On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, New York will hold a special election for the 26th Congressional District, to fill the seat vacated by Representative Christopher J. Lee. The 26th Congressional District includes the following counties: Erie, Genesee,Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.
To determine if your legal residence is in the 26th Congressional District, go to: http://www.house.gov/, then use the “Find Your Representative” dialog on the upper left corner. To vote in this election you must register by submitting a post-marked Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) by April 29, 2011. New York also allows you to email or fax the FPCA, but you still must mail it as well to insure you meet the signature requirements.
Your FPCA must be received by your local New York Board of Elections Office by May 4, 2011. Go to www.fvap.gov and get started! It only takes a few minutes!