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Will Voting from Abroad Affect Your State Filing Requirements?

Will Voting from Abroad Affect Your State Filing Requirements?
Ines Zemelman, EA
01 August 2016

Election day (Nov 8) is fast approaching and as a US citizen you are eligible to vote in the Presidential election no matter where in the world you reside with an absentee vote. Please check below for state specific deadlines for ballot registration and the date by when your registration must be received.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act allows US citizens overseas to vote in the state where they last resided prior to departing the US, even if many years have elapsed, the voter maintains no residence in the state, and the intent to return to that state may not be certain. For citizens who were born overseas and have never had a US address, their voting address in the United States will be the last U.S. residence of a U.S. citizen parent.

A question we’ve been asked by many clients this year is whether registering to vote in a given state would automatically trigger state tax filing requirement.

Voting in an election for federal offices may not be used as the sole basis of determining residency for the purpose of imposing State and local taxes.

The U.S. Department of State confirms that residing abroad without a set date and intent to return to a particular State or to any State will not result in loss of U.S. citizenship. Therefore, selecting "I am a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States, and my return is not certain" will not result in loss of your U.S. citizenship.

For Uniformed Service personnel and their family members, your voting residence should be within the State listed on your Leave and Earnings Statement which defines your State for withholding State taxes. Don't confuse voting residence with home of record. Your home of record is the place you lived when you entered the military. It does not change while you are on active duty. Your voting residence may be the same as your home of record but needs to be updated if and when you decide to establish a new State of legal residence.

Please refer to the comprehensive list of US states & territories below to find out how to register, deadlines, and transmission options.  Once you send in your ballot, you can check the status of your submission at FVAP.gov.

Where Can I Vote from Abroad

1 Alabama

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 24, 2016 October 24, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 3, 2016 Received by November 3, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 7, 2016 Postmarked by November 7, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
The absentee ballot's outside return envelope has an affidavit that must signed by two witnesses (at least 18 years old). Note that if using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), two witnesses are still required to sign the FWAB form.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you are not registered to vote, you must return your voter registration and absentee ballot request by mail. Only registered voters may request a ballot via fax.

The absentee ballot's outside return envelope has an affidavit that must signed by two witnesses (at least 18 years old). Note that if using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), two witnesses are still required to sign the FWAB form.

2 Alaska

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 16, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by July 17, 2016; Email or Fax received by July 17, 2016 Postmarked by July 17, 2016; Email or Fax received by July 17, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 6, 2016; Email, Online or Fax by August 15, 2016 by 5pm AST Received by August 6, 2016; Email, Online or Fax by August 15, 2016 by 5pm AST
Ballot Return Postmarked by August 16, 2016; Online or Fax received by August 16, 2016 by 8pm AST Postmarked by August 16, 2016; Online or Fax received by August 16, 2016 by 8pm AST
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by October 9, 2016 Postmarked by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by October 9, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by October 29, 2016; Email, Online or Fax received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm AST Received by October 29, 2016; Email, Online or Fax received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm AST
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Online or Fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm AST Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Online or Fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm AST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter     -  
Voted ballot return     -  
Voters may now register to vote, update voter registration information and/or request an absentee ballot by sending your completed application to the Divisions of Elections by mail, fax or email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file.

If you request a ballot by mail, you must return your voted ballot by mail.

If you request a ballot by fax, you must return your voted ballot by either mail or fax.

If you request an online delivery ballot, you must return your voted ballot either by mail or back through the online delivery system.

Your signature on your voted ballot must be witnessed by an authorized official or one witness 18 years of age or older.

If using a FWAB, you may return your FWAB by mail or fax.

You may only return your FWAB by fax if you requested your ballot by fax.

When voting by FWAB, your signature must be witnessed by either an authorized official or one person 18 years of age or older.


 
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"     -  
Voted ballot return     -  
Voters may now register to vote, update voter registration information and/or request an absentee ballot by sending your completed application to the Divisions of Elections by mail, fax or email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file.

If you request a ballot by mail, you must return your voted ballot by mail.

If you request a ballot by fax, you must return your voted ballot by either mail or fax.

If you request an online delivery ballot, you must return your voted ballot either by mail or back through the online delivery system.

Your signature on your voted ballot must be witnessed by an authorized official or one witness 18 years of age or older.

If using a FWAB, you may return your FWAB by mail or fax.

You may only return your FWAB by fax if you requested your ballot by fax.

When voting by FWAB, your signature must be witnessed by either an authorized official or one person 18 years of age or older.
 
Am I Registered?

3 Arizona

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 30, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 30, 2016 Received by August 30, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 30, 2016 Received by August 30, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 30, 2016 Received by August 30, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 10, 2016 October 10, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter October 28, 2016 October 28, 2016
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return        
Arizona also provides an online ballot delivery system. To access the system go to https://www.azsos.gov/election/military/default.aspx. You can request a ballot in one process through this system. To upload a voted ballot, you must have first been authorized by your election official to utilize the system. You can obtain authorization by requesting an early ballot through this system or by contacting the Arizona Secretary of State office directly.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return        
Arizona also provides an online ballot delivery system. To access the system go to https://www.azsos.gov/election/military/default.aspx. You can request a ballot in one process through this system. To upload a voted ballot, you must have first been authorized by your election official to utilize the system. You can obtain authorization by requesting an early ballot through this system or by contacting the Arizona Secretary of State office directly.

4 Arkansas

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 10, 2016 October 10, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 1, 2016 if by post, fax or email; November 7, 2016 if in-person November 1, 2016 if by post, fax or email; November 7, 2016 if in-person
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016, Received by November 18, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016, Received by November 18, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   - -  
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may fax your ballot request and receive your blank ballot via email.

If you do not have a signed, original voter registration/absentee ballot request form on file with your local election official, you must then send your original, signed form in the mail - otherwise your application will not be valid. If you are already registered to vote and are merely requesting an absentee ballot, you need not mail the original to your local election official.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   - -  
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may fax your ballot request and receive your blank ballot via email.

