Military, Dependents and Overseas Voters

Changes may be coming to the way you receive and send postal mail from overseas. See the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program for more information. To avoid delays return your ballot by email or fax.


If you return your ballot through the mail we suggest you do it far enough in advance for your ballot to make it to the U.S. by October 16.


You're on the move: we need to know

Each election ballots are returned undeliverable because we no longer know where you live or are stationed.

Military and overseas voters are automatically mailed ballots 45 days prior to every primary and general election and 30 days prior to every special election.

Please keep your mailing address up to date;

Email Ballot Program

  • To participate you must provide your email address and have access to a computer and printer.
  • A link to your ballot, voter declaration, voting instructions and a fold-and-tape return envelope are emailed 45 days before every primary and general election and 30 days before every special election.
  • Sign up by email

Federal Write-In Ballot

  • Federal Write-In Absentee ballots may be used by military and overseas civilian voters residing outside the United States.
  • Contact your Installation Voting Officer or any US Embassy or Consular Office or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
  • These ballots must be dated on or before Election Day and received in the Auditor's Office by the day prior to certification of the election, which occurs 14 days after a Primary or Special Election and 21 days after the General Election.
  • The Federal Write-In ballot will be accepted only if you are an absent uniformed services member or citizen outside the United States.

Special Ballot

  • A special ballot is available to voters in advance of an election who otherwise would be unable to vote through the normal voting process.
  • You may request a special ballot in writing or by email up to 90 days before a primary or general election.
  • You will receive a sample ballot with all the races and issues that you are entitled to vote on.