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. What is a runoff election? A runoff election is an election held if the State requires that a candidate receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office. 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 South Carolina is eligible to vote in South Carolina. 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: [https://www.scvotes.org](https://www.scvotes.org) Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/south-carolina](http://www.fvap.gov/south-carolina) 2016-02-20T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Rep 2016-02-27T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Dem 2016-06-14T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-06-28T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Received by 2016-01-20T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Rep Registration Received by 2016-01-27T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Dem Registration Received by 2016-05-14T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration Received by 2016-05-14T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Registration Received by 2016-10-08T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration Received by 2016-02-20T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Rep Ballot Request Received by 2016-02-27T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Dem Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-14T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-28T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Request Received by 2016-11-08T19:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-02-20T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Rep Ballot Return By Mail: Sent by* 2016-02-20T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Rep Ballot Return By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-02-27T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Dem Ballot Return By Mail: Sent by* 2016-02-27T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary - Dem Ballot Return By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-06-14T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return By Mail: Sent by** 2016-06-14T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-06-28T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Return By Mail: Sent by** 2016-06-28T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Return By Email or Fax: Received by 2016-11-08T19:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return By Mail: Sent by*** 2016-11-08T19:00:00.000 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. The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register, it **must** be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections. 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 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. 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. 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 (864) 366-5797 klondon@abbevillecountysc.com Abbeville 901 W Greenwood St. Abbeville SC 29620 County (803) 642-2029 absentee@aikencountysc.gov Aiken P.O. Box 3127 Aiken SC 29802 County (803) 584-8147 Sprince@allendalecounty.com Allendale 158 McNair St Allendale SC 29810 County (864) 260-4203 acvote@andersoncountysc.org Anderson P.O. Box 8002 Anderson SC 29624 County (803) 245-3027 jeffcoatpp@bambergcounty.sc.gov Bamberg P.O. Box 947 Bamberg SC 29003 County (803) 541-3683 ndefrenn@barnwellsc.com Barnwell 367 Fuldner Road, P.O. Box 668 Barnwell SC 29812 County (843) 255-9429 voter@bcgov.net Beaufort P.O. Box 1228 Beaufort SC 29901-1228 County (843) 719-4060 charrell@berkeleycountysc.gov Berkeley P.O. Box 6122 Moncks Corner SC 29461 County (803) 874-1242 sjenkins@calhouncounty.sc.gov Calhoun 102 Courthouse Dr, Ste 113 St. Matthews SC 29135 County (843) 745-2236 absentee@charlestoncounty.org Charleston P.O. Box 71419 Charleston SC 29415 County (864) 902-1127 catie.allison@cherokeecountysc.com Cherokee 110 Railroad Ave Gaffney SC 29340 County (803) 581-2696 tgraham@chestercounty.org Chester P.O. Box 580 Chester SC 29706 County (843) 623-3196 vrcfield@hotmail.com Chesterfield 416 W Blvd Chesterfield SC 29709 County (803) 435-9074 vr14sblack@hotmail.com Clarendon P.O. Box 548 Manning SC 29102-0458 County (843) 549-2812 aupchurch@colletoncounty.org Colleton P.O. Box 97 Walterboro SC 29488 County (843) 398-4907 hcampbell@darcosc.com Darlington 131 Cashua St Darlington SC 29532-3222 County (843) 841-3728 sedwardsvr17@aol.com Dillon P.O. Box 973 Dillon SC 29536 County (843) 563-0186 vote@dorchestercounty.net Dorchester 201 Johnston St Saint George SC 29477 County (803) 637-4134 vote@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov Edgefield P.O. Box 442 Edgefield SC 29824-0442 County (803) 635-5095 voterreg@fairfieldsc.com Fairfield P.O. Drawer 60 Winnsboro SC 29180-0060 County (843) 292-1613 dalford@florenceco.org Florence 219 Third Loop Rd Florence SC 29505 County (843) 545-3342 vote@georgetowncountysc.org Georgetown 303 N Hazard St Georgetown SC 29440 County (864) 467-7256 absentee@greenvillecounty.org Greenville 301 University Ridge, Ste 1900 Greenville SC 29601-3668 County (864) 942-5664 absentee@greenwoodsc.gov Greenwood 600 Monument St, Box P-117 Greenwood SC 29646-2643 County (803) 914-2083 dbryant@hamptoncountysc.org Hampton 201 Jackson Ave W Hampton SC 29924 County (843) 915-6440 martins@horrycounty.org Horry 1515 4th Ave Conway SC 29526 County (843) 726-7626 jbostick@jaspercountysc.gov Jasper P.O. Box 299 Ridgeland SC 29936-0299 County (803) 424-4012 voterregistration@kershaw.sc.gov Kershaw 609 Lafayette AvE Camden SC 29020 County (803) 416-9357 mahudson@lancastercountysc.net Lancaster P.O. Box 1809 Lancaster SC 29721 County (864) 983-2529 lwest@co.laurens.sc.us Laurens P.O. Box 769 Laurens SC 29360 County (803) 484-4392 sbarnhill@leecountysc.org Lee P.O. Box 309 Bishopville SC 29010 County (803) 785-8390 dcrepes@lex-co.com Lexington 605 W Main St, Ste 105 Lexington SC 29072 County (843) 423-8267 tmoody@marionsc.org Marion 137 Airport Ct, Ste E Mullins SC 29574 County (843) 454-0633 mcvr35Lmoses@gmail.com Marlboro 119 S Marlboro St Bennettsville SC 29512-0502 County (864) 852-2489 sojennings@mccormickcountysc.org McCormick P.O. Box 636 McCormick SC 29835 County (803) 321-2122 brogers@newberrycounty.net Newberry P.O. Box 147 Newberry SC 29108 County (864) 638-4197 jscharich@oconeesc.com Oconee 415 S Pine St. Walhalla SC 29691 County (803) 533-6215 absentee@orangeburgcounty.org Orangeburg P.O. Box 9000 Orangeburg SC 29116-9000 County (864) 898-5637 elections@co.pickens.sc.us Pickens 222 McDaniel Ave, B-9 Pickens SC 29671 County (803) 576-2249 absenteeballots@RCGOV.US Richland P.O. Box 192 Columbia SC 29202 County (864) 445-9187 d.burden@saludacounty.sc.gov Saluda 111 Law Range Saluda SC 29138 County (864) 596-2958 hlaye@spartanburgcounty.org Spartanburg P.O. Box 1287 Spartanburg SC 29304 County (803) 436-2405 pjefferson@sumtercountysc.org Sumter 141 N Main St, Room 114 Sumter SC 29150-4987 County (864) 427-7851 dpettit@countyofunion.com Union 320 E Main St Union SC 29379 County (843) 355-2039 edith.redden@williamsburgcounty.sc.gov Williamsburg 5 Courthouse Sq Kingstree SC 29556 County (803) 684-7801 elections@yorkcountygov.com York EC Black Bldg, 13 S Congress St York SC 29745