UOCAVA Voting - Military and Overseas Citizens

UOCAVA stands for the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), the primary federal legislation that establishes these special rules. 

Military and overseas citizens are provided with special procedures and protections under federal and state law to help them overcome barriers to voter registration and voting caused by their military service or residence overseas. 

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  1. Who is covered?
  • U.S. citizens residing outside the United States
  • members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • members of the U.S. Merchant Marine
  • persons serving with the American Red Cross or United Service Organization (USO) attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the U.S. outside the person’s county of residence
  • a member or employee of any department of the U.S. Government serving overseas
  • an eligible spouse or dependent of an eligible person
  1. How do I become a UOCAVA voter?
  1. How can I check my UOCAVA status? How long will my status last?
  1. What is the easiest way to vote as a UOCAVA voter?
  1. What is the voter registration deadline?
  1. What is the deadline to return my absentee application?
  1. How do I get my ballot?
  1. How do I return my ballot?
  1. What is the deadline to return my ballot?
  1. How do I know if my ballot has been sent or received?
  1. How do I know if my UOCAVA ballot was counted?
  1. Ballots aren't available, but I need to vote now. What do I do?
  1. What is Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)?


York County Government Center
Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County
Level 1, Suite 1201
6 South Congress St
York SC 29745

 Main Phone: (803) 684-1242
 Fort Mill Area:  (803) 909-7194
 Fax: (803) 684-7801
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