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. 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, legal guardian or spouse that was last domiciled in South Dakota is eligible to vote in South Dakota as long as he or she has not registered or voted in another State. I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges? No. Does my State have any online tools? You can see if your State has any online tools available here: [http://www.fvap.gov/south-dakota](http://www.fvap.gov/south-dakota) How can I check the status of my ballot? You can check the status of your absentee ballot here: [https://sos.sd.gov/Elections/VIPLogin.aspx](https://sos.sd.gov/Elections/VIPLogin.aspx) 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 Presidential Primary 2016-06-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2016-08-16T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff 2016-11-08T00:00:00.000 Received by 2016-05-23T17:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Registration Received by 2016-05-23T17:00:00.000 State Primary Registration Received by 2016-08-01T17:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Registration Received by 2016-10-24T17:00:00.000 General Election Registration Received by 2016-06-06T17:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-06T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Received by 2016-08-15T17:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Request Received by 2016-11-07T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Received by 2016-06-07T19:00:00.000 Presidential Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-06-07T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Received by 2016-08-16T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Return Received 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 **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. ***Stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members*** *must provide a photocopy of a valid form of personal ID with your picture: (1) A State issued ID card; (2) A passport or government issued ID card; (3) A tribal ID card; or (4) A current student identification card. If you cannot provide a copy of your ID, then the FPCA must be notarized.* Sign and date. No witness signature required. If you are using the FPCA to **register to vote**, you **must mail** the form. If you are already registered and are using the FPCA to **request** an absentee ballot, you can mail, email or fax your signed form to your election official. 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 **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 federal elections. 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. <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 local election official in accepting this form. ***Stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members*** *must provide a photocopy of a valid form of personal ID with your picture: (1) A State issued ID card; (2) A passport or government issued ID card; (3) A tribal ID card; or (4) A current student identification card. If you cannot provide a copy of your ID, then the FPCA must be notarized.* 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 (605) 942-7746 susan.urban@state.sd.us Aurora P.O. Box 397 Plankinton SD 57368-0397 County (605) 353-8402 auditor@beadlesd.org Beadle 450 3rd St SW, Ste 201 Huron SD 57350 County (605) 685-6311 susan.williams@state.sd.us Bennett P.O. Box 460 Martin SD 57551-0460 County (605) 589-4202 tamara.brunken@state.sd.us Bon Homme P.O. Box 605 Tyndall SD 57066-0605 County (605) 696-8259 vbuseth@brookingscountysd.gov Brookings 520 3rd St, Ste 100 Brookings SD 57006 County (605) 626-4010 Maxine.Fischer@browncounty.sd.gov Brown 25 Market St, Ste 1 Aberdeen SD 57401-4293 County (605) 234-4430 brulaud@midstatesd.net Brule 300 S Courtland, Ste 103 Chamberlain SD 57325-1599 County (605) 293-3240 elaine.wulff@state.sd.us Buffalo P.O. Box 146 Gann Valley SD 57341-0146 County (605) 892-4525 auditor@buttesd.org Butte 839 Fifth Ave Belle Fourche SD 57717-1719 County (605) 955-3308 lisa.schaefbauer@state.sd.us Campbell P.O. Box 37 Mound City SD 57646-0037 County (605) 487-7221 cmixaud@hcinet.net Charles Mix P.O. Box 490 Lake Andes SD 57356-0490 County (605) 532-5931 