If you do not have a signed, original voter registration/absentee ballot request form on file with your local election official, you must then send your original, signed form in the mail - otherwise your application will not be valid. If you are already registered to vote and are merely requesting an absentee ballot, you need not mail the original to your local election official.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/Home.do
Where's My Ballot? none on record

5 California

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 24, 2016 October 24, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 1, 2016 November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 11, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 11, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     -  
Ballot request form transmission     -  
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Your faxed ballot must include a signed oath waiving your right to cast the ballot secretly.

Some California counties will allow you to download an online ballot.

Once you register as a special absentee voter, you
will continue to receive a ballot and election materials from your county
elections official before each statewide election. However, you will need
to re-register to vote if you change your address, your name or your
political party preference, or if you do not participate in four consecutive
general elections

See http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/mov/mov-other-useful-info-resources.htm for more information
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     -  
Ballot request form transmission     -  
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Your faxed ballot must include a signed oath waiving your right to cast the ballot secretly.

Some California counties will allow you to download an online ballot.

Once you register as a special absentee voter, you will continue to receive a ballot and election materials from your county elections official before each statewide election. However, you will need
to re-register to vote if you change your address, your name or your political party preference, or if you do not participate in four consecutive general elections.

See http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/mov/mov-other-useful-info-resources.htm for more information.

6 Colorado

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration November 1, 2016 November 1, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 1, 2016 November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Transmitted by 7pm MT on November 8, 2016; Received by November 16, 2016 Transmitted by 7pm MT on November 8, 2016; Received by November 16, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
Online registration and ballot request is only available for those who hold a Colorado Driver's License or i.d. card.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter-classic/secuVoterSearch.do
Where's My Ballot? none on record

7 Connecticut

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 9, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 8, 2016 by 5pm Received by August 8, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 8, 2016 Received by August 8, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 9, 2016 by 8pm Received by August 9, 2016 by 8pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration November 1, 2016 November 1, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 7, 2016 November 7, 2016
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If ballot request/registration submitted by fax or e-mail, must also be submitted by mail.

If faxing, the original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive separately or with ballot before close of polls on Election Day if you are already registered and are merely requesting an absentee ballot.

If faxing, original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive before 5:00 pm on the day before the election if you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If ballot request/registration submitted by fax or e-mail, must also be submitted by mail.

If faxing, the original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive separately or with ballot before close of polls on Election Day if you are already registered and are merely requesting an absentee ballot.

If faxing, original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive before 5:00 pm on the day before the election if you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.
Am I Registered?

8 Delaware

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on September 13, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by August 29, 2016; Email or fax received by August 29, 2016 Postmarked by August 29, 2016; Email or fax received by August 29, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by September 9, 2016; Email, online or fax received by September 12, 2016 by Noon EDT Post received by September 9, 2016; Email, online or fax received by September 12, 2016 by Noon EDT
Ballot Return Received by September 13, 2016 by 8pm EDT Received by September 13, 2016 by 8pm EDT
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 24, 2016; Email or fax received by October 24, 2016 Postmarked by October 24, 2016; Email or fax received by October 24, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by November 4, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016 by Noon EDT Post received by November 4, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016 by Noon EDT
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EDT Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EDT
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
If you sent your voter registration/ballot request form by fax or email, please send the original by mail, preferably with your ballot, for our records.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
If you sent your voter registration/ballot request form by fax or email, please send the original by mail, preferably with your ballot, for our records.

9 Florida

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 30, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by August 1, 2016 Postmarked by August 1, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by August 24, 2016; Email, online or fax received by August 30, 2016 Post received by August 24, 2016; Email, online or fax received by August 30, 2016
Ballot Return August 30, 2016 August 30, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 11, 2016 Postmarked by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by November 2, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 8, 2016 Post received by November 2, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return November 18, 2016 (if postmark is no later than November 8, 2016) November 8, 2016 (if stateside); November 18, 2016 (if overseas and postmark is no later than November 8, 2016)
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return     - -
Blank absentee ballots can be sent to overseas voters by post, email, fax, or, in some counties, accessed online.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return     - -
Blank absentee ballots can be sent to uniformed services voters and their families by post, email, fax, or, in some counties only, accessed online. Only those voters who are overseas have the option to return the voted ballot either by fax or postal mail. (All other voters must return absentee ballots by mail or in-person if living within their voting jurisdiction).

10 Georgia

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Post received by October 14, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016 Post received by October 14, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 4, 2016 Received by November 4, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 11, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 11, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   - -  
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you received assistance in voting, the person providing assistance must complete and sign the necessary oath of assistance.
 
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   - -  
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you received assistance in voting, the person providing assistance must complete and sign the necessary oath of assistance.
 
Am I Registered?

11 Hawaii

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 13, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by July 14, 2016 Received by July 14, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 6, 2016 Received by August 6, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 13, 2016 Received by August 13, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 10, 2016 Received by October 10, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Online voter registration and online ballot request are available at www.elections.hawaii.gov

If you do not receive your ballot within 5 days of the election, Hawaii will fax it to you upon request and you may return it by fax or email with a waiver to the secrecy of your ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Online voter registration and online ballot request are available at www.elections.hawaii.gov

If you do not receive your ballot within 5 days of the election, Hawaii will fax it to you upon request and you may return it by fax or email with a waiver to the secrecy of your ballot.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? To verify your voter registration status please contact your local election official
Where's My Ballot? Provisional Ballots Only www.elections.hawaii.gov

12 Idaho

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 14, 2016 Received by October 14, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 2, 2016 Received by November 2, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Idaho voters may request a ballot via fax or e-mail so long as the voter is registered and a scanned copy of the voter's signature is included.

In an emergency situation declared by the Secretary of State, Idaho may allow you to return a voted ballot via e-mail or fax.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Idaho voters may request a ballot via fax or e-mail so long as the voter is registered and a scanned copy of the voter's signature is included.

In an emergency situation declared by the Secretary of State, Idaho may allow you to return a voted ballot via e-mail or fax.

