, and links to your local election offices, visit our contact page.


  • U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi, Area 40, City Center, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • U.S. citizens with emergencies:  +265-1-773-166 Ext. 3431 or +265-887-384-109 or +265-887-002-506
  • Outside of office hours:  +265-999-960-178
  • E-mail: