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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary March 15, 2016 State Primary August 30, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Postmarked by February 16, 2016 Postmarked by August 1, 2016 Postmarked by October 11, 2016
Ballot Request Request Mail Ballot: Received by March 9, 2016 Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by March 15, 2016 Request Mail Ballot: Received by August 24, 2016 Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by August 30, 2016 Request Mail Ballot: Received by November 2, 2016 Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by November 8, 2016
Ballot Return Within U.S. Return by Mail: Received by March 15, 2016 Outside U.S. Return by Mail: Postmarked by* March 15, 2016 Outside U.S. Return by Fax: Received by March 15, 2016 Received by August 30, 2016 Within U.S. Return by Mail: Received by November 8, 2016 Outside U.S. Return by Mail: Postmarked by* November 8, 2016 Outside U.S. Return by Fax: Received by November 8, 2016

*Ballot return: Ballots must be received by the 10th 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.

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?

No.

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

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/military-and-overseas-citizens-voting/

Does my State have any online tools?

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

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

If you are using the FPCA to register to vote, you must mail the form. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

If you are already registered and are using the FPCA to request an absentee ballot, you can mail, email or fax your signed form to your election official. 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.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines provided 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 or fax (fax only if you are outside of the U.S.). 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.

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

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Do not check this box. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.

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

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.

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 or fax (fax only if you are outside the U.S.). 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.

