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Uniformed Service & Overseas (UOCAVA) Voters

UOCAVA Voters (return to top)

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)

  • Fill out this application to register to vote. You can type your information onto the form, print, and sign your name.
  • There are 3 ways to submit your completed and sign application:
    1. Fax it, toll-free (within the U.S.) to 1-877-443-1302; or
    2. Email it as a scanned attachment to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov; 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 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 Election Day. If you have questions, please contact the Elections Division.

UOCAVA voters may request authorization to return their voted ballot electronically if there is not sufficient time to return it by mail by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Please follow the instructions below to submit your request:

  • If you have already mailed back your absentee ballot, please contact the Elections Division at UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov to verify whether your ballot has been received.
  • If you have not yet mailed your voted ballot and will not be able to return it by mail by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, please contact the Elections Division at UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov with a request to return your ballot electronically.

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)

November 4, 2014 - General & Referendum Election

  • Absentee ballot requests may be submitted electronically starting August 4, 2014
  • Ballots for UOCAVA voters will be available by September 19, 2014
  • Your voted ballot must be received by the Elections Division before 8:00 p.m. (EST) on November 4, 2014

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.