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Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (Federal Standard Form 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (Federal Standard Form 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your state in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Fax Service?

The DoD Fax Service is for those voters who cannot send their election materials directly to their election officials. To fax your election materials, use the Transmission Cover Sheet found in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527 or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. If you need to send your election materials to your election official by fax, but do not have access to a fax machine, you can email them to fax@fvap.gov and FVAP will fax your election materials for you. This service is fax only. If your state accepts your election materials by email you should email them directly to your election official. FVAP will not transmit email-to-email transactions.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). Keep part of the tracking label to track your absentee ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this state?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S., is eligible to vote if they intend to reside in Oregon and have a parent, legal guardian or spouse who is a military or overseas voter under Oregon law, and that parent, legal guardian, or spouse last resided in Oregon.

I am a National Guardsman activated on state orders; does my state afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://www.oregonvotes.gov/myballot

Does my state have any online tools?

You can see if your state has any online tools available here:
https://www.fvap.gov/oregon

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide a Oregon-issued ID number. If you do not have a Oregon-issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Oregon-issued ID or Social Security Number".

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

A. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


B. To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide a Oregon-issued ID number. If you do not have a Oregon-issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Oregon-issued ID or Social Security Number".

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

A. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


B. To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, sign and date the form. Mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

Email your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, sign and date the form. Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the "Transmission Cover Sheet". Email this package directly to your election official.

Fax your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, sign and date the form. Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the "Transmission Cover Sheet". You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FPCA if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your state it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the state absentee ballot by mail, email or fax*.

Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

*If submitting by fax or email, additional forms are required. Forms can be found at www.oregonvotes.gov/myballot.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, state and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide a Oregon-issued ID number. If you do not have a Oregon-issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Section 6 "I do not have a Oregon-issued ID or Social Security Number".

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

A. Check "Yes" if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot, otherwise check "No."


B. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


C. To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide a Oregon-issued ID number. If you do not have a Oregon-issued ID number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers, you must enter in Section 6 "I do not have a Oregon-issued ID or Social Security Number".

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

A. Check "Yes" if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot, otherwise check "No."


B. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


C. To vote in a primary election for a major party, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. If you do not indicate a political party, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email* or fax*. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

*Additional forms are required if you are voting on local offices or ballot measures and you are submitting your ballot by email or fax. Forms can be found at www.oregonvotes.gov/myballot.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the "Voter Information" page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed "Official Backup Ballot", do not write on the "Official Ballot" envelope. Insert the sealed "Official Ballot" envelope and the "Voter Information" page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: (Additional forms are required if you are voting on local offices or ballot measures and you are submitting your ballot by email. Forms can be found at www.oregonvotes.gov/myballot. Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the "Voter Information" page. Scan the signed "Voter Information" page, the "Official Backup Ballot" and the Transmission Cover Sheet, found at the end Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov, into your computer. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this ballot package directly to your election official.

Fax your FWAB: (Additional forms are required if you are voting on local offices or ballot measures and you are submitting your ballot by fax. Forms can be found at www.oregonvotes.gov/myballot. Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the "Voter Information" page. Fax the signed "Voter Information" page, the "Official Backup Ballot" and the Transmission Cover Sheet, found at the end Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov, directly to your election official. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FWAB toll-free if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the state absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the state absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the state absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for countySearch Offices