13 Illinois

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Not Required Not Required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Signed by October 8, 2016; Received by November 3, 2016 Signed by October 29, 2016; Received by November 3, 2016
Ballot Return Signed by November 8, 2016; Received by 14th day after the election Signed by November 8, 2016; Received by 14th day after the election
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return   - - -
Illinois allows electronic submission of the overseas and military registration and ballot request forms.

If postmarked by Election Day your ballot may arrive up to 14 days after the election and still be counted.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

The Illinois state website offers a the ability to track the status of registration/ballot request.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return   - - -
If postmarked by Election Day your ballot may arrive up to 14 days after the election and still be counted.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

The Illinois state website offers a MOVE account to track the status of registration/ballot request.

14 Indiana

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 31, 2016 Received by October 31, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by October 31, 2016; Email or fax received by noon November 7, 2016 Post received by October 31, 2016; Email or fax received by noon November 7, 2016
Ballot Return In US, by post, received by November 8, 2016; Outside US, by post, postmarked by November 8, 2016, received by November 18, 2016; Outside US by email, fax received by November 8, 2016 In US, by post, received by November 8, 2016; Outside US, by post, postmarked by November 8, 2016, received by November 18, 2016; Outside US by email, fax received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
If you wish to receive your blank ballot by email, you must check the vote by email box on your voter registration/ballot request form before sending it to your Local Election Official (LEO). LEOs can be found in the Election Official Directory for Indiana and are organized by county. Your LEO will ensure that a blank ballot with a privacy waiver form (ABS-9) is forwarded to the Electronic Transfer Service (ETS) who will then forward these documents to you. Once you have completed both the ABS-9 and your voted ballot, they can be scanned or photographed and emailed to ETS at ets@fvap.ncr.gov. You should include instructions to ETS to forward your completed ABS-9 and voted ballot to your LEO so that your ballot is received and available for counting. Attaching a photograph to an email, as well as scanning, is available for both military and overseas civilian voters.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
If you wish to receive your blank ballot by email, you must check the vote by email box on your voter registration/ballot request form before sending it to your Local Election Official (LEO). LEOs are listed in the OVF Election Official Directory for Indiana and are organized by county. Your LEO will ensure that a blank ballot with a privacy waiver form (ABS-9) is forwarded to the Electronic Transfer Service (ETS) who will then forward these documents to you. Once you have completed both the ABS-9 and your voted ballot, they can be scanned or photographed and emailed to ETS at ets@fvap.ncr.gov. You should include instructions to ETS to forward your completed ABS-9 and voted ballot to your LEO so that your ballot is received and available for counting. Attaching a photograph to an email, as well as scanning, is available for both military and overseas civilian voters.

15 Iowa

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by November 4, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016 Post received by November 4, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 7, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 Postmarked by November 7, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
Important note: Iowa only allows you to return the voted ballot by fax or e-mail if you are casting the ballot from an imminent danger pay area.

Iowa allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to uocava@sos.iowa.gov. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official.

Best practice: If you emailed or faxed your voter registration/ballot request form, send your original, signed form in the mail if the voter registration/ballot request form was used to both register to vote and request an absentee ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Iowa allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to uocava@sos.iowa.gov. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official.

Best practice: If you emailed or faxed your voter registration/ballot request form, send your original, signed form in the mail if the voter registration/ballot request form was used to both register to vote and request an absentee ballot.

Iowa allows you to return the voted ballot by fax or email if you are casting the ballot from an an imminent danger pay area or if you are an active member of the army, navy, marine corps, merchant marine, coast guard, air force, or Iowa National Guard and are outside the U.S. or any of its territories.

16 Kansas

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 2, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by July 12, 2016; Email or fax received by July 12, 2016 Postmarked by July 12, 2016; Email or fax received by July 12, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Sent by August 2, 2016 Sent by August 2, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 2, 2016 Received by August 2, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 18, 2016; Email or fax received by October 18, 2016 Postmarked by October 18, 2016; Email or fax received by October 18, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Sent by November 8, 2016 Sent by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
Your faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form and voted ballot must be accompanied by a waiver of your right to secrecy.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Your faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form and voted ballot must be accompanied by a waiver of your right to secrecy.
Am I Registered?

17 Kentucky

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016 Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return   - - -
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://vr.sos.ky.gov/vic/
Where's My Ballot? none on record

18 Louisiana

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 11, 2016 October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 7, 2016 by 4:30 pm CST November 7, 2016 by 4:30 pm CST
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 by 8pm CST November 8, 2016 by 8pm CST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission     -  
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Louisiana allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission     -  
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return     - -
Louisiana allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official.
Am I Registered?

19 Maine

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
If you receive assistance in reading and/or marking your ballot, you must then have the ballot return envelope signed by the aide and witnessed by one other individual.

Please note that Maine does have a web site where UOCAVA can request an absentee ballot online. The address for that site is:
//www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
If you receive assistance in reading and/or marking your ballot, you must then have the ballot return envelope signed by the aide and witnessed by one other individual.

Please note that Maine does have a web site where UOCAVA can request an absentee ballot online. The address for that site is:
//www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? http://maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/votreg.html
Where's My Ballot? none on record

20 Maryland

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 18, 2016 Postmarked by October 18, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 1, 2016 for ballot by mail; November 4, 2016 for electronic ballot November 1, 2016 for ballot by mail; November 4, 2016 for electronic ballot
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 18, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 18, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - -  
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may request by email or fax an absentee ballot by attaching the voter registration/absentee ballot request form only if you have previously registered to vote. Maryland also provides an online registration and ballot request option. Changes such as mailing address, name, or other voter information can be made as long as the document has a signature. Voted ballots cannot be returned by email or fax. They must be delivered by the postal service.

