Five states — Alaska, California, Florida, Louisiana, and Oklahoma — allow overseas voters to return their ballot by fax. In addition, Texas allows active duty military or eligible family members in a hostile fire pay, imminent danger pay, or combat zone to return their ballots by fax.
It’s easy to return your voted ballot by fax — it’s fast and free, and you don't have to worry that your ballot will be lost or arrive after the deadline to vote. Also, you keep the original ballot, so there’s always a paper trail.
Important: If your State accepts your election materials by email, you should email them directly to your election official.
If you do not have access to a fax machine, you can use the DoD FAX SERVICE.
- What is the DoD Fax Service?
If you need to send your election materials to your election official by fax but do not have access to a fax machine, you can email them to [email protected], and FVAP will fax your election materials for you. This service is fax only. If your State accepts your election materials by email, you should email them directly to your election official. FVAP will not transmit email to email transactions.
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If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android.
Does it matter what size paper I use?
Yes, create US letter-sized PDFs to ensure the ballot information all fits on the fax sheet printout.
- You must print and fill out this Voter Transmission Cover Sheet-In Bound From Voters. Voters should use this fax transmission cover sheet as a cover sheet when faxing or emailing election materials back to their local election office.
If your forms can be emailed, DO NOT USE [email protected] Email them directly to your election official. Email addresses for your election official can be found at FVAP.gov.
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