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 or legal guardian that was last domiciled in Iowa is eligible to vote in Iowa. 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: [sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/search.aspx] (http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/search.aspx) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/iowa](http://www.fvap.gov/iowa) 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Received by 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration Received by 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration Request Mail Ballot: Received by 2016-06-03T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by 2016-06-06T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Request Mail Ballot: Received by 2016-11-04T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by 2016-11-07T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Return by Mail: Postmarked by* 2016-06-06T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Return by Email or Fax: Received by 2016-06-07T21:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Return by Mail: Postmarked by* 2016-11-07T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return Return by Email or Fax: Received by 2016-11-08T21:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return 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. Select the category that best describes you. 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. 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. 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. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot. 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. 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. 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.. Sign and date. No witness signature required. 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.* You **must** have requested a State absentee ballot at least 14 days before the election and be registered to vote to use the FWAB. You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. Do not check this box. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request. 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. Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB. 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. 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. 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. Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. Sign and date. No witness signature required. 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. 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.* 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** *(email or fax only if you are located in a hostile fire area)*. 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.* County (641) 743-2565 auditor@adaircountyiowa.org Adair 400 Public Sq Ste 5 Greenfield IA 50849-1259 County (641) 322-4647 acaudit@adamscountyia.com Adams P.O. Box 28 Corning IA 50841-0028 County (563) 568-4978 dbeyer@co.allamakee.ia.us Allamakee 110 Allamakee St Waukon IA 52172-1744 County (641) 856-8023 ldemry@appanoosecounty.net Appanoose 201 N. 12th St Centerville IA 52544-1711 County (712) 563 2556 audcoaud@iowatelecom.net Audubon 318 Leroy St #4 Audubon IA 50025-0549 County (319) 472-3692 bcauditor@co.benton.ia.us Benton P.O. Box 549 Vinton IA 52349-4712 County (319) 833-3119 gveeder@co.black-hawk.ia.us Black Hawk 316 E. 5th St Waterloo IA 50703-3922 County (515) 432-8102 boonecoaud@boonecounty.iowa.gov Boone 201 State St Boone IA 50036-3536 County (319) 352-0290 swolf@co.bremer.ia.us Bremer 415 E. Bremer Ave Waverly IA 50677-0317 County (319) 334-4234 cgosse@co.buchanan.ia.us Buchanan P.O. Box 317 Independence IA 50644-0220 County (712) 732-2603 slloyd@co.buena-vista.ia.us Buena Vista P.O. Box 220 Storm Lake IA 50588-0325 County (319) 267-2625 auditor@butlercoiowa.org Butler P.O. Box 325 Allison IA 50602-1428 County (712) 297-7382 jhowrey@calhouncountyiowa.com Calhoun 416 