If you asked to receive your absentee ballot by email, your ballot will be posted to a website Maryland has developed for delivering absentee ballots. When the ballot is ready, you will receive an email with the link to the website and instructions on how to access your ballot. You will need a printer so you can print your ballot which must be mailed.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - -  
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may request by email or fax an absentee ballot by attaching the voter registration/absentee ballot request form only if you have previously registered to vote. Maryland also provides an online registration and ballot request option. Changes such as mailing address, name, or other voter information can be made as long as the document has a signature. Voted ballots cannot be returned by email or fax. They must be delivered by the postal service.

If you asked to receive your absentee ballot by email, your ballot will be posted to a website Maryland has developed for delivering absentee ballots. When the ballot is ready, you will receive an email with the link to the website and instructions on how to access your ballot. You will need a printer so you can print your ballot which must be mailed.

21 Massachusetts

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on September 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Not Required Not required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by September 7, 2016 by 12pm EST Received by September 7, 2016 by 12pm EST
Ballot Return Received by September 8, 2016 by 8pm EST Received by September 8, 2016 by 8pm EST
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Not Required Not Required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 by 12 pm EST Received by November 7, 2016 by 12 pm EST
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016, received by November 18, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EST Postmarked by November 8, 2016, received by November 18, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission - - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
Your faxed voter registration/ballot request form must be followed by your original, signed form in the mail - otherwise your application will not be valid.

Although registration is not required, Massachusetts requires FPCA to be filled out entirely for ballot request.

Massachusetts accepts "any other form of written communication" (more specific information outlined on state website) to request a ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission - - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Your faxed voter registration/ballot request form must be followed by your original, signed form in the mail - otherwise your application will not be valid.

Although registration is not required, Massachusetts requires FPCA to be filled out entirely for ballot request.

Massachusetts accepts "any other form of written communication" (more specific information outlined on state website) to request a ballot.

22 Michigan

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 2, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by July 30, 2016 by 2pm Received by July 30, 2016 by 2pm
Ballot Return Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 8, 2015 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2015 by 8pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 5, 2016 by 2 pm Received by November 5, 2016 by 2 pm
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Michigan allows you to send the voter registration/absentee ballot request form for registration and absentee ballot request by fax or email. Your signature on the form must be scanned in if you email your voter registration/ absentee ballot request forms.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
 
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Michigan allows you to send the voter registration/absentee ballot request form for registration and absentee ballot request by fax or email. Your signature on the form must be scanned in if you email your voter registration/ absentee ballot request forms.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Am I Registered?

23 Minnesota

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 9, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration August 9, 2016 August 9, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter August 9, 2016 August 9, 2016
Ballot Return August 9, 2016 August 9, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may choose whether to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax.

Regardless of how you receive it, your ballot must be returned by mail or an express delivery service.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
You may choose whether to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax.

Regardless of how you receive it, your ballot must be returned by mail or an express delivery service.

24 Mississippi

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 29, 2016; Email or fax received by October 29, 2016 Postmarked by October 29, 2016; Email or fax received by October 29, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
Mississippi allows Active Duty overseas military to send the voter registration/absentee ballot request form, and to receive and return the ballot by email to UOCAVA@sos.state.ms.gov.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
 
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? Check Local Election Official Directory
Where's My Ballot? none on record

25 Missouri

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 2, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration July 6, 2016 July 6, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by July 29, 2016 Received by July 29, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by August 1, 2016 and received by August 5, 2016; Email or fax received by August 2, 2016 by 7pm Postmarked by August 1, 2016 and received by August 5, 2016; Email or fax received by August 2, 2016 by 7pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 12, 2016 October 12, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 4, 2016 Received by November 4, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 7, 2016 and received by November 11, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Postmarked by November 7, 2016 and received by November 11, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Voters who are in Federal service and are eligible to receive hostile fire, imminent danger pay, or are in a location designated as a combat zone may return their voted ballots by fax or email.

(a) Members of the armed forces of the United States, while in active service, and their spouses and dependents;

(b) Active members of the merchant marine of the United States and their spouses and dependents;

(c) Civilian employees of the United States government working outside the boundaries of the United States, and their spouses and dependents;

(d) Active members of religious or welfare organizations assisting servicemen, and their spouses and dependents;

(e) Persons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces or who have terminated their service or employment in any group mentioned in this section within sixty days of an election, and their spouses and dependents.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Voters who are in Federal service and are eligible to receive hostile fire, imminent danger pay, or are in a location designated as a combat zone may return their voted ballots by fax or email.

(a) Members of the armed forces of the United States, while in active service, and their spouses and dependents;

(b) Active members of the merchant marine of the United States and their spouses and dependents;

(c) Civilian employees of the United States government working outside the boundaries of the United States, and their spouses and dependents;

(d) Active members of religious or welfare organizations assisting servicemen, and their spouses and dependents;

(e) Persons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces or who have terminated their service or employment in any group mentioned in this section within sixty days of an election, and their spouses and dependents.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Am I Registered?

26 Montana

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? http://app.mt.gov/voterinfo
Where's My Ballot? https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/

27 Nebraska

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 21, 2016; Email or fax received by October 21, 2016 ostmarked by October 21, 2016; Email or fax received by October 21, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Postmarked or transmitted by November 2, 2016 by 4pm CST Postmarked or transmitted by November 2, 2016 by 4pm CST
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm CST Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm CST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
E-mail and fax are an option for registration only if registering with the FPCA. If using the Nebraska Voter Registration Form, the original signed form must be followed up via post in order to register via e-mail of fax.

If the voter provides an email address or fax number, that will be the standard method of contact.

Nebraska allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email if you are outside the United States.

Nebraska allows electronic transmission of voted ballots only in a case by case basis, and with special permission. Request through your Local Election Official in the Election Official Directory.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
E-mail and fax are an option for registration only if registering with the FPCA. If using the Nebraska Voter Registration Form, the original signed form must be followed up via post in order to register via e-mail of fax.

If the voter provides an email address or fax number, that will be the standard method of contact.

Nebraska allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email if you are outside the United States.

Nebraska allows electronic transmission of voted ballots only in a case by case basis, and with special permission. Request through your Local Election Official in the Election Official Directory.