Fax your FWAB: (only if you are outside the U.S.) 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.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Alachua Alachua Supervisor of Elections
515 N Main St
Gainesville , FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-5252
Fax: (352) 374-5264
Baker Baker Supervisor of Elections
32 N 5th St, SteA
Macclenny , FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-6339
Fax: (904) 259-2799
Bay Bay County Supervisor of Elections
830 W 11th St
Panama City , FL 32401
Phone: (850) 784-6100
Fax: (850) 784-6141
Bradford Bradford Supervisor of Elections
945 N Temple Ave Ste C
Starke , FL 32091
Phone: (904) 966-6266
Fax: (904) 966-6165
Brevard Brevard Supervisor of Elections
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg C
Melbourne , FL 32941
Phone: (321) 633-2127
Fax: (321) 637-5460
Broward Broward Supervisor of Elections
115 S Andrews Ave, Rm 102
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33302
Phone: (954) 357-7050
Fax: (954) 357-7070
Calhoun Calhoun Supervisor of Elections
20859 Central Ave E, Rm 117
Blountstown , FL 32424
Phone: (850) 674-8568
Fax: (850) 674-2449
Charlotte Charlotte Supervisor of Elections
226 Taylor St, Unit 120
Punta Gorda , FL 33950
Phone: (941) 833-5400
Fax: (941) 833-5422
Citrus Citrus Supervisor of Elections
120 N Apopka Ave
Inverness , FL 34450
Phone: (352) 341-6740
Fax: (352) 341-6749
Clay Clay Supervisor of Elections
500 N Orange Ave
Green Cove Springs , FL 32043
Phone: (904) 269-6350
Fax: (904) 284-0935
Collier Collier Supervisor of Elections
3750 Enterprise Ave
Naples , FL 34104
Phone: (239) 252-8683
Fax: (239) 774-9468
Columbia Columbia Supervisor of Elections
971 W Duval St, Ste 102
Lake City , FL 32055
Phone: (386) 758-1026
Fax: (386) 755-7233
DeSoto DeSoto Supervisor of Elections
201 E Oak St, Ste104
Arcadia , FL 34265
Phone: (863) 993-4871
Fax: (863) 993-4875
Dixie Dixie Supervisor of Elections
229 NE 351 Hwy., SteA
Cross City , FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-1216
Fax: (352) 498-1218
Duval Duval Supervisor of Elections
105 E Monroe St
Jacksonville , FL 32202
Phone: (904) 630-8015
Fax: (904) 301-3867
Escambia Escambia Supervisor of Elections
213 Palafox Pl, 2nd Fl
Pensacola , FL 32591
Phone: (850) 595-3900
Fax: (850) 595-3914
Flagler Flagler Supervisor of Elections
1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 2, Ste101
Bunnell , FL 32110
Phone: (386) 313-4170
Fax: (386) 313-4171
Franklin Franklin Supervisor of Elections
47 Ave F
Apalachicola , FL 32320
Phone: (850) 653-9520
Fax: (850) 653-9092
Gadsden Gadsden Supervisor of Elections
16 S Madison St
Quincy , FL 32353
Phone: (850) 627-9910
Fax: (850) 627-6144
Gilchrist Gilchrist Supervisor of Elections
112 S Main St, Rm 128
Trenton , FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3194
Fax: (352) 463-3196
Glades Glades Supervisor of Elections
500 Ave J
Moore Haven , FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-6005
Fax: (863) 946-0313
Gulf Gulf Supervisor of Elections
401 Long Ave
Port St Joe , FL 32456
Phone: (850) 229-6117
Fax: (850) 229-8975
Hamilton Hamilton Supervisor of Elections
1153 US Hwy 41 NW, Ste 1
Jasper , FL 32052
Phone: (386) 792-1426
Fax: (386) 792-3205
Hardee Hardee Supervisor of Elections
311 N. 6th Ave
Wauchula , FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-6061
Fax: (863) 773-6813
Hendry Hendry Supervisor of Elections
25 East Hickpochee Ave
LaBelle , FL 33975
Phone: (863) 675-5230
Fax: (863) 675-7803
Hernando Hernando Supervisor of Elections
20 N Main St, Rm 165
Brooksville , FL 34601
Phone: (352) 754-4125
Fax: (352) 754-4425
Highlands Highlands Supervisor of Elections
580 S Commerce Ave, Rm A201
Sebring , FL 33871
Phone: (863) 402-6655
Fax: (863) 402-6657
Hillsborough Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections
2514 N Falkenburg Rd
Tampa , FL 33619
Phone: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 612-4199
Holmes Holmes Supervisor of Elections
201 N Oklahoma St, Ste 102
Bonifay , FL 32425
Phone: (850) 547-1107
Fax: (850) 547-4168
Indian River Indian River Supervisor of Elections
4375 43rd Ave
Vero Beach , FL 32967
Phone: (772) 226-3440
Fax: (772) 770-5367
Jackson Jackson Supervisor of Elections
2851 Jefferson St
Marianna , FL 32447
Phone: (850) 482-9652
Fax: (850) 482-9102
Jefferson Jefferson Supervisor of Elections
380 West Dogwood St
Monticello , FL 32344
Phone: (850) 997-3348
Fax: (850) 997-6958
Lafayette Lafayette Supervisor of Elections
120 W. Main St, Rm 129
Mayo , FL 32066
Phone: (386) 294-1261
Fax: (386) 294-2164
Lake Lake Supervisor of Elections
