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 Rhode Island 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: [https://sos.ri.gov/vic/] (https://sos.ri.gov/vic/) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/rhode-island](http://www.fvap.gov/rhode-island) 2016-04-26T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary 2016-09-13T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Not Required Presidential Primary Registration Not Required State Primary Registration Not Required General Election Registration Received by 2016-04-05T16:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-08-23T16:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-10-18T16:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Received by 2016-04-26T20:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-09-13T20:00:00.000 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) temporarily 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 **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** 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. **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** 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 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** 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: State Board of Elections 50 Branch Ave. Providence, RI 02904 *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:** Fax your FWAB directly to the State Board of Elections at 401-222-6529. 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** or **fax**. **Mail** your ballot directly to: State Board of Elections 50 Branch Ave. Providence, RI 02904 **Fax** your ballot directly to the State Board of Elections at 401-222-6529. 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.* City (401) 247-3765 mdesisto@barrington.ri.gov Barrington 283 County Rd Barrington RI 02806-2406 City (401) 253-2647 lpcirillo@bristolri.us Bristol 10 Court St Bristol RI 02809-2234 City (401) 568-0490 lphaneuf@burrillville.org Burrillville 105 Harrisville Main St Harrisville RI 02830-1403 City (401) 724-2031 smurphy@centralfallsri.us Central Falls 580 Broad St Central Falls RI 02863-2835 City (401) 364-1238 arweinreich@charlestownri.org Charlestown 4540 South County Trl Charlestown RI 02813-3454 City (401) 822-9132 landerson@coventryri.org Coventry 1670 Flat River Rd Coventry RI 02816-8909 City (401) 780-3125 tbucci@CranstonRI.org Cranston 869 Park Ave Cranston RI 02910-2786 City (401) 724-1103 sgiovanelli@cumberlandri.org Cumberland 45 Broad St Cumberland RI 02864-8388 City (401) 886-8623 evespia@eastgreenwichri.com East Greenwich 125 Main St, P.O Box 111 East Greenwich RI 02818-0111 City (401) 435-1909 lshattuck-moore@cityofeastprov.com East Providence 145 Taunton Ave East Providence RI 02914-4530 City (401) 295-1248 canvassers@town.exeter.ri.us Exeter 675 Ten Rod Rd Exeter RI 02822-2447 City (401) 702-5010 jchristopher@townoffoster.com Foster 181 Howard Hill Rd Foster RI 02825-1226 City (401) 568-5850 jeanfecteau@glocesterri.org Glocester 1145 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814-0702 City (401) 377-7788 deptownclerk@hopkintonri.org Hopkinton 1 Townhouse Rd Hopkinton RI 02833-1142 City (401) 423-7230 kmontoya@jamestownri.net Jamestown 93 Narragansett Ave Jamestown RI 02835-1149 City (401) 553-8862 larusso@johnston-ri.us Johnston 1385 Harftford Ave Johnston RI 02919-7192 City (401) 333-3648 kallen@lincolnri.org Lincoln 100 Old River Rd, P.O. Box 100 Lincoln RI 02865-1332 City (401) 635-2470 cwordell@tlcri.com Little Compton 40 Commons, P.O. Box 226 Little Compton RI 02837-0226 City (401) 845-0406 wmarshall@middletownri.com Middletown 350 East Main Rd Middletown RI 02842-5267 City (401) 783-9637 airons@narragansettri.gov Narragansett 25 Fifth Ave Narragansett RI 02882-3612 City (401) 466-3219 townclerk@new-shoreham.com New Shoreham Old Town Rd, P.O. Box 220 New Shoreham RI 02807-0220 City (401) 848-5750 lwilliams@cityofnewport.com Newport 43 Broadway Newport RI 02840-2746 City (401) 294-2437 cbyers@northkingstown.org North Kingstown 80 Boston Neck Rd North Kingstown RI 02852-5767 City (401) 719-1609 bocdirector@northprovidenceri.gov North Providence 2000 Smith St North Providence RI 02911-1740 City (401) 356-4057 dtodd@nsmithfieldri.org North Smithfield 575 Smithfield Rd North Smithfield RI 02896-7227 City (401) 729-9499 kmcgill@pawtucketri.com Pawtucket 137 Roosevelt Ave Pawtucket RI 02860-2129 City (401) 683-2107 jschulz@portsmouthri.com Portsmouth 2200 East Main Rd Portsmouth RI 02871-2168 City (401) 421-9397 kplacencia@providenceri.com Providence 25 Dorrance St Providence RI 02903-1738 City (401) 539-1089 townclerk@richmondri.com Richmond 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd Wyoming RI 02898-1247 City (401) 647-7220 scituateclerk@aol.com Scituate 195 Danielson Pike North Scituate RI 02857-1906 City (401) 232-7244 caquilante@smithfieldri.com Smithfield 64 Farnum Pike Esmond RI 02917-3224 City (401) 788-9792 canvassing@southkingstownri.com South Kingstown 180 High St South Kingstown RI 02879-3140 City (401) 625-6705 canvassers@tiverton.ri.gov Tiverton 343 Highland Rd Tiverton RI 02878-4401 City (401) 245-7421 ssperoni@townofwarren-ri.gov Warren 514 Main St Warren RI 02885-4369 City (401) 732-3439 patricia.aylesworth@warwickri.com Warwick 3275 Post Rd Warwick RI 02886-7145 City (401) 392-3805 efliese@wgtownri.org West Greenwich 280 Victory Hwy West Greenwich RI 02817-2155 City (401) 822-9266 rfountaine@westwarwickri.org West Warwick 1170 Main St West Warwick RI 02893-4893 City (401) 348-2571 brayman@westerly.org Westerly 45 Broad St Westerly RI 02891-1888 City (401) 767-9226 ecorriveau@woonsocketri.org Woonsocket 169 Main St, P.O. Box B Woonsocket RI 02895-4330