How can I receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot?
You may choose to have your Vote-by-Mail ballot mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to you.
Regardless of the delivery method, ballots for Military and Overseas voters will initially be sent no later than 45 days prior to an election.
How can I request a Vote-by-Mail ballot?
Vote-by-Mail ballot requests can be made by phone, mail, e-mail, fax, in person at any one of our branch office locations.
You can also visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's website at fvap.gov to submit a Federal Post Card Application and Absentee Ballot Request (FPCA).
If you would prefer to print and return your Vote-by-Mail ballot request, you may use one of the following forms:
How can I return a Vote-by-Mail ballot?
- Domestic Military Voters: You may only return your ballot by mail or in person.
- Civilian and Military Overseas Voters: You may only return your ballot by fax or mail.
Vote-by-Mail ballots cannot be returned by e-mail.
What do I do if I requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot but didn't receive it in time?
If you are already registered and have requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot, but did not receive your ballot in time to vote and return it, you have the right to vote using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)
- The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot is a back-up or emergency ballot used for any federal, state, or local election.
- The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot may not be used to request a ballot or update a voter's record.
Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's website at fvap.gov for more information.