315 West Main St
Tavares , FL 32778
Phone: (352) 343-9734
Fax: (352) 343-3605
Lee Lee Supervisor of Elections
2480 Thompson St
Fort Myers , FL 33902
Phone: (239) 533-8683
Fax: (239) 533-6322
Leon Leon Supervisor of Elections
315 S Calhoun St, Ste110
Tallahassee , FL 32314
Phone: (850) 606-8683
Fax: (850) 606-8601
Levy Levy Supervisor of Elections
421 S Court St
Bronson , FL 32621
Phone: (352) 486-5163
Fax: (352) 486-5146
Liberty Liberty Supervisor of Elections
10818 NW SR 20 Courthouse
Bristol , FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-5226
Fax: (850) 643-5648
Madison Madison Supervisor of Elections
239 SW Pinckney St.
Madison , FL 32340
Phone: (850) 973-6507
Fax: (850) 973-3780
Manatee Manatee Supervisor of Elections
600 301 Blvd W, Ste 108
Bradenton , FL 34206
Phone: (941) 741-3823
Fax: (941) 741-3820
Marion Marion Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 289
Ocala , FL 34478
Phone: (352) 620-3290
Fax: (352) 620-3286
Martin Martin Supervisor of Elections
135 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Stuart , FL 34995
Phone: (772) 288-5637
Fax: (772) 288-5765
Miami-Dade Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections
2700 NW 87th Ave
Miami , FL 33152
Phone: (305) 499-8444
Fax: (305) 468-2521
Monroe Monroe Supervisor of Elections
530 Whitehead St, #101
Key West , FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-3416
Fax: (305) 292-3406
Nassau Nassau Supervisor of Elections
96135 Nassau Pl, Ste 3
Yulee , FL 32097
Phone: (904) 491-7500
Fax: (904) 432-1417
Okaloosa Okaloosa Supervisor of Elections
302 Wilson St N, Ste 102
Crestview , FL 32536
Phone: (850) 689-5600
Fax: (850) 689-5644
Okeechobee Okeechobee Supervisor of Elections
304 NW 2nd St, Rm 144
Okeechobee , FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-4014
Fax: (863) 763-0152
Orange Orange Supervisor of Elections
119 West Kaley St
Orlando , FL 32856-2001
Phone: (407) 836-2070
Fax: (407) 254-6596
Osceola Osceola Supervisor of Elections
2509 E Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy
Kissimmee , FL 34744
Phone: (407) 742-6000
Fax: (407) 742-6001
Palm Beach Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections
240 S Military Trl
West Palm Beach , FL 33416
Phone: (561) 656-6200
Fax: (561) 656-6287
Pasco Pasco Supervisor of Elections
14236 6th St, Ste 200
Dade City , FL 33526
Phone: (352) 521-4302
Fax: (352) 521-4319
Pinellas Pinellas Supervisor of Elections
13001 Starkey Rd
Largo , FL 33773
Phone: (727) 464-6788
Fax: (727) 464-6239
Polk Polk Supervisor of Elections
250 S Broadway Ave
Bartow , FL 33831
Phone: (863) 534-5888
Fax: (863) 534-5899
Putnam Putnam Supervisor of Elections
2509 Crill Ave, Ste 900
Palatka , FL 32177
Phone: (386) 329-0224
Fax: (386) 329-0455
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Supervisor of Elections
6495 Caroline St, Ste F
Milton , FL 32570
Phone: (850) 983-1900
Fax: (850) 983-1829
Sarasota Sarasota Supervisor of Elections
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota , FL 34230
Phone: (941) 861-8600
Fax: (941) 861-8609
Seminole Seminole Supervisor of Elections
1500 E AirP.O.rt Blvd.
Sanford , FL 32772
Phone: (407) 585-8683
Fax: (407) 708-7705
St. Johns St. Johns Supervisor of Elections
4455 Ave A, Ste 101
St. Augustine , FL 32095
Phone: (904) 823-2238
Fax: (904) 823-2249
St. Lucie St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections
4132 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce , FL 34947
Phone: (772) 462-1500
Fax: (772) 462-1439
Sumter Sumter Supervisor of Elections
900 N Main St.
Bushnell , FL 33513
Phone: (352) 569-1540
Fax: (352) 569-1541
Suwannee Suwannee Supervisor of Elections
220 Pine Ave, SW
Live Oak , FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-2616
Fax: (386) 364-5185
Taylor Taylor Supervisor of Elections
108 N Jefferson St, Ste 202
Perry , FL 32348
Phone: (850) 838-3515
Fax: (850) 838-3516
Union Union Supervisor of Elections
175 West Main St
Lake Butler , FL 32054
Phone: (386) 496-2236
Fax: (386) 496-1535
Volusia Volusia Supervisor of Elections
125 W New York Ave
DeLand , FL 32720
Phone: (386) 736-5930
Fax: (386) 822-5715
Wakulla Wakulla Supervisor of Elections
3115-B Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville , FL 32326
Phone: (850) 926-7575
Fax: (850) 926-8104
Walton Walton Supervisor of Elections
571 US Hwy 90 E
DeFuniak Springs , FL 32433
Phone: (850) 892-8112
Fax: (850) 892-8113
Washington Washington Supervisor of Elections
1331 S Blvd, Ste 900
Chipley , FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-6230
Fax: (850) 638-6238