28 Nevada

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 8, 2016 Received by October 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
A uniformed services or overseas voter residing outside the continental United States can register to vote and request an absentee ballot via fax or email. A person requesting an absentee ballot must be a registered voter in the State of Nevada. Voter registration deadlines apply.

Nevada allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax if you are outside the United States.

Uniformed Service members and citizens who reside outside of the U.S. that requested a ballot via mail, fax, or email may return their voted ballot via fax or email. Voted ballots must be received by the appropriate county clerk/registrar of voters by 7 pm on Election Day.

Note e-mailed ballots should indicate "Official Nevada Voted Ballot" in the subject line.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
A uniformed services or overseas voter residing outside the continental United States can register to vote and request an absentee ballot via fax or email. A person requesting an absentee ballot must be a registered voter in the State of Nevada. Voter registration deadlines apply.

Nevada allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax if you are outside the United States.

Uniformed Service members and citizens who reside outside of the U.S. that requested a ballot via mail, fax, or email may return their voted ballot via fax or email. Voted ballots must be received by the appropriate county clerk/registrar of voters by 7 pm on Election Day.

Note e-mailed ballots should indicate "Official Nevada Voted Ballot" in the subject line.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://nvsos.gov/VoterSearch
Where's My Ballot? Not Applicable

29 New Hampshire

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on September 13, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by September 13, 2016 Received by September 13, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by September 12, 2016 Received by September 12, 2016
Ballot Return Received by September 13, 2016 Received by September 13, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 Received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
A voter registration/absentee ballot form that is signed by the voter may be submitted to the town or city clerk by mail, by e-mail attachment or by facsimile, so long as the email attachment or faxed version contains a scanned signature of the voter.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
A voter registration/absentee ballot form that is signed by the voter may be submitted to the town or city clerk by mail, by e-mail attachment or by facsimile, so long as the email attachment or faxed version contains a scanned signature of the voter.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? To verify your voter registration status please contact your local election official
Where's My Ballot? none on record

30 New Jersey

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Post received by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by November 4, 2016 Post received by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by November 4, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by November 4, 2016 Post received by October 9, 2016; Email or Fax received by November 4, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form and/or ballot must also be followed up with the original, signed privacy waiver in the mail.

New Jersey allows you to receive your blank ballot by fax. The County Clerk must receive your voter registration/absentee ballot request form by 4 days before the election.

New Jersey allows you to return the voted ballot by email (please check the Election Official Directory for your county clerk's email address) or fax by 8 p.m. (EST) on Election Day Ballot must be faxed with the privacy waiver, if the waiver has not already been sent.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form and/or ballot must also be followed up with the original, signed privacy waiver in the mail.

New Jersey allows you to receive your blank ballot by fax. The County Clerk must receive your voter registration/absentee ballot request form by 4 days before the election.

New Jersey allows you to return the voted ballot by email (check the Election Official Directory for your county clerk's email address) or fax by 8 p.m. (EST) on Election Day Ballot must be faxed with the privacy waiver, if the waiver has not already been sent.

31 New Mexico

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 11, 2016 Received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 4, 2016 Received by November 4, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
Note: FPCA must be completed entirely in order to request ballot.

A voter must fill out a waiver to a secret ballot before the voted ballot can be returned by fax or email. Original ballot must follow fax or e-mailed ballots via post with certification.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Note: FPCA must be completed entirely in order to request ballot.

A voter must fill out a waiver to a secret ballot before the voted ballot can be returned by fax or email. Original ballot must follow fax or e-mailed ballots via post with certification.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://voterview.state.nm.us/VoterView/Home.do
Where's My Ballot? none on record

32 New York

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State and Local Primary Election
held on September 13, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration August 19, 2016 August 19, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter If not previously registered August 19, 2016; If previously registered, September 6, 2016 If not previously registered August 19, 2016; If previously registered, September 6, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by September 12, 2016; Received by September 20, 2016 Postmarked by September 12, 2016; Received by September 20, 2016
If a voter submits an FPCA via email or fax, they MUST also return a hardcopy of the form to their local election official. A "wet" signature is required.
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 28, 2016 Received by October 28, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 7, 2016, Received by November 15, 2016 Postmarked by November 7, 2016, Received by November 15, 2016
If a voter submits an FPCA via email or fax, they MUST also return a hardcopy of the form to their local election official. A "wet" signature is required.
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you submit your voter registration/ballot request form via fax or email, you MUST follow-up and mail in a hard copy of the form. A "wet" signature is required.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you submit your voter registration/ballot request form via fax or email, you MUST follow-up and mail in a hard copy of the form. A "wet" signature is required.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx
Where's My Ballot? none on record

33 North Carolina

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Return Post sent by November 8, 2016 by 12am; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7:30pm Post sent by November 8, 2016 by 12am; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7:30pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
UOCAVA voters may also elect to vote a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) in lieu of a regular State ballot. Military and overseas voters may use a FWAB to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote for all federal, state and local contest items for which the voter is eligible. Only the voter may sign his or her FPCA or FWAB. Family members may not sign these forms on the voter's behalf

The North Carolina State Board of Elections office offers a secure fax line for voting materials transmission: +1 (919) 715 0351.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections office offers an email address dedicated to military and overseas citizens to inquire about voting information, request the voter registration/absentee ballot form, return the voter registration/absentee ballot form, or return their executed voting materials at absentee@ncsbe.gov
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
UOCAVA voters may also elect to vote a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) in lieu of a regular State ballot. Military and overseas voters may use a FWAB to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote for all federal, state and local contest items for which the voter is eligible. Only the voter may sign his or her FPCA or FWAB. Family members may not sign these forms on the voter's behalf

The North Carolina State Board of Elections office offers a secure fax line for voting materials transmission: +1 (919) 715 0351.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections office offers an email address dedicated to military and overseas citizens to inquire about voting information, request the voter registration/absentee ballot form, return the voter registration/absentee ballot form, or return their executed voting materials at absentee@ncsbe.gov
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/voter_search/
Where's My Ballot? none on record

34 North Dakota

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration No voter registration required No voter registration required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 7, 2016 November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 7, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016 Postmarked by November 7, 2016; Email, online or fax received by November 7, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission - - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return        
Registration is waived for all North Dakota voters.

