Uniformed Service & Overseas (UOCAVA) Voters


The voter registration and absentee voter services on this page are for UOCAVA voters, who are:

  • Uniformed Service Voter:
    • Active duty military and their dependents (U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps)
    • Coast Guard
    • Commissioned corps of the U.S. public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    • The Merchant Marine
  • Overseas Voter:
    • U.S. citizen living outside of the United States who was qualified or would be qualified to vote in their place of residence in Maine prior to leaving the U.S.

Register to Vote (return to top)

  • Register to vote in Maine online, or
  • Fill out this Federal Post Card Application to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot for all elections within 18 months of submission. You can type your information onto the form, print, and sign your name.
  • There are 3 ways to submit your completed and signed application:
    1. Email it as a scanned attachment to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov; or
    2. Fax it, toll-free (within the U.S.) to 1-877-443-1302; or
    3. Mail it to:

      Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
      Elections Division
      101 State House Station
      Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Request a Ballot (return to top)

Fill out the Federal Post Card Application or use this online Ballot Request to get a ballot:

  • Remember to choose how you want your ballot to be sent to you-either by mail or electronically
  • If you choose to get your ballot electronically, you will receive additional instructions after you submit your request

If you are a UOCAVA voter and you have requested an absentee ballot but not yet received it, please contact the Elections Division at 1-888-VOTESME (1-888-868-3763) or UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov.

Receive the Ballot (return to top)

Depending on the method you chose for ballot delivery, your ballot will be:

  • Mailed to the address you provided when you requested the ballot; or
  • Accessed by you through the State's online service as a printable PDF file

Return a Voted Ballot (return to top)

When you receive your absentee ballot and other election materials, please follow the included instructions to ensure that your ballot is returned on or before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you have questions, please contact the Elections Division.

UOCAVA voters must return their voted ballot (by mail or electronically) by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

Track Your Ballot (return to top)

If you have requested a federal or state ballot from the Maine Elections Division, you may check the status of your request or ballot.

Dates and Deadlines (return to top)

The deadline to submit your voter registration application (FPCA) or request an absentee ballot is 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before Election Day.

Additional links: (return to top)

Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Voting Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions related to voting as a Uniformed Service or Overseas Voter, please contact the Elections Division at UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov or call 1-888-VOTESME.