Registering to Vote

 The Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and conforming state legislation pertains to:

  • Active duty members of the United States Uniformed Services defined as: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Members of the Merchant Marine
  • Spouses and dependents of those active duty members
  • United States citizens residing overseas        

UOCAVA voters may register to vote four ways:

1. Complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which can be obtained from a Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program at www.fvap.gov.    
    If you are registering to vote for the first time, you must mail the FPCA with your original signature to the Supervisor of Elections’ office.
     
2. Complete a Florida Voter Registration Application (FVRA), which can be completed online, printed, signed and mailed to our office.  
     UOCAVA voters residing in Nassau County should register using the FVRA and indicate their status
     
3. Complete a National Mail Voter Registration Application which can be completed online, printed, signed and mailed to our office.   
   
4. Contact our office by e-mail, phone, fax or mail to request forms be sent to you.

 

Questions regarding residency guidelines in Florida? Click here or contact our office for assistance.

You can submit your completed registration application at any time.  However to vote in an upcoming election, it must be received no later than 29 days before that election.   See “Late Registration” for information on the exception to this deadline.

Upon acceptance of your application, you should receive a Voter Information Card within two weeks.  If you do not, please contact our office


It is important to notify our office of address changes so that you receive your ballot and other important election materials in a timely manner.  Voters can update address information by completing a new FPCA, FVRA or by contacting our office in writing, by telephone, or e-mail at questions@votenassau.com. 

We encourage all UOCAVA voters to include their e-mail address on all forms and correspondence, and to update it along with their mailing address whenever they move.


The signature in your voter registration record is extremely important in the voting process as it is used to verify your signature on Vote by Mail ballots, petitions and provisional ballots. 

Signatures can change, or appear to have changed, due to the passage of time or other circumstances such as:

  • A temporary or permanent illness;
  • Signing a document in a hurry; or 
  • An unclear signature image was provided by a driver’s license office or other voter registration agency where you registered to vote or updated your voter registration record.

A registered voter may update his or her signature at any time using a FVRA.   

Please remember – you must personally sign your voter registration application.  The law does not permit a person with power of attorney to sign your application.  If you are unable to sign your complete name for medical or other reasons, please make any mark that you are capable of making.  This mark will then be your official signature in your voter registration record.  If you are a person with a disability requiring further assistance, please contact our office.

 

 

Late Registration

An individual or accompanying family member who is otherwise qualified can register to vote after the book closing deadline if they have:

  • Been discharged or separated from the uniformed services, or the United States Merchant Marine,
  • Returned from a military deployment or activation, or 
  • Separated from employment outside the territorial limits of the United States.

Such persons must produce sufficient documentation showing evidence of qualifying for late registration to the Supervisor of Elections’ Office until 5:00 p.m., local time, on the Friday before the election.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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