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Military & Overseas Citizens Online Voting
 


D E L B E R T   H O S E M A N N

S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e

Delbert Hosemann
Delbert Hosemann
Secretary of State

     Military service is one ofthe greatest acts of patriotism in the United States and we all owe a huge debt of gratitude and respect to those of you who defend our liberty.

     The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has a long standing commitment to the military and those men and women who selflessly serve to protect our country and freedoms around the world. Mississippi was one  of the first states in the nation to provide electronic mail transmission of voter registration and absentee balloting materials to you, our military voters. We are now taking another step to build on that progress.

     The Secretary of State’s Office is available to assist anyone having difficulty with this process. You may call our Elections Hotline at 1-800-829-6786 and email us at UOCAVA@sos.ms.gov.

Delbert Signature

June 3, 2014 Primary Election UOCAVA Absentee Voting

The deadline for UOCAVA voters to vote by absentee ballot for the Primary Election is June 3, 2014 at 7:00pm CST. The deadline for UOCAVA voters to vote by absentee ballot for the Primary Runoff Election is June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm CST.

The absentee voting process for Mississippi’s Military and overseas voters has changed from prior years.  Please read the following instructions carefully to cast TWO (2) absentee ballots, one for the Primary Election and one for the potential Primary Runoff Election.

  1. Click on the link to the right to open the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) form.
  2. Complete the form online. If you are requesting your absentee ballot be sent to you by email, you must include your email address on the FPCA.
  3. Save the application to your computer. If you have access to a printer, print and sign the FPCA. If you do not have access to a printer, you may electronically complete and sign the FPCA by typing your name on the signature line. Remember to save the completed FPCA as a digital file on your computer.
  4. If printed and signed the FPCA and are returning it by email, scan the completed FPCA and save it as a digital file on your computer. Once saved, attach the file to an email.  If you electronically completed and signed the FPCA, attach the file to an email.
  5. Locate the Circuit Clerk in the county of your voting residence from the online list and click on the UOCAVA e-mail address.
  6. Attach your FPCA to the email and send to the Circuit Clerk of your voting residence. You may also fax or mail your completed and signed FPCA to the appropriate Circuit Clerk. Fax numbers and mailing addresses are provided here.
  7. Beginning April 1, 2014, you will receive two (2) absentee ballots in response to your FPCA, one ballot for the Primary Election and one ballot for the potential Primary Runoff Election.
  8. If you requested to receive your absentee ballots by email/on-line, you will receive an email within 24 to 48 hours of the Clerk’s receipt of your FPCA, with instructions on how to access both ballots. If you requested to receive your ballots by fax or mail, please call the Circuit Clerk’s office to confirm an anticipated delivery date.
  9. You may return your voted absentee ballots by e-mail, fax or mail.
  • Email: To return by e-mail, attach your voted absentee ballot(s) to an e-mail and send back to the Circuit Clerk’s office in the county of your voting residence. Email addresses can be found here.
  • Fax: Fax your voted ballot(s) to the Circuit Clerk’s office in the county of your voting residence. A fax cover sheet to send in with your voted ballot(s) can be found by clicking this link. Fax numbers can be found here.
  • Mail: Fold your voted ballot(s) and place each in separate envelopes. Mail your voted absentee ballot(s) separately to the Circuit Clerk’s office in the county of your voting residence. Mailing addresses can be found here and a pre-stamped envelope can be printed here.

Note: No additional absentee ballot will be provided to you for the 2014 Primary Runoff Election.

  1. You may vote and return both absentee ballots at the same time, or each separately to the Circuit Clerk’s office; however, each absentee ballot must be received on or before the deadline. 

For the Primary Election, your ballot must be received no later than the Primary Election Day, June 3, 2014 at 7:00pm CST

For the Primary Runoff Election, your ballot must be received no later than the Primary Runoff Election Day, June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm CST

NOTE: Only the first received Primary Election absentee ballot and the first received Primary Runoff Election absentee ballot may be counted per voter. Subsequent absentee ballots received from the same voter for the same election will be rejected.

To cast your absentee ballot ON Election Day:

  1. Complete steps 1 through 6 as above.
  2. Call or email your local Circuit Clerk to confirm receipt of your FPCA and request the Clerk to email your ballot. Clerk’s telephone and fax numbers and email addresses are provided here.
  3. Complete your ballot. Save it and email it back to your Circuit Clerk to cast your ballot.
 

 


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