Military and Overseas Voters
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) is a federal law that ensures military and citizens living overseas are able to register and vote in federal elections.
Military and overseas voters have an extended timeframe and convenient options to receive and return a ballot.
- A service member in any branch of the uniformed services and their spouses and/or dependents who are absent from the state because of a service member's active duty.
- Active and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as active components of the National Guard and Merchant Marines.
- Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Public Health Service.
- U.S. citizens who are living overseas, and whose last residence before leaving the country was in Colorado.
- U.S. citizens who were born outside the U.S. whose parent or legal guardian is eligible to register and vote in Colorado.
Select one of the methods below to register / update / change your voter registration.
- Colorado Secretary of State - www.GoVoteColorado.gov
- Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request - Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
- Federal Voter Assistance Program - www.fvap.gov
- Overseas Vote Foundation - https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org
- U. S. Election Assistance Commission - Election Management Guideline
If you have a Colorado Driver's License or ID Card, please go online to www.govotecolorado.gov to register to vote and/or add UOCAVA voter status.
If not, please complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) online or download and print the fillable PDF version and return it to City and County of Broomfield, Elections Division (UOCAVA). We encourage overseas and military voters to submit a new FPCA every year, and when you move. If you wish to receive your ballot by email or fax, please be sure to provide a complete fax number or email address, including the international prefix and country code.
Going Out of Town?
Please do not register as a UOCAVA voter if you are going to be out of town during election season.
Update the mailing address on your voter registration in order to receive your mail ballot in another town or state. Remember to change it back again after you return.
Return the form and or ballot by mail fax or email to:
City and County of Broomfield
Election Division (UOCAVA)
One DesCombes Dr
Broomfield CO 80020
A mail ballot will automatically be mailed to every eligible UOCAVA voter at your registered mailing address in every election. Ballots will be mailed no later than 45 days before the election.
Mail back your voted ballot in the provided envelope by Election Day. It must be postmarked by this date. Your ballot must be received by the Elections Division by the eighth day after Election Day, in order to be counted.
You also may request an electronic ballot when you register to vote as a UOCAVA voter. You will receive an email from EveryOne Counts with a secure link to your unique ballot.
Download Your Ballot:
a. Go to https://GoVoteColorado.EveryoneCounts.com
b. Select "Broomfield County" from the county selection box, and enter your information as instructed so we can verify your registration.
Download and print the ballot and affidavit on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Vote the ballot. Sign the affidavit. Return the affidavit and ballot by mail, fax or email
If you make a mistake, damage or lose your ballot of if you have not received a ballot by two (2) weeks before an election, please download a replacement ballot at https://GoVoteColorado.EveryoneCounts.com.
You may also call us at 303.464.5874 or email UOCAVA@broomfield.org to request a replacement ballot to be sent to you via mail, email or fax. When a replacement ballot is issued, we will void your original ballot. You may then return your replacement ballot by email, fax or mail.
You may also choose to vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), a write-in ballot can be completed for any federal, state, and local races and issues for which you are eligible to vote. To be eligible to use the FWAB, you must:
- Be absent from your voting residence;
- Have requested a ballot for the upcoming election; and
- Not have received your ballot.
Colorado Secretary of State - Uniformed and Overseas Electors
Federal Voter Assistance Program
Below you will find links that are helpful for finding overseas and party specific information as well as other Federal, State and local government websites that might be of interest.
- Helpful Links - http://www.fvap.gov/links
- Toll Free Access to Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) section - http://www.fvap.gov/vao/vag/appendix/toll-free
For more information regarding Military and Overseas Electors you may contact City and County of Broomfield Elections Division by phone at 303.464.5874, by fax at 303.410.3815 or by email at UOCAVA@broomfield.org