Absentee voting

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November 8 is Election Day, and the day when the American people get to vote for the person they would like to be the next president of the United States. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens. FVAP works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so – from anywhere in the world. Visit www.fvap.gov to learn more.

To successfully vote absentee, UOCAVA citizens should:

  • Allow plenty of time to request, receive, and return their ballot.
  • Notify their local election official each time their mailing address changes.a stack of buttons reading vote
  • Become familiar with their State’s absentee voting deadlines and procedures to make sure their ballot is properly executed and will be counted.
  • Complete a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) early if unsure of the time required to return the ballot to meet the State’s deadline.