Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens in


Use this site to vote absentee if you are

  • a U.S. citizen.
  • at least 18 years old.
  • absent from your voting residence.

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine absent from your voting residence.
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine.
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the country.


Register and request your absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).


Fill out and send in your ballot when it arrives.

Didn't receive your ballot?

Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
General Election November 5, 2024
Received by* October 7, 2024
Received by October 25, 2024
Received by** November 12, 2024

*Registration: Voters not previously registered may submit an FPCA by the Ballot Request deadline to receive a ballot for federal offices.

**For Uniformed Service members or eligible family members the ballot must be mailed by Election Day.
For overseas citizens the ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

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