Ohio Military Votes Update: October 21, 2016

Ohio Military and Overseas Voter Updates

Dear Military Members and Overseas Voters:

Over 20,000 absentee ballots have been transmitted to Ohio’s Military and Overseas Voters and nearly 5,000 have already been returned to the board of elections.

Mail your completed ballot back today. Please do not delay in mailing back your ballot.

Once you receive your ballot, promptly mark your ballot, complete the identification envelope/statement of voter, and return both to your local 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.

  1. Complete the Identification Envelope/Statement of Voter.
    The Identification Envelope/Statement of Voter must be completed, signed and submitted along with your ballot. If you received your ballot by mail, place your ballot in the completed and signed Identification Envelope provided.

    If you received your ballot via email, place the ballot you voted in an envelope and affix the completed and signed Identification Envelope/Statement of Voter to the front of the envelope.
  2. Use the Return Envelope Template provided.
    Place the completed and signed Identification Envelope/Statement of Voter containing your voted ballot in the return envelope.  You may affix the return envelope template to the front of your own envelope.

    The form provided is postage paid in the U.S. mail, including APO/FPO and diplomatic pouches, and should be affixed to an envelope. If using foreign postal systems, postage is required.  Put the correct amount of local postage on the front of the envelope, in the top right corner.
  3. Mail by Election Day.
    Ballots must be submitted for mailing by 12:01 a.m. on Election Day and received at the board of elections by November 18, 2016.

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.
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 My Ballot.”

Already registered in Ohio but have not requested your ballot?
Request Your Ballot with an FPCA

1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) 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:
[email protected] or
For Overseas Voters: [email protected]
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!

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.

Do you have questions?
Reply to this email, email [email protected] 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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