4th St Ste. 1 Rockwell City IA 50579-2400 County (712) 775-2148 ccaud@co.carroll.ia.us Carroll 114 E. 6th St Carroll IA 51401-2400 County (712) 243-6660 auditor@casscoia.us Cass 5 W. 7th St Atlantic IA 50022-1461 County (563) 886-3339 cgritton@cedarcounty.org Cedar 400 Cedar St Tipton IA 52772-1748 County (641) 421-3139 kkline@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us Cerro Gordo 220 N. Washington Ave. Mason City IA 50401-3220 County (712) 225-6708 kglienke@co.cherokee.ia.us Cherokee 520 W. Main Drawer H Cherokee IA 51012-1700 County (641) 394-5541 ccauditor@hotmail.com Chickasaw Box 311 New Hampton IA 50659-0311 County (641) 342-1592 ccaudjw@iowatelecom.net Clarke 100 S. Main Osceola IA 50213-2411 County (712) 262-5793 mpitts@co.clay.ia.us Clay 300 W. 4th St, Ste. 4 Spencer IA 51301-3806 County (563) 245-2353 auditor@claytoncountyia.gov Clayton P.O. Box 416 Elkader IA 52043-0416 County (563) 243-5869 vanlancker@clintoncounty-ia.gov Clinton P.O. Box 2957 Clinton IA 52733-2957 County (712) 263-8382 tmartens@crawfordcounty.org Crawford 1202 Broadway, Ste. 5 Denison IA 51442-2646 County (515) 993-6930 dcauditor@dallascountyiowa.gov Dallas 210 N. 10th Street Adel IA 50003 County (641) 664-1395 auditor@daviscountyiowa.org Davis 100 Courthouse Sq Ste 2 Bloomfield IA 52537-1600 County (641) 446-7149 dauaud@grm.net Decatur 207 N. Main St Leon IA 50144-1647 County (563) 927-6423 cbecker@co.delaware.ia.us Delaware 301 E. Main St Rm 210 Manchester IA 52057-1739 County (319) 753-8227 copelandc@dmcounty.com Des Moines P.O. Box 784 Burlington IA 52601-0784 County (712) 336-2677 nreiman@co.dickinson.ia.us Dickinson 1802 Hill Ave Ste 1400 Spirit Lake IA 51360-1259 County (563) 589-4478 auditor@dbqco.org Dubuque 720 Central Ave Dubuque IA 52001-7079 County (712) 362-7454 asathoff@emmetcountyia.com Emmet 609 1st Ave N. Estherville IA 51334-2245 County (563) 422-9201 lmoellers@co.fayette.ia.us Fayette P.O. Box 267 West Union IA 52175-0267 County (641) 257-6112 gcarr@floydcoia.org Floyd 101 S. Main St #302 Charles City IA 50616-2756 County (641) 456-6001 auditor@co.franklin.ia.us Franklin P.O. Box 26 Hampton IA 50441-0026 County (712) 374-4523 jkirk@co.fremont.ia.us Fremont 506 Filmore Sidney IA 51652-0610 County (515) 386-2216 auditor@co.greene.ia.us Greene 114 N. Chestnut Jefferson IA 50129-2144 County (319) 824-6098 rdeters@gccourthouse.org Grundy 706 G Ave Grundy Center IA 50638-1456 County (641) 747-3027 guthriecauditor@netins.net Guthrie 200 N. 5th St Guthrie Center IA 50115-1300 County (515) 832-9514 kschaa@hamiltoncounty.org Hamilton 2300 Superior St Webster City IA 50595-3158 County (641) 923-4191 hanaudme@hancockcountyia.org Hancock 855 State St Po Box 70 Garner IA 50438-0070 County (641) 939-8245 jlara@hardincountyia.gov Hardin 1215 Edgington Ave, Ste. 1 Eldora IA 50627-1700 County (712) 644-2643 auditor@harrisoncountyia.org Harrison 111 N. 2nd Ave Logan IA 51546-1370 County (319) 385-3601 sbarber@henrycountyiowa.us Henry 100 E. Washington St Ste 202 Mount Pleasant IA 52641-0149 County (563) 547-2629 jchapman@co.howard.ia.us Howard 137 N. Elm St Cresco IA 52136-1501 County (515) 332-1738 price@humboldtcountyia.org Humboldt P.O. Box 100 Dakota City IA 50529-0100 County (712) 364-3929 idacoaud@longlines.com Ida 401 Moorehead St Ida Grove IA 51445-1429 County (319) 642-7637 jstohlmann@co.iowa.ia.us Iowa 970 Court Ave Marengo IA 52301-0126 County (563) 652-4738 jdeppe@co.jackson.ia.us Jackson 201 W. Platt St Maquoketa IA 52060-2243 County (641) 792-1053 auditor@co.jasper.ia.us Jasper P.O. Box 944 Newton IA 50208-0944 County (641) 472-2597 jeffaud@iowatelecom.net Jefferson 51 E. Briggs Fairfield IA 52556-2820 County (319) 356-6086 elections@co.johnson.ia.us Johnson 913 S. Dubuque St., Ste. 101 Iowa City IA 52240-4273 County (319) 462-5815 auditor@co.jones.ia.us Jones P.O. Box 109 Anamosa IA 52205-0109 County (641) 622-2286 auditor@keokukcountyia.com Keokuk 101 S. Main Sigourney IA 52591-1419 County (515) 295-3071 agarman@co.kossuth.ia.us Kossuth 114 W. State St Algona IA 50511-2613 County (319) 372-7033 