UOCAVA. Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. It’s a mouthful. It’s also a very important law that makes it easier for our service and overseas citizens to be able to vote. November 8th might seem like a long way away, but we mailed ballots today for King County’s UOCAVA voters.
We mail them this early to ensure that they have enough time to receive, vote and return their ballots and have their voices heard – no matter where they are in the world!
Other interesting tidbits about service and overseas voters:
- A service voter is any active-duty member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, and their family members (whether stationed domestically or abroad).
- They can sign up for electronic notification and delivery of their ballot materials for every election.
- They can return their ballot materials by mail, but also fax and email. Whichever is easiest for them.
- They receive periodic email reminders if we have not received their ballot yet.
Our goal is always to make voting as easy as possible and this is just one way we are removing barriers for citizens living outside the county or in the military.