North Dakota allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email. Fax and email options can be used only by uniformed service members and their families stationed away from their ND residence and overseas absentee voters.

North Dakota allows you to return your voted ballot to your local election official by fax. North Dakota also allows you to email a scanned copy of your voted ballot and other required voting materials.

Note voted ballot must be returned with signed affidavit.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. If you choose to fax or email your voted ballot, it is recommended but not required to follow up by sending the original ballot in the mail.
 
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission - - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return        
Registration is waived for all North Dakota voters.

North Dakota allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email. Fax and email options can be used only by uniformed service members and their families stationed away from their ND residence and overseas absentee voters.

North Dakota allows you to return your voted ballot to your local election official by fax. North Dakota also allows you to email a scanned copy of your voted ballot and other required voting materials.

Note voted ballot must be returned with signed affidavit.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. If you choose to fax or email your voted ballot, it is recommended but not required to follow up by sending the original ballot in the mail.
 
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? None - Voter registration is waived for all voters
Where's My Ballot? https://vip.sos.nd.gov/AbsenteeTracker.aspx

35 Ohio

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016 Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 5, 2016 by 12pm Received by November 5, 2016 by 12pm
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 18, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 18, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Registrations and ballot requests by email must include scanned signature.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Registrations and ballot requests by email must include scanned signature.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/voterquery.aspx?page=361
Where's My Ballot? none on record

36 Oklahoma

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by November 2, 2016; Email or fax received by November 2, 2016 Postmarked by November 2, 2016; Email or fax received by November 2, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 2, 2016 by 5pm Received by November 2, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter     -  
Voted ballot return     - -
FPCA must be completed to request a ballot. Subsequent to receipt of FPCA, voter is then registered.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"     -  
Voted ballot return     - -
FPCA must be completed to request a ballot. Subsequent to receipt of FPCA, voter is then registered.

37 Oregon

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 18, 2016; Email or fax received by October 18, 2016 Postmarked by October 18, 2016; Email or fax received by October 18, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Post received by November 3, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 Post received by November 3, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   -   -
If you wish to return your voted ballot by fax, you must first fill out a secrecy waiver form to accompany your ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
If you wish to return your voted ballot by fax, you must first fill out a secrecy waiver form to accompany your ballot.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS
Where's My Ballot? https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS

38 Pennsylvania

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016 Postmarked by October 11, 2016; Email or fax received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 Received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Signed by November 7, 2016; Received by November 15, 2016 Signed by November 7, 2016; Received by November 15, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   -    
Voted ballot return   - - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail and arrive prior to the election to assure your ballot is counted.

Blank ballots may be downloaded.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission - - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -    
Voted ballot return   - - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail and arrive prior to the election to assure your ballot is counted.

In Pennsylvania, if you are a Uniformed Services member, registration is not required.

Blank ballots may be downloaded.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx
Where's My Ballot? none on record

39 Rhode Island

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on September 13, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Not Required Not Required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 23, 2016 by 4pm Received by August 23, 2016 by 4pm
Ballot Return Received by September 13, 2016 by 8pm Received by September 13, 2016 by 8pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Not Required Not Required
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by October 18, 2016 by 4pm Received by October 18, 2016 by 4pm
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
Blank ballot to voter     -  
Voted ballot return     - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail.

The FPCA must be completed entirely to request a ballot only.

A voted ballot may be returned by fax only if initially received by fax.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
"Blank ballot to voter"     -  
Voted ballot return     - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail.

The FPCA must be completed entirely to request a ballot only.

A voted ballot may be returned by fax only if initially received by fax.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://sos.ri.gov/vic/
Where's My Ballot? none on record

40 South Carolina

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 8, 2016 Received by October 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016, Received by November 12, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Postmarked by November 8, 2016, Received by November 12, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
Overseas voters must fax the voted ballot directly to the appropriate County Voter Registration Board. Consult the Election Official Directory for contact details.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
Fax the voted ballot directly to the appropriate County Voter Registration Board. Consult the Election Official Directory for contact details.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

41 South Dakota

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 24, 2016 by 5pm Received by October 24, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm Received by November 7, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Overseas citizens do not have notarization or additional ID requirements.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
South Dakota allows voters that are currently registered to send their election official a scanned ballot request form by fax or as an email attachment.

Please note that private email over the Internet is the least secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

Uniformed Services voters and their dependents stationed in the United States only - South Dakota requires you to provide a photocopy of your valid ID. Acceptable ID is: A South Dakota Drivers License or non-driver ID card; a passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. government; a tribal photo ID; a photo ID issued by a South Dakota postsecondary education institution. Should notarization of the stateside military voters signature be easier to obtain than a photocopy of the ID, a notarized absentee ballot application may be submitted. The notarization on the absentee ballot application can be administered by any commissioned officer in the military service of the United States.

Uniformed Services voters stationed overseas and overseas citizens do not have notarization or additional ID requirements.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://sos.sd.gov/Elections/VIPLogin.aspx
Where's My Ballot? none on record

42 Tennessee

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 4, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by July 28, 2016 Received by July 28, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by July 28, 2016 Received by July 28, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 4, 2016 by 8pm EST Received by August 4, 2016 by 8pm EST
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EST Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm EST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If not registered, voters wishing to register must also complete Tennessee's Federal Voter Registration Form and submit along with FPCA.

Tennessee will allow you to send your voter registration/ballot request form as an email attachment. However, you must ensure the attachment contains your signature.

If the applicant required assistance, one person must witness the assistance given in completing the voter registration/ballot request form or ballot.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If not registered, voters wishing to register must also complete Tennessee's Federal Voter Registration Form and submit along with FPCA.

