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 Ohio is eligible to vote in Ohio. 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: [http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/sites/ballotTracking/ballotTracking.aspx?page=20547](http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/sites/ballotTracking/ballotTracking.aspx?page=20547) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/ohio](http://www.fvap.gov/ohio) 2016-03-15T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary 2016-03-15T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 By Mail: Postmarked by 2016-02-16T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Registration By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-02-16T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Registration By Mail: Postmarked by 2016-02-16T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-02-16T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration By Mail: Postmarked by 2016-10-11T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-10-11T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration Received by 2016-03-12T12:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-03-12T12:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-11-05T12:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Received by 2016-03-25T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-03-25T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-11-18T00:00:00.000 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 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 **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." 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.* 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. Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot. 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 **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." 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. 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 returned according to the deadlines and requirements 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. County (937) 544-5111 adams@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Adams 215 N. Cross St, Rm 103 West Union OH 45693-1389 County (419) 222-0311 allen@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Allen 204 N. Main St Lima OH 45801-4433 County (419) 282-4260 ashland@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Ashland 110 Cottage St Ashland OH 44805-2183 County (440) 576-1445 elections@co.ashtabula.oh.us Ashtabula 8 W. Walnut St Jefferson OH 44047-1097 County (740) 592-3262 ATHENS@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Athens 15 S. Court St, Rm 130 Athens OH 45701-2836 County (419) 739-6721 auglaize@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Auglaize 209 S. 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Box 182111 Columbus OH 43218-2111 County (419) 337-2363 fulton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Fulton 135 Courthouse Plaza Wauseon OH 43567 County (740) 441-2049 gallia@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Gallia 18 Locust St., Rm 1266, 2nd Floor Gallipolis OH 45631-1292 County (440) 285-0959 geauga@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Geauga 470 Center St, Bldg. 6-A Chardon OH 44024-1243 County (937) 562-6171 greene@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Greene 551 Ledbetter Rd Xenia OH 45385 County (740) 432-6784 guernsey@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Guernsey 627 Wheeling Ave, Ste 101 Cambridge OH 43725-2284 County (513) 579-0988 hamilton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Hamilton 824 Broadway Cincinnati OH 45202-1345 County (419) 424-7293 bdelections@co.hancock.oh.us Hancock 201 E. Lincoln St Rear Findlay OH 45840-3301 County (419) 674-2213 HARDIN@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Hardin 1 Court House Sq Kenton OH 43326-2387 County (740) 942-8531 harrison@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Harrison 538 N Main St, Ste B Cadiz OH 43907-1197 County (419) 592-7957 boardofelections@henrycountyohio.com Henry 1827 Oakwood Ave Napoleon OH 43545-9243 County (937) 393-5854 highland@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Highland 1575 N. High St., Ste 200 Hillsboro OH 45133-1089 County (740) 380-3712 hocking@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Hocking 93 W. Hunter St., P.O. Box 109 Logan OH 43138-1207 County (330) 674-5978 HOLMES@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Holmes 75 E. Clinton St, Ste 108 Millersburg OH 44654-1269 County (419) 668-8710 huron@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Huron 180 Milan Ave, Ste 4 Norwalk OH 44857-1168 County (740) 288-3631 JACKSON@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Jackson 275 Portsmouth St., Ste 2 Jackson OH 45640-1769 County (740) 314-8992 jefferso@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Jefferson 500 Market St, 1st Flr, Ste. 1 Steubenville OH 43952-4499 County (740) 393-6717 knox@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Knox 117 E. High St, Ste 210 Mount Vernon OH 43050-3401 County (440) 350-2670 lake@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lake 105 Main St, P.O. Box 490 Painesville OH 44077-0490 County (740) 533-2730 lawrence@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Lawrence 111 S. 4th St, Veterans Sq Ironton OH 45638-1521 County (740) 670-5081 