The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) of 1986 protects the voting rights of U.S. citizens who are active members of the military residing outside of the United States. It also protects their spouses and dependents living overseas with them. Additionally, the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) of 2009 requires states to provide absentee ballots to those protected by UOCAVA.
UOCAVA requires state elections officials to provide voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications to UOCAVA voters, and send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters no later than 45 days before an election for a federal office.
34 Florida counties have come together to provide online ballot access to UOCAVA voters, which cuts ballot delivery time in half. Visit www.OurMissionYourVote.us to see if your county is on the list. If your county does not participate, visit your county Supervisor of Elections website for information about how to receive a UOCAVA ballot or other materials.