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 Minnesota is eligible to vote as a "federal voter" and may vote for federal offices only. 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: [mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx](https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/minnesota](http://www.fvap.gov/minnesota) 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Received by 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration Received by 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration Received by 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Received by 2016-08-09T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-11-08T20:00:00.000 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. Not required. 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. <br/><br/>You must provide **either** a State issued ID number **or** the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have access to any of these numbers, leave this block blank. 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. If you do not make a selection, your ballot will be mailed to you. 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 can use the FWAB 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. **U.S. citizens residing outside the United States whose return is not certain and U.S. citizens who have never resided in the United States** can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal office. **All other *UOCAVA* voters** can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures. Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot. 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.<br/><br/>You must provide **either** a State issued ID number **or** the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have access to any of these numbers, leave this block blank. Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB. Not required. 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. 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. 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. The FWAB **must be mailed** to your election official. Addresses 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. 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. Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be postmarked and returned according to the deadlines provided in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines. The State absentee ballot **must be mailed** to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. *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. 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vickic@co.mower.mn.us Mower 201 1st St NE Ste 7 Austin MN 55912-3475 County (507) 836-6114 llang@co.murray.mn.us Murray 2500 28th St Slayton MN 56172-0057 County (507) 931-0856 elections@co.nicollet.mn.us Nicollet 501 S Minnesota Ave Saint Peter MN 56082-0089 County (507) 372-8390 dvogt@co.nobles.mn.us Nobles 315 10th St Worthington MN 56187-0757 County (218) 784-4531 tammy.kappes@co.norman.mn.us Norman 16 E 3rd Ave Ada MN 56510-0266 County (507) 328-7964 ness.miranda@co.olmsted.mn.us Olmsted 151 4th St SE Rochester MN 55904-3709 County (218) 998-8042 vmanderu@co.ottertail.mn.us Otter Tail 510 Fir Ave W Fergus Falls MN 56537-1364 County (218) 683-7080 jmherzberg@co.pennington.mn.us Pennington 101 Main Ave N Thief River Falls MN 56701-0616 County (320) 591-1671 elections@co.pine.mn.us Pine 635 Northridge Dr NW, Ste 240 Pine City MN 55063-1694 County (507) 825-6741 Janet.Bouman@co.pipestone.mn.us Pipestone 416 Hiawatha Ave S Pipestone MN 56164-0455 County (218) 281-3801 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