Tennessee will allow you to send your voter registration/ballot request form as an email attachment. However, you must ensure the attachment contains your signature.

If the applicant required assistance, one person must witness the assistance given in completing the voter registration/ballot request form or ballot.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/
Where's My Ballot? none on record

43 Texas

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 11, 2016 Received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by October 28, 2016 Received by October 28, 2016
Ballot Return Within the U.S. Received by November 8, 2016; Outside the U.S. Received by November 14, 2016 Within the U.S. Received by November 8, 2016; Outside the U.S. Received by November 14, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Texas allows you to send the voter registration/ballot request form to request an absentee ballot and for temporary registration by fax.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return     - -
Texas allows you to send the voter registration/ballot request form to request an absentee ballot and for temporary registration by fax.

Texas allows you to return the voted ballot by fax if you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty overseas, or the spouse or dependent of the member, and you are casting the ballot from an area in which members of the Armed Forces are eligible to receive hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay, or that has been designated by the President of the U.S. as a combat zone.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/SearchSelectionVoter.jsp
Where's My Ballot? none on record

44 Utah

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 10, 2016 Received by October 10, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 3, 2016 Received by November 3, 2016
Ballot Return Post sent by November 7, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Post sent by November 7, 2016; Email or fax received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
Utah provides an online ballot marking program, which allows voters to access, mark, review and print their ballot and required documents online.

Utah allows you to send your voter registration/ballot request form electronically when you are in a hostile fire zone or other area where the mail service is unreliable and not sufficient to accommodate timely mail service. If you choose to electronically send your voter registration/ballot request form, you must also follow up by sending the original, signed form in the mail.

Utah allows you to receive the blank ballot electronically in the situations described above.

Utah allows you to return the voted ballot electronically if you agree to waive the right to a secret ballot and affirm in writing that you are currently deployed in a hostile fire zone or other area where the mail service is unreliable and not sufficient to accommodate timely mail service.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
Utah provides an online ballot marking program, which allows voters to access, mark, review and print their ballot and required documents online.

Utah allows you to send your voter registration/ballot request form electronically when you are in a hostile fire zone or other area where the mail service is unreliable and not sufficient to accommodate timely mail service. If you choose to electronically send your voter registration/ballot request form, you must also follow up by sending the original, signed form in the mail.

Utah allows you to receive the blank ballot electronically in the situations described above.

Utah allows you to return the voted ballot electronically if you agree to waive the right to a secret ballot and affirm in writing that you are currently deployed in a hostile fire zone or other area where the mail service is unreliable and not sufficient to accommodate timely mail service.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? http://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index
Where's My Ballot? Not Applicable

45 Vermont

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 9, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration August 3, 2016 August 3, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter August 8, 2016 August 8, 2016
Ballot Return August 9, 2016 August 9, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration November 2, 2016 November 2, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 7, 2016 November 7, 2016
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you have never registered before in Vermont, you must take the “Voter’s Oath” as part of the registration process. This oath can be self-administered.

If you choose to fax your voter registration/ballot request form, you must also follow up by sending the signed original form in the mail or express delivery service so as to be delivered to the town clerk by the close of polls on election day.

Your signature must be on the inside envelope certificate of your voted ballot materials.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you have never registered before in Vermont, you must take the “Voter’s Oath” as part of the registration process. This oath can be self-administered.

If you choose to fax your voter registration/ballot request form, you must also follow up by sending the signed original form in the mail or express delivery service so as to be delivered to the town clerk by the close of polls on election day.

Your signature must be on the inside envelope certificate of your voted ballot materials.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? none on record
Where's My Ballot? none on record

46 Virginia

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 17, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm EST Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm EST
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return   - - -
Absent military and overseas citizens may request blank ballots sent to them electronically by providing an email address or fax number on their application. Some localities send a link to a website for the voter to download their ballot materials for return by mail.

Returning a Ballot: The oath on the envelope must be witnessed. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, this witness requirement still applies.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return   - - -
Absent military and overseas citizens may request blank ballots sent to them electronically by providing an email address or fax number on their application. Some localities send a link to a website for the voter to download their ballot materials for return by mail.

Returning a Ballot: The oath on the envelope must be witnessed. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, this witness requirement still applies.

47 Washington

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 2, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm Received by August 2, 2016 by 8pm
Ballot Return Signed by August 2, 2016; Received by 14th day after the election Signed by August 2, 2016; Received by 14th day after the election
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Signed by November 8, 2016, Received by November 28, 2016 Signed by November 8, 2016, Received by November 28, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return       -
Uniformed service and overseas voters do not have to be registered in order to request an absentee ballot. A faxed or e-mailed request form is valid.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

The voted ballot can be returned by email or fax.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return       -
Uniformed service and overseas voters do not have to be registered in order to request an absentee ballot. A faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form is valid.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

The voted ballot can be returned by email or fax.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/MyVoteOLVR.aspx
Where's My Ballot? none on record

48 West Virginia

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration October 18, 2016 October 18, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter November 2, 2016 November 2, 2016
Ballot Return November 8, 2016 if faxed, November 14, 2016 if mailed November 8, 2016 if faxed, November 14, 2016 if mailed
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - -  
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
An overseas voter registering for the first time in West Virginia must send the original voter registration application by the appropriate deadline.

If you fax or email your ballot, you must sign and return a waiver of privacy.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - -  
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
A Uniformed Services voter registering for the first time in West Virginia must send the original voter registration application by the appropriate deadline.

If you fax or email your ballot, you must sign and return a waiver of privacy.

