Military & Overseas Voters

 

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers:

  • A member of the active or reserve components of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Corps, or Coast Guard; a Merchant Marine; a member of the United States Public Health Commissioned Corps; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Guard or State Militia.
  • United States citizens living outside of the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia
  • A spouse or dependent of a person described above.

Below are some helpful resources to assist citizens covered by UOCAVA

Voter Registration and Vote By Mail ballot requests for uniformed service members, their families and overseas citizens are available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website or you may download the Federal Post Card Registration and Vote By Mail Ballot Request Form (FPCA)You may also use the California Secretary of State On-Line Voter Registration Form to register to vote.

Once completed and signed, the California Voter Registration Form, FPCA form, or National Voter Registration Form, must be returned to:

MARK A. LUNN
Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters
Ventura County Elections Division L#1200
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA  93009-1200

California Elections Code 3102 and 3106 states that a military or overseas voter may return his or her ballot by mail or facsimile transmission (Fax).  To be counted, the ballot returned by Fax shall be received by the elections official no later than the closing of the polls on Election Day and shall be accompanied by the return identification envelope and the Oath of Voter.

If you choose, you may return the Vote By Mail ballot by Fax at (805) 648-9200 or mail to:

MARK A. LUNN
Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters
Ventura County Elections Division L#1200
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA  93009-1200

For more information visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, California Secretary of State’s website, or contact the Elections Division at (805) 654-2739.

Federal Post Card Application – Fact Sheet

Absentee Voting Myths & Realities – Fact Sheet

Other links

California Elections Code 3106(a) states a military or overseas voter who is living outside of the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia, or is called for military service within the United States on or after the final date to make application for a Vote By Mail ballot, may return his or her ballot by facsimile transmission.

If you requested a Vote By Mail ballot but have not received one close to Election Day, you can still vote by using the back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).

All military and overseas voters are entitled to vote a full ballot for which the voter is qualified to vote.  For a complete list of candidates, click on the County Voter Information Guide link above.   The County Voter Information Guide contains the ballot facsimile, candidate statements, and measure information, if applicable.

Helpful resources and important dates for the upcoming election.

Learn about your rights as a Military or Overseas Voter.