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www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/UOCAVA.html

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 28, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Sent by* 7 PM, June 28, 2016 Sent by* 7 PM, November 8, 2016
Ballot Request No Deadline No Deadline
Ballot Return Sent by** 7 PM, June 28, 2016 Sent by** 7 PM, November 8, 2016

*Registration: The FPCA must be received by the 8th day after the election.

**Ballot Return: Ballots must be received by the 8th 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.

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 form SF 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 form SF 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 Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available 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. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

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). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking 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. and has a parent, legal guardian, spouse or civil union partner that was last domiciled in Colorado is eligible to vote in Colorado.

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:
https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter-classic/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/colorado

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 blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

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

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

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.

Block 6

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

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

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 Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

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.

Affirmation

Sign and date. 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, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS 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.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

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 your State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* 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.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

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

The 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 blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

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

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

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

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

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, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. 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.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation 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: Scan the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and the FWAB into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet with secrecy waiver. Email this ballot package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FWAB. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS 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.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 5027
Brighton, CO 80601-8207
Phone: (720) 523-6500
Fax: (720) 523-6266
Alamosa Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 630
Alamosa, CO 81101-0630
Phone: (719) 589-6681
Fax: (719) 589-6118
Arapahoe Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
5334 S Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120-1136
Phone: (303) 795-4511
Fax: (303) 795-4712
Archuleta Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2589
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-2589
Phone: (970) 264-8331
Fax: (970) 264-8562
Baca Baca County Clerk and Recorder
741 Main, Ste 3
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone: (719) 523-4372
Fax: (719) 523-4881
Bent Bent County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 350
Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Phone: (719) 456-2009
Fax: (719) 456-0375
Boulder Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
1750 33rd St, Ste 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2534
Phone: (303) 413-7796
Fax: (303) 413-7728
Broomfield Broomfield County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 328
Broomfield, CO 80038-0328
Phone: (303) 464-5857
Fax: (303) 410-3815
Chaffee Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201-0699
Phone: (719) 539-4004
Fax: (719) 539-8588
Cheyenne Cheyenne County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 567
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810-0567
Phone: (719) 767-5685
Fax: (719) 767-8730
Clear Creek Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2000  
Georgetown, CO 80444-2000
Phone: (303) 679-2339
Fax: (303) 679-2416
Conejos Conejos County Clerk and Recorder
P.O.Box 127
Conejos, CO 81129-0127
Phone: (719) 376-5422
Fax: (719) 376-5997
Costilla Costilla County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 308
San Luis, CO 81152-0308
Phone: (719) 937-7671
Fax: (719) 672-3781
Crowley Crowley County Clerk and Recorder
631 Main St., Ste 102
Ordway, CO 81063-1092
Phone: (719) 267-5225
Fax: (719) 267-4608
Custer Custer County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252-0150
Phone: (719) 783-2441
Fax: (719) 783-2885
Delta Delta County Clerk and Recorder
501 Palmer, Ste 211
Delta, CO 81416-1764
Phone: (970) 874-2150
Fax: (970) 874-2161
Denver Denver County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
200 W 14th Ave, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80204-2732
Phone: (720) 865-4921
Fax: (720) 913-8607
Dolores Dolores County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 58
Dove Creek, CO 81324-0058
Phone: (970) 677-2381
Fax: (970) 677-4144
Douglas Douglas County Clerk and Recorder
125 Stephanie Pl
Castle Rock, CO 80109-1520
Phone: (303) 660-7444
Fax: (303)814-3321
Eagle Eagle County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 537
Eagle, CO 81631-0537
