Military and Overseas Voter Information

 

 
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  UOCAVA Absente​e Voting

 November 3, 2020 General Election

 

The deadline for UOCAVA voters to vote by absentee ballot for the General Election is November 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, if submitting by email or fax.

If submitting by mail, it must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 and received within five (5) business days.

The deadline for UOCAVA voters to vote by absentee ballot for the General Runoff Election is November 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, if submitting by email or fax.

If submitting by mail, it must be postmarked by November 24, 2020 and received within five (5) business days.

 

  1. Click on the link to the right to open the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA): Federal Postcard Application.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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).  

  4. 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.
    • E-mail: To return by 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,  you must scan the completed FPCA and save it as a digital file on your computer. Once saved, attach the completed FPCA, saved on your computer as a digital file, to the email.  If you electronically completed and signed the FPCA, attach the completed FPCA, saved on your computer as a digital file, to the email.   
    • Fax:  To return by 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: To return by 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.  

  5. Absentee ballots will be available no later than September 19, 2020.

  6. If you requested to receive your absentee ballot by email or on-line via BallotSafe, 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, the Circuit Clerk's Office will send your absentee ballot within 24 hours of receipt. You may call your Circuit Clerk's office to confirm the date sent if you do not timely receive your ballot.

  7. You may return your voted absentee ballot to the Circuit Clerk in the county of your voting residence by e-mail, fax or mail.
    • E-mail: To return by e-mail, locate the Circuit Clerk's UOCAVA e-mail address here and attach your voted absentee ballot to the e-mail.
    • Fax:  To return by 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: To return by 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 voted absentee ballot by clicking here

  8. Simultaneous with the transmittal of your absentee ballot for the General Election, you will also be 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 the 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 the Runoff Election. It is your choice as to when you return your voted runoff election absentee ballot; however, absentee ballots must be received by the Circuit Clerk of the county of your voting residence no later than by 7:00 p.m. on the date of the election if returned by email or fax or postmarked day of the election and received within five (5) business days in order to be counted.
​      9. 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 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, if returning by email or fax. If submitting by mail, it must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 and received within five (5) business days.


For the Runoff Election, your ballot must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office no later than Runoff Election Day, November 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. CST, if returning by email or fax. If submitting by mail, it must be postmarked by November 24, 2020 and received within five (5) business days.

 

Absentee ballots requested on an 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. Subsequent absentee ballots received from the same voter for the same election will be rejected.

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CONTACTS:​

 

Hawley Robertson
Assistant Secretary of State
Elections

Located at the Heber Ladner Building
401 Mississippi Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
P. O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Elections Hotline: 800-829-6786
Elections Call Center: 601-576-2550
Fax: 601-576-2545

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