Ohio Military Votes Update: October 3, 2018

Ohio Military and Overseas Voter Updates

Dear Military Members and Overseas Voters:

The November 6, 2018 General Election is just around the corner.

If you are eligible, but have not already registered to vote, Tuesday, October 9th is the voter registration deadline. Please note that if you are not registered to vote in Ohio by this day, you will NOT be able to vote in the November 6, 2018 General Election.

Register to Vote and Request an Absentee Ballot by Completing the FPCA Form

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request your ballot. It is a dual-purpose form. You can access the FPCA form here https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf or use the Ohio automated assistant available here https://ohio.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm to complete the form.
  2. Simply fill it out, print it, and sign it. If you plan to email your form, scan it or take a picture of it. 
  3. Return the FPCA to the Ohio Secretary of State's office by email, fax or mail. 
    • By email or fax to your county board of elections (for a listing of email addresses and fax numbers, visit https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=35.
    • By mail to:
      Ohio Secretary of State
      P.O. Box 2828
      Columbus, OH 43216-2828

Email is the quickest way! Submitting your FPCA via email and requesting that your ballot be emailed to you is strongly recommended.


  • If you are registering to vote or updating your voter registration information, a properly completed FPCA must be postmarked or received by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

  • If you are already registered to vote at the correct address and you just need to request your absentee ballot, your FPCA must be received by 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
  • If you have already received your ballot, the ballot must be mailed by 12:01 A.M. on November 6, 2018 and received no later than November 16, 2018.


  • If you need to talk to someone at the county board of elections who processed your ballot request, please contact your county board of elections (for contact information, visit https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=35).
  • Reply to this email or contact the Secretary of State Elections Division at (614) 466-2585.
For additional voting and elections information visit:
www.OhioMilitaryVotes.com - For Ohio troops
www.OhioVoterPassport.com - For overseas voters

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