County Mailing Address
Baker Baker County Clerk, Elections Office
1995 3rd St, Ste 150
Baker City, OR 97814-3365
Phone: (541) 523-8207
Fax: (541) 523-8240
Benton Benton County Clerk, Elections Office
120 NW 4th St, Rm 13
Corvallis, OR 97330-4734
Phone: (541) 766-6756
Fax: (541) 766-6757
Clackamas Clackamas County Clerk, Elections Office
1710 Red Soils Ct, Ste 100
Oregon City, OR 97045-4300
Phone: (503) 655-8510
Fax: (503) 655-8461
Clatsop Clatsop County Clerk, Elections Office
820 Exchange St, Ste 220
Astoria, OR 97103-4609
Phone: (503) 325-8511
Fax: (503) 325-9307
Columbia Columbia County Clerk, Elections Office
230 Strand St
St. Helens, OR 97051-2089
Phone: (503) 397-7214
Fax: (503) 397-7266
Coos Coos County Clerk, Elections Office
250 N Baxter St
Coquille, OR 97423-1875
Phone: (541) 396-7610
Fax: (541) 396-1013
Crook Crook County Clerk, Elections Office
300 NE 3rd St, Rm 23
Prineville, OR 97754-1919
Phone: (541) 447-6553
Fax: (541) 416-2145
Curry Curry County Clerk, Elections Office
94235 Moore St, Ste 212
Gold Beach, OR 97444-9705
Phone: (541) 247-3297
Fax: (541) 247-9361
Deschutes Deschutes County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 6005
Bend, OR 97708-6005
Phone: (541) 388-6547
Fax: (541) 383-4424
Douglas Douglas County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470-0004
Phone: (541) 440-4252
Fax: (541) 440-4408
Gilliam Gilliam County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 427
Condon, OR 97823-0427
Phone: (541) 384-2311
Fax: (541) 384-2166
Grant Grant County Clerk, Elections Office
201 S Humbolt, Ste 290
Canyon City, OR 97820-6186
Phone: (541) 575-1675
Fax: (541) 575-2248
Harney Harney County Clerk, Elections Office
450 N Buena Vista, #14
Burns, OR 97720-1565
Phone: (541) 573-6641
Fax: (541) 573-8370
Hood River Hood River County Clerk, Elections Office
601 State St
Hood River, OR 97031-1871
Phone: (541) 386-1442
Fax: (541) 387-6864
Jackson Jackson County Clerk, Elections Office
1101 W Main St, Ste 201
Medford, OR 97501-2369
Phone: (541) 774-6148
Fax: (541) 774-6140
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk, Elections Office
66 SE D St, Ste C
Madras, OR 97741-1739
Phone: (541) 475-4451
Fax: (541) 325-5018
Josephine Josephine County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 69
Grants Pass, OR 97528-0203
Phone: (541) 474-5243
Fax: (541) 474-5246
Klamath Klamath County Clerk, Elections Office
305 Main St
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-6332
Phone: (541) 883-5134
Fax: (541) 885-6757
Lake Lake County Clerk, Elections Office
513 Center St
Lakeview, OR 97630-1539
Phone: (541) 947-6006
Fax: (541) 947-0905
Lane Lane County Clerk, Elections Office
275 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401-3008
Phone: (541) 682-4234
Fax: (541) 682-2303
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk, Elections Office
225 W Olive St, Rm 201
Newport, OR 97365-3811
Phone: (541) 265-4131
Fax: (541) 265-4950
Linn Linn County Clerk, Elections Office
300 SW 4th Ave, Rm 205
Albany, OR 97321-2393
Phone: (541) 967-3831
Fax: (541) 925-5109
Malheur Malheur County Clerk, Elections Office
251 B St W, Ste 4
Vale, OR 97918-1375
Phone: (541) 473-5151
Fax: (541) 473-5523
Marion Marion County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309-5036
Phone: (503) 588-5041
Fax: (503) 588-5383
Morrow Morrow County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 338
Heppner, OR 97836-0338
Phone: (541) 676-5604
Fax: (541) 676-9876
Multnomah Multnomah County Clerk, Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214-2417
Phone: (503) 988-3720
Fax: (503) 988-3719
Polk Polk County Clerk, Elections Office
850 Main St, Rm 201
Dallas, OR 97338-3179
Phone: (503) 623-9217
Fax: (503) 623-0717
Sherman Sherman County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 243
Moro, OR 97039-0243
Phone: (541) 565-3606
Fax: (541) 565-3771
Tillamook Tillamook County Clerk, Elections Office
201 Laurel Ave
Tillamook, OR 97141-2311
Phone: (503) 842-3402
Fax: (503) 842-1599
Umatilla Umatilla County Clerk, Elections Office
216 SE 4th St, Ste 18
Pendleton, OR 97801-2699
Phone: (541) 278-6254
Fax: (541) 278-5463
Union Union County Clerk, Elections Office
1001 4th St, Ste D
La Grande, OR 97850-2100
Phone: (541) 963-1006
Fax: (541) 963-1013
Wallowa Wallowa County Clerk, Elections Office
101 S River St, Rm 100
Enterprise, OR 97828-1363
Phone: (541) 426-4543
Fax: (541) 426-5901
Wasco Wasco County Clerk, Elections Office
511 Washington St, Rm 201
The Dalles, OR 97058-2237
Phone: (541) 506-2530
Fax: (541) 506-2531
Washington Washington County Clerk, Elections Office
2925 NE Alocek Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: (503) 846-5800
Fax: (503) 846-5810
Wheeler Wheeler County Clerk, Elections Office
PO Box 327
Fossil, OR 97830-0327
Phone: (541) 763-2400
Fax: (541) 763-2026
Yamhill Yamhill County Clerk, Elections Office
414 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128-4607
Phone: (503) 434-7518
Fax: (503) 434-7520