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 3, 2020
By Mail: Postmarked by* October 5, 2020
By Online System: Received by October 27, 2020
Received by October 29, 2020
By Mail:Postmarked by** November 2, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by 8 PM, November 3, 2020

*Registration: The FWAB must still be received 5 days before the election if used for registration.

**Ballot Return: Mailed ballots must still be received by the 13th day after the election.

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