Military and Overseas Voters
Under the Federal UOCAVA Act of 1986 Military/ Uniformed Service Members and United States citizens living outside the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia for reasons of employment, study programs or military service (including the spouse or dependents of one serving in the military) are eligible to register to vote and request a Vote By Mail ballot.Register and Request a Vote by Mail Ballot
In order to vote as a military or overseas voter, you must complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
- Download the FPCA here Federal Post Card Application. For Instructions on how to complete this form visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. FPCA forms are also available at the Voting Assistance Office of any military base or American Embassy/Consulate offices.
- Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website http://www.fvap.gov/. FPCA forms are also available at the Voting Assistance Office of any military base or American Embassy/Consulate offices. Or;
- Mail your completed FPCA to:
Registrar of Voters Office
P.O. BOX 24224
Oakland, CA 94623
NOTE: The FPCA Form MUST be received by the Registrar of Voters office on or before the deadline, 15 days prior to an election. It is recommended that voters outside the United States apply as early as possible to ensure timely delivery and return of their ballot. Voted ballots must be in this office by 8:00 PM Election Day.