This web page provides information to US citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).Those covered by UOCAVA include members of the Uniformed Services and U.S. citizens who reside outside the United States.
If you are not a UOCAVA citizen, and wish to vote absentee as a regular state voter, please click on the following link: How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
In Massachusetts, UOCAVA citizens are considered “specially qualified voters” and voter registration is waived. UOCAVA citizens are eligible to vote in all elections in Massachusetts by requesting absentee ballots. For more information visit: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemil/milidx.htm.
Applying for an Absentee Ballot:
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is the primary form for requesting registration and/or an absentee ballot from your local election official. To request an absentee ballot, the local election official must receive your FPCA or any other form of written communication with your name, date of birth, former residence and present residence not later than noon the day before the election.
Read all instructions printed below and on the FPCA before completing and signing your application.
You can complete the Federal Post Card Application on-line at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website at www.fvap.gov or you can print the application by clicking here.
For more information visit: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemil/milidx.htm