Military and Overseas Voters

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?

  • Members of the United States Uniformed Services and the merchant marines and their family members
  • United States citizens residing outside of the United States

Registering to Vote

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 Clerk’s Office no later than 30 days prior to an election to be added to the voter rolls.

Primary Election: July 12, 2018
General Election: October 9, 2018

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Current registered voters may request an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA must be returned to their Clerk’s Office no later than seven (7) days prior to an election.

Primary Election: August 4, 2018
General Election: October 30, 2018

Applications are good for ONE election cycle and you will need to apply for an absentee ballot each election year and each time you change mailing address.

Track Your Ballot

Contact your Clerk’s Office to find out when your ballot was sent, and if it was received and accepted.

Voted Ballots

Voted ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.

Primary Election: August 11, 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)
Email: vote@fvap.gov
www.fvap.gov


Additional Questions? Contact your Clerk’s Office or contact your Unit Voting Assistance Officer listed below.

Branch of ServiceVoting Assistance OfficerPhone Number
Air Force
Hickam AFB
Ms. Agnes Borbely473-4686
Army
Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter
Mr. Manuel Tagavilla655-5546
Coast GuardMs. Kellie Dean842-2013
Marine Corps
Kaneohe Marine Corps Base
Ms. Deanna Nieves257-8866
Navy
JB Pearl Harbor Hickam
PMRF Barking Sands
LCDR Lena E. Whitehead
Mr. Woldekidan Tegegne
473-4717
335-4732

Information is available in alternate formats. If you require special assistance call the Office of Elections at 808-453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor Islands may call toll free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683) or e-mail us at elections@hawaii.gov.