Absentee Voting - Military & Overseas
A member of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marines of the United States or a spouse or dependant living outside the county or municipality in which the election is held or a civilian permanently residing overseas, may make proper application for voter registration on the official post card provided for by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). A properly executed FPCA card shall be considered to be an application for an absentee ballot and shall constitute a request for an absentee ballot for the period beginning upon receipt of such card and extending through the second regularly scheduled general election in which federal candidates are on the ballot for all elections for federal offices held during such period. (O.C.G.A. 21-2-219 (b),(d)).
Absentee voting materials may be obtained through your unit Voting Assistance Officer (VAO), Embassy, or Consulate. An on-line (PDF) version of the FPCA is also available for all states and territories except Guam and American Samoa at Federal Post Card Application(FPCA,SF-76) An FPCA may be submitted to the Elections & Registration office by mail or fax more than 180 days prior to a primary or election in which a federal candidate appears on the ballot.
Reasons we may not be able to process your Federal Post Card Application
•The form was not completed as requested by the applicant's state of residence. See the Voting Assistance Guide (VAG).
•Could not determine a voter's eligibility to vote because the voting residence address was incomplete, incorrect or illegible.
•A current mailing address was not provided.
•The form was not signed and dated.
•The form was illegible.
The FPCA can be completed on-line or printed out and completed. After completing the application, it must be signed, dated and placed in an envelope affixed with proper postage. Postage free envelopes, for use in the U.S. Postal System, can also be printed from the FVAP web site.
Remember to send a new form in when you change your mailing address!