It’s getting very close to the deadline for U.S. voters to request absentee ballots for the general election which will be held November 4.

Here’s the procedure:

  1. Go to www.fvap.gov (federal voting assistance program)
  2. Find the state in which you were last registered to vote.
  3. Print out the form titled “Federal Post Card Application” for your state.
  4. Fill out form (shaded areas are required; non-shaded areas are optional).
  5. Find the address of the county you vote in from the list provided.

Your absentee ballot will be mailed to you at your mailing address a couple of weeks before the election.