Apply for a Military or Overseas Citizen Absentee Ballot

Serving in the military or living overseas? You can apply for a special absentee ballot to make sure your vote still counts.

Paper Form

Make sure you're eligible to get this type of absentee ballot

You can get a military and overseas citizen absentee ballot if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Active Duty: an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Family of Active Duty: an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Reside Abroad: US citizen residing outside the US

Find additional information

You may want to know more about voting while overseas. The Federal Voting Assistance Program website has a lot of resources for overseas voters.

Download the paper application

you'll need to complete a Federal PostCard Application (FPCA).

Download the Application

Submit your application

You can mail, email, or fax your application to our office. Our information is in the Contact Us section of this page.

Online

Make sure you're eligible to get this type of absentee ballot

You can get a military and overseas citizen absentee ballot if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Active Duty: an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Family of Active Duty: an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Reside Abroad: US citizen residing outside the US

Find additional information

You may want to know more about voting while overseas. The Federal Voting Assistance Program website has a lot of resources for overseas voters.

Apply for your absentee ballot using the paper form

There is not yet a way to apply for your ballot online. You'll need to apply using the paper application. Check out the tabs above for further instructions.

Phone

Make sure you're eligible to get this type of absentee ballot

You can get a military and overseas citizen absentee ballot if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Active Duty: an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Family of Active Duty: an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • Reside Abroad: US citizen residing outside the US

Give us a call

If you have any questions about this process, we're happy to help! You'll find our information in the Contact Us section of this page.

We're open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Keep in mind that our office closes on major holidays.

Apply for your application using the paper form

There's not yet a way to apply for your ballot over the phone. We're happy to answer your questions, but you'll need to use the paper application to apply.