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? A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in New Mexico is eligible to vote in New Mexico. 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: [www.sos.state.nm.us] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/new-mexico](http://www.fvap.gov/new-mexico) 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Received by 2016-05-10T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Registration Received by 2016-05-10T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration Received by 2016-10-11T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration Received by 2016-06-03T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-03T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-11-04T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 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.<br/><br/>You must provide your Social Security number. 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. 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, 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 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 your Social Security number. 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. 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**. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email or 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. County (505) 468-1293 clerk@bernco.gov Bernalillo One Civic Plaza NW, 6th Fl Albuquerque NM 87102-2169 County (575) 533-6400 keith.riddle@catroncountynm.gov Catron P.O. Box 197 Reserve NM 87830-0197 County (575)624-6523 cfuller@co.chaves.nm.us Chaves P.O. Box 580 Roswell NM 88202-0580 County (505) 285-2562 Elisa.bro@co.cibola.nm.us Cibola 515 W High Grants NM 87020 County (575) 445-4031 clerk@co.colfax.nm.us Colfax P.O. Box 159 Raton NM 87740-0159 County (575) 763-4232 aroberts@currycounty.org Curry 1509 Grayson Ct Clovis NM 88102-1168 County (575) 355-2441 rosaliej@plateautel.net De Baca P.O. 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