Phone: (970) 328-8715
Fax: (970) 328-8716
El Paso El Paso County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2007
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007
Phone: (719) 520-7094
Fax: (719) 520-7327
Elbert Elbert County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 990
Kiowa, CO 80117-0037
Phone: (303) 621-3127
Fax: (303) 621-3212
Fremont Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
615 Macon Ave, Rm 102
Canon City, CO 81212-3381
Phone: (719) 276-7340
Fax: (719) 276-7338
Garfield Garfield County Clerk and Recorder
109 8th St, Ste 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3303
Phone: (970) 384-3700
Fax: (970) 384-3750
Gilpin Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 429
Central City, CO 80427-0429
Phone: (303) 582-5321
Fax: (303) 565-1797
Grand Grand County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 120
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451-0120
Phone: (970) 725-3065
Fax: (970) 725-0100
Gunnison Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder
221 N Wisconsin St., Ste C
Gunnison, CO 81230-2433
Phone: (970) 641-7927
Fax: (970) 642-4675
Hinsdale Hinsdale County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 9
Lake City, CO 81235-0009
Phone: (970) 944-2228
Fax: (970) 944-2202
Huerfano Huerfano County Clerk and Recorder
401 Main St, Ste 204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2085
Phone: (719) 738-2380
Fax: (719) 738-2060
Jackson Jackson County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 337
Walden, CO 80480-0337
Phone: (970) 723-4334
Fax: (970) 723-3214
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
3500 Illinois St, Ste 1100
Golden, CO 80401-6022
Phone: (303) 271-8198
Fax: (303) 215-9307
Kiowa Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 37
Eads, CO 81036-0037
Phone: (719) 438-5421
Fax: (719) 438-5327
Kit Carson Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 249
Burlington, CO 80807-0249
Phone: (719) 346-8638 x301
Fax: (719) 346-8721
La Plata La Plata County Clerk and Recorder
98 Everett St, Ste C
Durango, CO 81303-6899
Phone: (970) 382-6297
Fax: (970) 259-5413
Lake Lake County Clerk and Recorder
Box 917
Leadville, CO 80461-0917
Phone: (719) 486-1410
Fax: (719) 486-3972
Larimer Larimer County Clerk and Recorder
Box 1547
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1547
Phone: (970) 498-7820
Fax: (970) 498-7845
Las Animas Las Animas County Clerk and Recorder
Box 115
Trinidad, CO 81082-0115
Phone: (719) 846-3314
Fax: (719) 845-2573
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder
Box 67
Hugo, CO 80821-0067
Phone: (719) 743-2444
Fax: (719) 743-2524
Logan Logan County Clerk and Recorder
315 Main St, Ste 3
Sterling, CO 80751-4357
Phone: (970) 522-1544
Fax: (970) 522-2063
Mesa Mesa County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 20000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
Phone: (970) 244-1662
Fax: (970) 255-5039
Mineral Mineral County Clerk and Recorder
Box 70
Creede, CO 81130-0070
Phone: (719) 658-2440
Fax: (719) 658-0358
Moffat Moffat County Clerk and Recorder
221 W Victory Way, Ste 200
Craig, CO 81625-2716
Phone: (970) 824-9104
Fax: (970) 826-3413
Montezuma Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder
140 W Main, Ste 1
Cortez, CO 81321-3189
Phone: (970) 565-3728
Fax: (970) 564-0215
Montrose Montrose County Clerk and Recorder
320 South First Street, Room 103
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 249-3362 x31
Fax: (970) 249-0757
Morgan Morgan County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 1399
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-1399
Phone: (970) 542-3521
Fax: (970) 542-3553
Otero Otero County Clerk and Recorder
13 W 3rd St., Rm 210
La Junta, CO 81050-1536
Phone: (719) 383-3024
Fax: (719) 383-3026
Ouray Ouray County Clerk and Recorder
Box C
Ouray, CO 81427-0683
Phone: (970) 325-4961
Fax: (970) 325-0452
Park Park County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 220
Fairplay, CO 80440-0220
Phone: (719) 836-4333
Fax: (719) 836-4348
Phillips Phillips County Clerk and Recorder
221 S Interocean Ave
Holyoke, CO 80734-1521
Phone: (970) 854-3131
Fax: (970) 854-4745
Pitkin Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder
501 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611-1948
Phone: (970) 920-5180 x5
Fax: (970) 445-3007
Prowers Prowers County Clerk and Recorder
301 S Main St, Ste 210
Lamar, CO 81052-2868
Phone: (719) 336-8011
Fax: (719) 336-5306
Pueblo Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 480
Pueblo, CO 81002-0480
Phone: (719) 583-4616
Fax: (719) 543-1027
Rio Blanco Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 1067
Meeker, CO 81641-1067
Phone: (970) 878-9460
Fax: (970) 878-3587
Rio Grande Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 160
Del Norte, CO 81132-0160
Phone: (719) 657-3334
Fax: (719) 657-2621
Routt Routt County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477-3599
Phone: (970) 870-5558
Fax: (970) 870-5443
Saguache Saguache County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 176
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
Phone: (719) 655-2512
Fax: (719) 655-2730
San Juan San Juan County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 466
Silverton, CO 81433-0466
Phone: (970) 387-5671
Fax: (970) 387-5671
San Miguel San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 548
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: (970) 369-3654
Fax: (970) 728-4808
Sedgwick Sedgwick County Clerk and Recorder
315 Cedar St, Ste 220
Julesburg, CO 80737-1563
Phone: (970) 474-3346
Fax: (970) 474-0954
Summit Summit County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 1538
Breckenridge, CO 80424-1538
Phone: (970) 453-3479
Fax: (970) 453-3502
Teller Teller County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 1010
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-1010
Phone: (719) 686-8036
Fax: (719) 686-8030
Washington Washington County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box L
Akron, CO 80720-0380
Phone: (970) 345-6565
Fax: (970) 345-6607
Weld Weld County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 459
Greeley, CO 80632-0459
Phone: (970) 304-6525
Fax: (970) 304-6566
Yuma Yuma County Clerk and Recorder
310 Ash St, Ste F
Wray, CO 80758-1850
Phone: (970) 332-5809
Fax: (970) 332-5919