christine.tarbox@state.sd.us Clark P.O. Box 294 Clark SD 57225-0294 County (605) 677-7109 carri.crum@claycountysd.org Clay 211 W Main St, Ste 200 Vermillion SD 57069-2039 County (605) 882-6288 cbrugman@codington.org Codington 14 First Ave SE Watertown SD 57201-3611 County (605) 273-4233 corsonauditor@sdplains.com Corson P.O. Box 255 McIntosh SD 57641-0255 County (605) 673-8150 nchristensen@custercountysd.com Custer 420 Mt Rushmore Rd Custer SD 57730-1934 County (605) 995-8618 auditor@davisoncounty.org Davison 200 E 4th St Mitchell SD 57301-2692 County (605) 345-9515 dcaud@itctel.com Day 711 W 1st St Webster SD 57274-1364 County (605) 874-1306 pam.lynde@state.sd.us Deuel P.O. Box 616 Clear Lake SD 57226-0616 County (605) 865-3691 Kyrie.Lemburg@state.sd.us Dewey P.O. Box 277 Timber Lake SD 57656-0277 County (605) 724-2204 phyllis.barker@state.sd.us Douglas P.O. Box 159 Armour SD 57313-0159 County (605) 426-6164 keith.schurr@state.sd.us Edmunds P.O. Box 97 Ipswich SD 57451-0097 County (605) 745-6835 sue.ganje@state.sd.us Fall River 906 N River St Hot Springs SD 57747-1398 County (605) 598-6680 kelly.toennies@state.sd.us Faulk P.O. Box 309 Faulkton SD 57438-0309 County (605) 432-9004 karen.layher@state.sd.us Grant 210 E Fifth Ave Milbank SD 57252-2499 County (605) 775-2596 jim.waterbury@state.sd.us Gregory P.O. Box 437 Burke SD 57523-0413 County (605) 859-2801 haakon2@gwtc.net Haakon P.O. Box 698 Philip SD 57567-0698 County (605) 783-3201 dixie.opdahl@state.sd.us Hamlin P.O. Box 237 Hayti SD 57241-0237 County (605) 853-2769 auditor.handcoem@midconetwork.com Hand 415 W First Ave Miller SD 57362-1346 County (605) 239-4296 lesa.trabing@state.sd.us Hanson P.O. Box 500 Alexandria SD 57311-0500 County (605) 375-3318 kathy.glines@state.sd.us Harding P.O. Box 26 Buffalo SD 57720-0026 County (605) 773-7479 Jane.Naylor@co.hughes.sd.us Hughes 104 E Capitol Ave Pierre SD 57501-2591 County (605) 387-4209 auditor@gwtc.net Hutchinson 140 Euclid, Rm 128 Olivet SD 57052-0128 County (605) 852-3178 hydeaud@venturecomm.net Hyde P.O. Box 379 Highmore SD 57345-0379 County (605) 837-2447 vicki.wilson@state.sd.us Jackson P.O. Box 280 Kadoka SD 57543-0280 County (605) 539-9125 cindy.peterson@state.sd.us Jerauld P.O. Box 422 Wessington Springs SD 57382-0422 County (605) 669-7120 john.brunskill@state.sd.us Jones P.O. Box 307 Murdo SD 57559-0307 County (605) 854-3833 jennifer.albrecht@state.sd.us Kingsbury P.O. Box 196 Desmet SD 57231-0196 County (605) 256-7622 lakeauditor@lakecountysd.com Lake 200 E Center Madison SD 57042-2941 County (605) 578-1065 voters@lawrence.sd.us Lawrence P.O. Box F Deadwood SD 57732-0678 County (605) 764-0134 Auditor@lincolncountysd.org Lincoln 104 N Main, Ste 110 Canton SD 57013-1703 County (605) 869-2203 auditor@lymancounty.org Lyman P.O. Box 38 Kennebec SD 57544-0038 County (605) 448-2116 mcauditor@venturecomm.net Marshall P.O. Box 130 Britton SD 57430-0130 County (605) 425-2534 mccookaud@triotel.net McCook P.O. Box 190 Salem SD 57058-0190 County (605) 439-3394 mcphersonaud@valleytel.net McPherson P.O. Box 390 Leola SD 57456-0448 County (605) 720-6624 auditor@meadecounty.org Meade 1300 Sherman St, Ste 126 Sturgis SD 57785 County (605) 259-3194 jerry.schwarting@state.sd.us Mellette P.O. Box C White River SD 57579-0403 County (605) 772-4821 minerauditor@minercountysd.org Miner P.O. Box 86 Howard SD 57349-0086 County (605) 367-7409 blitz@minnehahacounty.org Minnehaha 415 N Dakota Ave Sioux Falls SD 57104-2465 County (605) 997-9996 mcaud1@moodycounty.net Moody 101 E Pipestone Ave, Ste D Flandreau SD 57028-1750 County (605) 394-6840 loris@pennco.org Pennington 130 Kansas City St. Suite 230 Rapid City SD 57701 County (605) 244-7289 pkaud@sdplains.com Perkins PO Box 126 Bison SD 57620-0126 County (605) 765-2332 pcaudit@venturecomm.net Potter 201 S Exene Gettysburg SD 57442-1521 County (605) 698-4277 dawn.sattler@state.sd.us Roberts 411 2nd Ave E Sisseton SD 57262-1495 County (605) 796-4509 sancoaud@santel.net Sanborn PO Box 7 Woonsocket SD 57385-0007 County (605) 745-6835 sue.ganje@state.sd.us Shannon 906 N River St Hot Springs SD 57747-1398 County (605) 472-4582 spinkcoauditor@nrctv.com Spink 210 E 7th Ave, Ste 5 Redfield SD 57469-1266 County (605) 223-7791 scauditor@midconetwork.com Stanley P.O. 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