No earlier than 180 days and no later than 90 days before a General Election, an overseas voter may request a state write-in absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections in the county of registration. In the request, the voter must state that due to military or other contingencies that preclude normal mail delivery, the voter cannot vote a regular Vote by Mail ballot during the normal voting period.
The state write-in ballot will contain all offices (federal, state and local) for which the voter would be otherwise entitled to vote.
In completing the ballot, the overseas voter can designate his or her choice by writing in the name of the candidate or by writing in the name of a political party, in which case the ballot must be counted for the candidate of that political party, if there is such a party candidate on the ballot. Any abbreviation, misspelling, or other minor variation in the form of the name of a candidate or a political party must be disregarded in determining the validity of the ballot if there is a clear indication on the ballot that the voter has made a definite choice.
If you are unsure of your registration or Vote by Mail ballot status, you can review this information using My Voter Status, or contact our office by phone or e-mail at [email protected] for assistance.