licking@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Licking 20 S. 2nd St P.O. Box 4261 Newark OH 43058-4261 County (937) 599-7270 elections@co.logan.oh.us Logan 225 S. Main St Bellefontaine OH 43311-2075 County (440) 326-5931 lorain@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lorain 1985 N. Ridge Rd, East Lorain OH 44055-3344 County (419) 213-4069 lucas@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lucas One Government Center, Ste 300 Toledo OH 43604-2250 County (740) 852-7131 electionboard@co.madison.oh.us Madison 1423 State Rte 38 SE London OH 43140-1095 County (330) 783-2801 mahoning@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Mahoning 345 Oakhill Ave, Ste 101 Youngstown OH 44502 County (740) 223-4099 MARION@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Marion 222 W. Center St Marion OH 43302-3646 County (330) 722-9299 medina@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Medina P.O. Box 506 Medina OH 44258 County (740) 992-2645 meigs@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Meigs 117 E. Memorial Dr, Ste 1 Pomeroy OH 45769-0688 County (419) 586-2748 MERCER@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Mercer 101 N. Main St., Ste 107 Celina OH 45822-1790 County (937) (440) 3901 Miami@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Miami 215 W. Main St Troy OH 45373-3263 County (740) 472-2517 monroe@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Monroe 117 N. Main St., Ste. 12 Woodsfield OH 43793-1001 County (937) 496-7798 mcboe@mcohio.org Montgomery 451 W. Third St Dayton OH 45422 County (740) 962-3099 morgan@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Morgan 155 E. Main St, Rm 157 McConnelsville OH 43756-1296 County (419) 946-9861 morrow@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Morrow 619 West Marion Rd, Rm 146 Mount Gilead OH 43338-1097 County (740) 455-7178 muskingu@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Muskingum 205 N. Seventh St Zanesville OH 43701-3709 County (740) 732-6577 noble@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Noble 140 Court House Caldwell OH 43724-1243 County (419) 898-3146 election@co.ottawa.oh.us Ottawa 8444 W. State Rte 163, Ste 101 Oak Harbor OH 43449-8884 County (419) 399-8250 PAULDING@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Paulding 105 E. Perry St Paulding OH 45879-1412 County (740) 342-4787 perry@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Perry 121 W. Brown St, Suite B New Lexington OH 43764-1241 County (740) 477-2991 pickaway@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Pickaway 141 W. Main St, Ste 800 Circleville OH 43113-1601 County (740) 947-5973 pike@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Pike 230 Waverly Plaza, Ste 1100 Waverly OH 45690-1288 County (330) 297-3518 portage@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Portage 449 S. Meridian St Rm 101 Ravenna OH 44266-2963 County (937) 456-2986 preble@electionsonthe.net Preble 101 E. Main St Eaton OH 45320-1758 County (419) 523-3417 putnam@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Putnam 336 E. Main St, Ste A Ottawa OH 45875-1957 County (419) 774-5534 boardofelections@richlandcountyoh.us Richland 1495 W. Longview Ave. Ste 101 Mansfield OH 44906 County (740) 775-2383 ross@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Ross 475 Western Ave, Ste D Chillicothe OH 45601-3207 County (419) 334-6184 sandusky@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Sandusky 2020 Countryside Dr Fremont OH 43420-9574 County (740) 355-8363 scioto@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Scioto 602 Seventh St, Rm 105 Portsmouth OH 45662-3927 County (419) 443-7925 seneca@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Seneca 71 S. Washington St, Ste 1101 Tiffin OH 44883-2302 County (937) 498-7326 shelby@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Shelby 230 E. Court St Sidney OH 45365-3060 County (330) 451-7000 boe@starkcountyohio.gov Stark 3525 Regent Ave NE Canton OH 44705 County (330) 643-5422 summit@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Summit 470 Grant St Akron OH 44311-1157 County (330) 369-4160 trumbull@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Trumbull 2947 Youngstown Rd, SE, Warren OH 44484-5294 County (330) 343-3125 tuscaraw@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Tuscarawas P.O. Box 69 New Philadelphia OH 44663-2599 County (937) 642-2823 union@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Union 940 London Ave, Ste 1000 Marysville OH 43040-8036 County (419) 238-7145 vanwert@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Van Wert 120 E. Main St Van Wert OH 54891-1428 County (740) 596-1907 vinton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Vinton 31935 SR 93 McArthur OH 45651 County (513) 695-2953 WCBOE@CO.WARREN.OH.US Warren 520 Justice Dr Lebanon OH 45036 County (740) 374-7698 washingt@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Washington 204 Davis Ave.,Ste B Marietta OH 45750 County (330) 287-5686 CONTACT@VOTEWAYNE.ORG Wayne 200 Vanover St, Ste 1 Wooster OH 44691-4849 County (419) 636-2975 WILLIAMS@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Williams 1425 E. High St, Ste. 104 Bryan OH 43506-1751 County (419) 354-1730 WOOD@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Wood 1 Courthouse Sq Bowling Green OH 43402-2427 County (419) 294-6437 wyandot@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Wyandot 109 S Sandusky Ave Rm 12 Upper Sandusky OH 43351-1423