Military and Overseas Voters (UOCAVA)

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).
UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services the Merchant Marine, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their family members, and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. This Act provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for these citizens.

If you are in the Military or living out of the country, it is very important you are registered as a UOCAVA voter. UOCAVA ballots are mailed 45 days before an election; local ballots are mailed 21 days before an election.
If you are unable to receive mail while out of the country, UOCAVA voters may also access their ballot online under the My Vote webpage. You may return this completed electronic ballot via email or fax at or 503-846-5833.

** A return envelope with signed UOCAVA oath and a SEL531 Facsimile Vote Secret Ballot Waiver Form must accompany an electronic ballot for it to be accepted. Those forms may be found at your My Vote webpage. All ballots, mailed or electronic, must be received by our office no later than 8PM on election night. Postmarks prior to this time are not able to be accepted.**
If you have an Oregon Drivers license You can use the Oregon Online Registration at:
 If you don't have a Oregon Drivers License please use a FPCA Form:
An FPCA form is required for each UOCAVA voter.
  • Online registration updates may be substituted for a FPCA form.
  • A faxed or scanned copy is only acceptable if you are already a registered Oregon voter.
  • Oregon does not require a notary or witness.
After completing the FPCA form please print, sign and mail to:
                             Washington County Elections
                             2925 NE Aloclek Dr, Suite 170
                             Hillsboro, OR 97124-7523
                             Office: 503-846-5800 Fax: 503-846-5810
For more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program visit:
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For more tools and to track your ballot status use My Vote.  

Contact the Elections Division 


  2925 NE Aloclek Drive  
Suite: 170
  Hillsboro, OR 97124-7523
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SunTech Corporate Park




(503) 846-5800


(503) 846-5810