MOVE Act Waivers

This memorandum provides guidance regarding waivers from the provisions of UOCAVA, as amended by the MOVE Act, that require ballots to be sent to military and overseas voters 45 days before a Federal election. FVAP provides this guidance to explain what the Presidential designee will consider when examining State waiver applications, and to articulate considerations for State applicants to address in waiver applications. This memorandum supersedes the interim guidance issued by the FVAP on May 24, 2010.

The following States and territories have applied for MOVE Act Waivers:

  • West Virgina (2014)
  • Alaska (2010)
  • Colorado (2010)
  • Delaware (2010)
  • District of Columbia (2010)
  • Hawaii (2010)
  • Maryland (2010-withdrew)
  • Massachusetts (2010)
  • New York (2010 and 2012)
  • Rhode Island (2010)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (2010)
  • Washington (2010)
  • Wisconsin (2010)

Copies of the Waiver requests and responses are available upon request from vote@fvap.gov.