Ohio Military Votes Update: October 6, 2016

Ohio Military and Overseas Voter Updates

Dear Military Members and Overseas Voters:

The voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 General Election is Tuesday, October 11th! Voters away from Ohio but eligible to vote in Ohio are encouraged to act now to register and request an absentee ballot.  

What's on the ballot?
Select this link http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters/aboutThisElection.aspx (or copy and paste into your browser’s address bar) to see what you can expect to be on the ballot.

Have you registered & requested your ballot?
Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot with One Form: the FPCA

1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote or update your existing voter registration and to request your ballot. You can access the FPCA form https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms or use the Ohio Automated Assistant (https://ohio.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm) to complete the form.

2. Simply, fill it out, print and sign the form. If you plan to email your form, scan it or take a picture of it. 

3. Return your request form to the Ohio Secretary of State's office

By Email: For Military Voters:
OMV@OhioSecretaryofState.gov or
For Overseas Voters: OVP@OhioSecretaryofState.gov
By Mail: Ohio Secretary of State
180 East Broad St. 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
By Fax: (614) 485-7690

Requesting your ballot be emailed to you is strongly recommended because it is the quickest way!

Have you received your ballot?
If you have requested your ballot and have not yet received it, contact your board of elections! You can access contact information for your board by selecting this link: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx

Ask the board officials to resend your ballot - by email will be the quickest!

Track your ballot.
Once you receive your ballot, promptly complete your ballot and return it to the board of elections. Regardless of how you received your ballot, your completed ballot may not be returned by email or fax. Carefully read the instructions provided with your ballot for the proper return of your ballot.

Watch your inbox and track the status of your ballot
Included with your ballot will be a tracking number you may use to track the progress of your ballot. Once you fill out your ballot and mail it back to your board of elections, be sure to periodically use this link https://usoav.sos.state.oh.us/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx and the PIN provided to verify that your ballot has arrived at your county board of elections!

You may also visit MyOhioVote.com and select “Track Your Ballot.”

Do you have questions?
Reply to this email, email omv@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov or call (614) 466-7709

For additional voting and elections information visit:
www.OhioMilitaryVotes.com - For Ohio troops
www.OhioVoterPassport.com - For overseas voters

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