49 Wisconsin

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Partisan Primary Election
held on August 9, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by July 20, 2016 Exempt from Registration
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 4, 2016 by 5pm Not Away: received by August 5, 2016 by 5pm; Away: received by August 9, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Return Postmarked by August 9, 2016; Received by August 12, 2016 by 4pm Postmarked by August 9, 2016; Received by August 12, 2016 by 4pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Postmarked by October 19, 2016 Exempt from Registration
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 3, 2016 by 5pm Not Away: received by November 4, 2016 by 5pm; Away: received by November 8, 2016 by 5pm
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm Postmarked by November 8, 2016; Received by November 8, 2016 by 8pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - -  
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter        
Voted ballot return   - - -
A faxed or emailed ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail postmarked on the same day that it was faxed or emailed and received by the designated deadline.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

Returning your Wisconsin ballot: you will be required to have your signature on the certificate on the ballot return envelope witnessed by one (1) adult U.S. citizen, who will then sign the ballot certificate envelope and indicate their mailing address. The absentee voter needs to sign the certificate envelope and fill in their date of birth in addition to the voter information required at the top of the certificate envelope if it is not filled out by the clerk who sent the ballot. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), the witness need only sign and date the form directly.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission        
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"        
Voted ballot return   - - -
A faxed or emailed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail postmarked on the same day that it was faxed or emailed and received by the designated deadline.

Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

Returning your Wisconsin ballot: you will be required to have your signature on the certificate on the ballot return envelope witnessed by one (1) adult U.S. citizen, who will then sign the ballot certificate envelope and indicate their mailing address. The absentee voter needs to sign the certificate envelope and fill in their date of birth in addition to the voter information required at the top of the certificate envelope if it is not filled out by the clerk who sent the ballot. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), the witness need only sign and date the form directly.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? https://myvote.wi.gov
Where's My Ballot? none on record

50 Wyoming

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
State Primary Election
held on August 16, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 15, 2016 Received by August 15, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 15, 2016 Received by August 15, 2016
Ballot Return Received by August 16, 2016 by 7pm Received by August 16, 2016 by 7pm
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by November 7, 2016 Received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 7, 2016 Received by November 7, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm Received by November 8, 2016 by 7pm
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
Blank ballot to voter   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Ballots are ready to send out 45 days before an election for overseas civilians.

Note: FPCA is a temporary voter registration. Voters wishing to register permanently must complete the Wyoming Voter Registration form online.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission        
"Blank ballot to voter"   -   -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Ballots are ready to send out 45 days before an election.

Note: FPCA is a temporary voter registration. Voters wishing to register permanently must complete the Wyoming Voter Registration form online.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? To verify your voter registration status please contact your local election official
Where's My Ballot? none on record
Territories & Washington DC

1 American Samoa

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 10, 2016 Received by October 10, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by October 24, 2016 Received by October 24, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you choose to fax or email your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax or email the form directly to the Chief Election Officer.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
If you choose to fax or email your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax or email the form directly to the Chief Election Officer.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? To verify your voter registration status please contact your local election official
Where's My Ballot? http://americansamoaelectionoffice.org/status.php

2 District of Columbia

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 11, 2016 Received by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 1, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter       -
Voted ballot return       -
All faxed voter registration/ballot request forms must be followed by the original, signed form in the mail - otherwise the application will not be valid.

Voted ballots returned by citizen voters by fax or email must include a statement that you relinquish your right to a secret ballot.

The District of Columbia state website also offers blank ballots to be filled in or printed blank. See: http://www.dcboee.org/home.asp
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission       -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"       -
Voted ballot return       -
All faxed voter registration/ballot request forms must be followed by the original, signed form in the mail - otherwise the application will not be valid.

Voted ballots returned by military voters by fax or email must include a statement that you relinquish your right to a secret ballot.

The District of Columbia maintains a permanent list of overseas absentee voters.

3 Guam

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
Territory Primary
held on August 27, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by August 17, 2016 Received by August 17, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by August 24, 2016 Received by August 24, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by August 27, 2016 Received by August 17, 2016
 
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration Received by October 28, 2016 Received by October 28, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter Received by November 5, 2016 Received by November 5, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
Blank ballot to voter   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Your voted ballot must be sworn to or by a commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer, or any other officer authorized to administer oaths before return.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission   - - -
"Blank ballot to voter"   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Your voted ballot must be sworn to or by a commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer, or any other officer authorized to administer oaths before return.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? To verify your voter registration status please contact your local election official
Where's My Ballot? none on record

4 Puerto Rico

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration September 19, 2016 September 19, 2016
Ballot Request for Registered Voter September 19, 2016 September 19, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by November 8, 2016 Postmarked by November 8, 2016
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
Blank ballot to voter   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Note that registration can only be done in person. If registration is done by mail using UOCAVA mechanisms, only a Federal Ballot will be sent. (PR can only vote for a Resident Commissioner to Congress).

A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed and witnessed form in the mail and arrive by 3 p.m. on Election Day.

FPCA registration only acts as temporary absentee voter registration.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission   - - -
Ballot request form transmission       -
"Blank ballot to voter"   - - -
Voted ballot return   - - -
Note that registration can only be done in person. If registration is done by mail using UOCAVA mechanisms, only a Federal Ballot will be sent. (PR can only vote for a Resident Commissioner to Congress).

A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed and witnessed form in the mail and arrive by 3 p.m. on Election Day.

FPCA registration only acts as temporary absentee voter registration.
Am I Registered?
Am I Registered? http://ceepur.org/es-pr/Paginas/Estatus-del-Elector.aspx
Where's My Ballot? none on record

5 Virgin Islands

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
General Election
held on November 8, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration To be announced To be announced
Ballot Request for Registered Voter To be announced To be announced
Ballot Return To be announced To be announced
 
Primary Election
held on August 6, 2016
Overseas Citizens Uniformed Services
Absentee Voter Registration To be announced To be announced
Ballot Request for Registered Voter To be announced To be announced
Ballot Return To be announced To be announced
 
Voter Materials Transmission Options
Overseas Citizen Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
Blank ballot to voter     - -
Voted ballot return     - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the signed original form in the mail.
Military Voters post fax email online
Registration form transmission     - -
Ballot request form transmission     - -
"Blank ballot to voter"     - -
Voted ballot return     - -
A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the signed original form in the mail.
Am I Registered?
Ines Zemelman, EA
founder of Taxes for Expats