Military/Overseas Info

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)

The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and conforming state legislation cover active duty members of the United States armed forces, the merchant marines, spouses and dependents of all, and United States citizens residing overseas.

How to Register to Vote

  • Obtain a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) from a Voting Assistance Officer (VAO);
  • Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site,, to obtain a FPCA application, register online Federal Post Card Application or complete the paper application.
  • Visit the Register to Vote section of our web site to obtain a Florida Voter Registration Application.
    • Military voters residing within the country in which they wish to register visit Florida Online Voter Registration System and indicate their military status, so the Supervisor of Election may mark their record and ensure their UOCAVA status when they move out of the country and wish to maintain voting residency.
    • UOCAVA voters using the Florida Online Voter Registration System who indicate their military status as part of the optional information will have the same privileges extended to them.

How to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

In order to receive vote-by-mail ballots in a timely manner, voter registration records should be updated annually. For information on updating voting records, click here

Overseas Voters

Military and citizens residing overseas (those with an APO, FPO or foreign address ONLY, excluding Guam, American Samoa, etc.), may have vote-by-mail ballots faxed or emailed.

Overseas voters who provide an email address will be advised of the candiddates and races via email at least 30 days before statewide elections.

  • We encourage all UOCAVA voters to include their email address on any forms or correspondence, and to  update them along with mailing addresses whenever they move.
  • The most important thing to remember is to notify the Supervisor of Elections Office of address changes so you do not jeopardize your active voter registration status.
  • The quickest and easiest way to update this information is by E-Mail.

Returning a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

  • Once you have voted your ballot, carefully follow the instructions on returning your ballot.
  • Overseas military and citizens residing overseas may return a voted vote-by-mail ballot by fax using our secured fax line.
    • To obtain the secured fax line number, contact the Supervisor of Elections office; 386-736-5930.
    • NOTE - Faxing a voted vote-by-mail ballot will be waiving the right to privacy.

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office

1750 S. Woodland Blvd DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-736-5930

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