Military & Overseas Voters

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members, and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. This Act provides the legal basis for these citizens' absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

Registering / Requesting your Ballot

Check your Voter Registration Status by using Voter Lookup

Register to Vote:

Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot:

Ballot Delivery

If you are an overseas voter (this does not include U.S Territories) or an absent uniformed services voter with an applicable out-of-county address, you may request to receive your ballots via fax or email. Ballots are not forwardable and will be mailed no later than 45 days prior to each Election.

Ballot Return

You may return your voted ballot by mail, courier, or fax. For additional information on returning your ballot visit

Tracking your Ballot / Ballot Request

  • You will receive a notification when your ballot request is processed by our office, and a notification when your returned voted ballot is processed by our office
  • Track your ballot/ballot request by using Voter Lookup

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

The FWAB (Federal Standard Form 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your state in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

For additional information, visit


Click on the below links for additional information and assistance: