The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) created special provisions for absent uniformed services and overseas citizens to vote by mail in primary, general, and special elections for federal offices; and to allow these individuals to use a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB) in the general election for federal offices.
Who are UOCAVA voters in Kentucky?
- Members of the United States Uniformed Services and the merchant marines, active or reserve members, including activated status National Guard, and their family members
- Kentucky citizens residing outside of the United States
An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, was last eligible to vote in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and, except for his or her absence from the state, otherwise satisfies the Commonwealth of Kentucky's voter eligibility requirements;
An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, would have been last eligible to vote in the Commonwealth of Kentucky had the voter then been of voting age and, except for his or her absence from the state, otherwise satisfies the Commonwealth of Kentucky's voter eligibility requirements; or
An overseas voter who was born outside the United States, is not described in paragraph (c) or (d) of this subsection, and, except for his or her absence from the state, otherwise satisfies the Commonwealth of Kentucky's voter eligibility requirements, if:
1. The last place where a parent or legal guardian of the voter was, or under this chapter would have been, eligible to vote before leaving the United States is within the Commonwealth of Kentucky; and
2. The voter has not previously registered to vote in any other state
All military and overseas voters must be registered to vote in order to obtain a ballot. UOCAVA voters can register by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
. The completed FPCA must then be received by or postmarked to the County Clerk’s office no later than 28 days prior to an election to be added to the voter rolls.
Current registered voters may request an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
. The FPCA must be returned to their County Clerk’s office no later than seven (7) days prior to an election.
Military and overseas voters may download their blank absentee ballot through our eBallot Tool
if they have:
- Completed a Federal Post Card Application
- Provided a valid email address on your Federal Post Card Application
- Selected ballot delivery preference as electronic transmission via the eBallot Tool
Voted ballots must be received by the County Clerk’s office by the close of polls on election day.
Primary Election: May 22, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018
FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a voting assistance program for service members and their families and overseas citizens.
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Phone: 800-438-VOTE (8683)