- Click on the link to the right to open the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). Voter Registration and Absentee
Ballot Request (FPCA)
- If you have access to a printer, you may print the FPCA, complete and sign. If you do not have access to a printer, you may complete the FPCA online and electronically sign by typing your name on the signature line. Remember to save the completed FPCA as a digital file on your computer before closing.
- If you are requesting your absentee ballot be sent to you by email, you must include your e-mail address on the FPCA (Section 4).
- If you do not choose a specific method by which to receive your absentee ballot, it will be sent to you by regular, first-class mail.
- Absentee ballots will be available no later than September 22, 2018
- You may return your completed and signed FPCA to the Circuit Clerk in the county of your voting residence by e-mail, fax or mail.
If you requested to receive your absentee ballot by email/on-line, you will receive an email within 24 hours of the Circuit Clerk’s receipt of your FPCA, with instructions on how to access your ballot. If you requested to receive your ballot by fax or mail, please contact your Circuit Clerk’s office to confirm an anticipated delivery date.
- E-mail: Locate the UOCAVA email address of the Circuit Clerk located in the county of your voting residence from the online list. If you printed and signed the FPCA, scan the completed FPCA and save it as a digital file on your computer. Once saved, attach the file to the UOCAVA email. If you electronically completed and signed the FPCA, attach the file to the UOCAVA email.
- Fax: Locate the fax number for the Circuit Clerk in the county of your voting residence here. You may include a fax cover sheet with your FPCA by clicking this link.
- Mail: Fold your completed FPCA and place in an envelope addressed to the Circuit Clerk’s office in the county of your voting residence. Mailing addresses may be found here and a pre-stamped envelope may be printed and used to return your completed FPCA by clicking here.
You may return your voted absentee ballot to the Circuit Clerk in the county of your voting residence by e-mail, fax or mail.
Simultaneous with the transmittal of your absentee ballot for the General Election, you have also been provided with a ranked-choice absentee ballot to be used in the instance of a Runoff Election.
The ranked choice ballot allows you to rank all potential runoff election candidates in the order of your preference.
If you rank two or more candidates the same, your vote in that particular race will not be counted.
You are not required to indicate your preference for more than one candidate.
No additional ballot will be sent to you for a Runoff Election.
It is your choice when you vote and return your voted Runoff Election absentee ballot; however, absentee ballots returned electronically must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office of the voter’s county of residence by 7:00 p.m. on the date of the election in order to be counted. Absentee ballots must be received on or before the deadline.
For the General Election, your ballot must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office no later than General Election Day, November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm CST.
For the Runoff Election, your ballot must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office no later than Runoff Election Day, November 27, at 7:00pm CST.
Absentee ballots requested on Election Day may only be received by the voter and returned to the Circuit Clerk’s Office by e-mail. Please contact your Circuit Clerk to confirm his/her receipt of your Election Day request.
Note: Only the first received absentee ballot may be counted per election per voter. Subsequent absentee ballots received from the same voter for the same election will be rejected.