dfraise@leecounty.org Lee County Office Bldg.,P.O. Box 190 Fort Madison IA 52627-0190 County (319) 892-5359 auditor@linncounty.org Linn 935 2nd St SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 County (319) 523-3713 SElliott@louisaco-ia.org Louisa P.O. Box 186 Wapello IA 52653-0186 County (641) 774-1615 mastersj@lucasco.org Lucas 916 Braden Ave Chariton IA 50049-1700 County (712) 472-3800 cjohnson@co.lyon.ia.us Lyon 206 S. 2nd Ave Rock Rapids IA 51246-1538 County (515) 462-5888 hburhans@madisoncoia.us Madison P.O. Box 152 Winterset IA 50273-0152 County (641) 673-8979 auditor@mahaskacounty.org Mahaska 106 S. 1st St Oskaloosa IA 52577-2869 County (641) 828-6351 jgrandia@co.marion.ia.us Marion 214 E. Main Knoxville IA 50138-2545 County (641) 754-6321 draymond@co.marshall.ia.us Marshall 1 E. Main St Marshalltown IA 50158-4915 County (712) 527-1579 crobertson@millscoia.us Mills 418 Sharp St Glenwood IA 51534-1774 County (641) 732-5218 ltesch@mitchellcoia.us Mitchell 117 Plaza Lane Osage IA 50461-1250 County (712) 433-3203 mocoaud@longlines.com Monona 610 Iowa Ave Onawa IA 51040-1626 County (641) 932-5905 auditor@monroecoia.us Monroe 10 Benton Ave E Albia IA 52531-2056 County (712) 623-2346 sburke@montgomerycoia.us Montgomery P.O. Box 469 Red Oak IA 51566-0469 County (563) 263-7248 auditor@co.muscatine.ia.us Muscatine 414 E. 3rd St Muscatine IA 52761-4141 County (712) 957-0425 brohwer@obriencounty.org O'Brien P.O. Box 380 Primghar IA 51245-0803 County (712) 754-3743 bechter@osceolacoia.org Osceola 300 7th St Sibley IA 51249-1648 County (712) 542-5019 mwellhausen@co.page.ia.us Page 112 E. Main Clarinda IA 51632-2141 County (712) 852-4671 cmoser@co.palo-alto.ia.us Palo Alto P.O. Box 95 Emmetsburg IA 50536-0095 County (712) 546-5784 sfeldman@co.plymouth.ia.us Plymouth 215 4th Ave SE Le Mars IA 51031-2169 County (712) 335-4502 mbunda@pocahontascoia.us Pocahontas 99 Court Sq Pocahontas IA 50574-1629 County (515) 286-2099 election@polkcountyiowa.gov Polk 120 2nd Ave Des Moines IA 50309-4757 County (712) 328-4740 pottauditor@pottcounty.com Pottawattamie Box 649 Council Bluffs IA 51501-0649 County (641) 623-2363 ddawley@poweshiekcounty.org Poweshiek P.O. Box 57 Montezuma IA 50171-0057 County (641) 464-0654 rcauditor@iowatelecom.net Ringgold 109 W. Madison Mount Ayr IA 50854-1642 County (712) 662-7879 sacoaud@saccounty.org Sac 100 NW State St Box 1 Sac City IA 50583-0001 County (563) 326-8601 rmoritz@scottcountyiowa.com Scott 600 W 4th St Davenport IA 52801-1030 County (712) 755-3200 mcarter@shco.org Shelby 612 Court St Harlan IA 51537-1464 County (712) 737-2537 loish@siouxcounty.org Sioux P.O. Box 18 Orange City IA 51041-0018 County (515) 382-7221 auditorweb@storycounty.com Story 900 6th St Nevada IA 50201-2004 County (641) 484-5127 lkopsa@tamacounty.org Tama P.O. Box 61 Toledo IA 52342-0061 County (712) 523-2274 auditor@frontiernet.net Taylor 405 Jefferson St Bedford IA 50833-1300 County (641) 782-1709 uncoaud@iowatelecom.net Union 300 N. Pine St. Ste. 2 Creston IA 50801-2400 County (319) 293-6404 jfinney@vbcoia.org Van Buren P.O. Box 475 Keosauqua IA 52565-0475 County (641) 683-0053 wapauditor@pcsia.net Wapello 101 W. 4th Ottumwa IA 52501-2510 County (515) 961-1049 auditor@warrencountyia.org Warren 301 N. Buxton Ste. 101 Indianola IA 50125-1801 County (319) 653-7788 dwidmer@co.washington.ia.us Washington P.O. Box 889 Washington IA 52353-0889 County (641) 872-2843 aud@grm.net Wayne P.O. Box 435 Corydon IA 50060-0435 County (515) 574-3714 auditor@webstercountyia.org Webster 703 Central Ave Fort Dodge IA 50501-3872 County (641) 585-9302 Karla.weiss@winnebagocountyiowa.gov Winnebago 126 S. Clark St Forest City IA 50436-1706 County (563) 387-4083 bsteines@co.winneshiek.ia.us Winneshiek 201 W. Main St Decorah IA 52101-1713 County (712) 279-6629 pgill@woodburycountyiowa.gov Woodbury 620 Douglas St., Rm 103 Sioux City IA 51101-1248 County (641) 324-3682 auditor@worthcounty.org Worth 1000 Central Ave Northwood IA 50459-1539 County (515) 532-2669 auditor@co.wright.ia.us Wright P.O. Box 147 Clarion IA 50525-0147