Voting Season 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil reminds U.S. citizens that voting season is approaching. Below you’ll find each state’s presidential primary election dates. Please note that not every state has announced their primary election dates, and therefore, those dates are not listed in the table below.

State Presidential Primary
Alabama March 1
Alaska August 16
American Samoa  March 22
Arizona August 30
Arkansas March 1
California June 7
Colorado June 28
Connecticut April 26
Delaware April 26
District of Columbia June 14
Florida March 15
Georgia March 1
Guam August 27
Hawaii August 13
Idaho March 17
Illinois March 15
Indiana March 3
Iowa June 7
Kansas August 2
Kentucky May 17
Louisiana March 5
Maine June 14
Maryland April 26
Massachusetts March 1st
Michigan March 8
Minnesota August 9
Mississippi March 8
Missouri March 15
Montana June 7
Nebraska May 10
Nevada June 14
New Hampshire September 13
New Jersey June 7
New Mexico June 7
New York April 19
North Carolina March 15
North Dakota June 14
Ohio March 15
Oklahoma March 1
Oregon May 17
Pennsylvania April 26
Puerto Rico June5
Rhode Island April 26
South Carolina June 7
South Dakota June 7
Tennessee March 1
Texas March 1
Utah June 28
Vermont March 1
Virgin Islands August 6
Virginia March 1
Washington August 2
West Virginia May 10
Wisconsin April 5
Wyoming August 16


If you currently reside outside of the U.S. or will be outside of your voting jurisdiction for any election, you will need to fill out an absentee ballot form and return it before your state’s deadline.

To find out what are your state’s deadlines for registration, absentee ballot request, and ballot return, refer to For more information, visit

Email inquiries may be sent to the voting address within your Consular district.
For Brasilia’s district, contact
For Recife’s district, contact
For Rio de Janeiro’s district, contact
For Sao Paulo’s district, contact

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to and/or residing in Brazil enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. By enrolling in STEP, you will receive the latest security updates. It also makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.