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I'm overseas a lot and so I vote absentee.  While filling out a survey from the Overseas Vote Foundation I discovered the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot:

Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot

More information on voting below - it may not be too late for some people whose ballots have not yet arrived:

I don't think we need to worry about fair use here and so here's the information from the website:

What is the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

•The FWAB is an alternative ballot for overseas and uniformed services voters whose ballots are late.
•In some states, the FWAB can also be used as a voter registration form & ballot.

Quick-check for your FWAB eligibility
(check all that apply)
I sent in the registration/ballot request form to receive an absentee ballot by my state deadline, but my absentee ballot has not yet arrived.
- OR -
I am from AK, AZ, AR, CO, DE, DC, GA, IA, MA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MT, NE, NC, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, UT, VA, or WA (These states allow the FWAB to be used as a simultaneous registration + ballot)

Please check the appropriate boxes above, and click start.

Just want to make people alert to this resource.  I don't know all the rules but I thought people should be made aware so they can explore the option - it may not be too late.  My state accepted scanning, even though I used the post.
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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    by chloris creator on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:27:18 PM PST

  •  Democrats Abroad knows about this (0+ / 0-)

    Good info at

    Realistically, this is too late for this election, but folks who live abroad either temporarily or permanently should check out DA.

    [I]t is totally not true that Mitt Romney strapped Paul Ryan to the top of a car and drove him to Canada. Stop spreading rumors! -- Gail Collins

    by mbayrob on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:28:23 PM PST

    •  Not necessarily too late (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      chimene, Mortifyd, phonegery, meralda

      If you live in Washington or Oregon and are not registered or have not received your ballot in the mail, this may let you vote. We have dropboxes that are open through Election Day.

      (We are also very, very safely blue states...but every vote counts, especially in competitive down-ticket races like WA-Gov).

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:22:41 AM PST

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  •  from Democrats Abroad (1+ / 0-)
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    chloris creator

    email Monday:  It's not necessarily too late to vote from abroad.

    Do you live in one of these states?  OHIO?  Florida?  North Carolina?

    -In several states, your mailed ballot needs a postmark of November 6th (and can arrive after Election Day), including:
    AK, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, NC, ND, OH, TX, WA, WI, WV

    -You can fax your ballot in several states, including:
    AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MS, MT, NV, NJ, NC, ND, NM, OK, RI, SC, UT, WA, WV

    -You can email your ballot in several states, including:
    CO, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, MA, MS, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, SC, UT, WA, WV

    So please send your ballot NOW

    Didn't get your ballot? You may still be able send a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) right now – go to for more information.

    Never separate the life you live from the words you speak - Paul Wellstone

    by meralda on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:31:11 AM PST

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