Military and Overseas Voters
Instructions to Military and Overseas Voters
|Jim McCauley, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
2956 Richardson Drive
PO Box 5278
Auburn, Ca 95604
Military and Overseas Voting
This program has successfully assisted voters since 2002 when it was developed to avoid disenfranchisement of overseas military voters, their overseas spouses and dependents, and other registered voters temporarily residing abroad. Under normal circumstances, many of these voters have a difficult time obtaining, voting and returning their ballots in time to be counted. For this election, the increased number of men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere compounds this difficulty. We hope that by offering this service all those who are overseas will have the opportunity to vote.
Definition of UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) voters: Citizens who are members of the Uniformed Services, merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the family members of the above and overseas citizens. Uniformed Services are defined as the U.S. Armed Forces, (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard), merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic, and Atmospheric Administration and family members of all of the above. Overseas citizens are defined as citizens who reside outside the United States.
If you have any questions regarding this process please contact our office directly at (530) 886-5650 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Placer County contact information can also be found at the nonpartisan Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) website. Their website address is www.overseasvotefoundation.org. OVF’s website features a complete election official directory for all fifty states and United States territories, an overseas voter registration/absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot request wizard (RAVA) and a voter help desk.
For additional absentee (Vote-by-Mail) voting information and online forms for uniformed and overseas citizens go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website at www.fvap.gov.
The FVAP website provides an overview of the FVAP as well as electronic access to many of the materials and publications provided by FVAP. In addition, it contains links to state government homepages and other sites with election information. The website is updated on a regular basis to provide the most current information and news for uniformed and overseas citizens. The website also contains information on all FVAP initiatives, e.g., Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign, the Ombudsman Service, Electronic Transmissions (faxing) System, and the State Legislative Initiative Programs. Information and online forms such as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA, SF-76) and the Federal Write-In Absentee (Vote-By-Mail) Ballot (FWAB, SF-186) can be viewed or downloaded on the website. You can also contact the Secretary of State’s website for more information.