Military and Overseas Voters Information



Tips for California's Military and Overseas Voters

Thank you for taking part in elections while you are in the military or other uniformed service, or a civilian living outside the United States.

The information and resources on this page are intended to make participating in elections as easy and rewarding for you as possible. Here, you will learn the basic steps to become a military or overseas voter so you are eligible to vote when you are absent from your county while serving and/or living overseas and discover how state and federal laws work to protect your precious right to vote.

As a military or overseas voter who is registered to vote, there are several different ways you can request and receive your ballot and return your voted ballot and signed Military and Overseas Voter Return Envelope.

Register to Vote and/or Request a Ballot.

Even if you are or were registered to vote in your county, in order to receive your election materials and vote when you are absent from your county while serving and/or living overseas, you need to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by completing the online voter registration application or by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

When you complete your online voter registration application or your FPCA, you can choose to receive your ballot and the accompanying Military or Overseas Voter Return Envelope mailed, faxed, or emailed to you. You may even be able to download them from your county elections official's website. Check the list below for the options in your county.

The FPCA, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, is available from the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Members of the military can also obtain an FPCA from their installation's Voting Assistance Officer. Civilian overseas voters can obtain an FPCA at any U.S. embassy or consulate. You can mail or fax your completed FPCA to your county elections official. If you mail the FPCA, postage is pre-paid in the U.S. mail, including the Military Postal System and State Department Pouch mail. If you are already registered to vote and are only submitting an FPCA to request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can email your completed and signed FPCA to your county elections official.

Return Your Voted Ballot and Signed Military or Overseas Voter Return Envelope.

You must mail your voted ballot and signed Military or Overseas Voter Return Envelope to your county elections official. All voted ballots and signed return envelopes must be received by the county elections official before the polls close in California at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.

If you are living outside the territorial limits of the United States or are called for military service within the United Sates on or after the final date to make application for a vote-by-mail ballot, you may return your ballot by fax. If you decide to fax your voted ballot and signed Military or Overseas Voter Return Envelope, you must also fax an "Oath of Voter" form to waive your right to a confidential vote. This oath is in addition to the voter's declaration that is on the Military or Overseas Voter Return Envelope. Please use the oath form your county provides to you; however, many counties also accept the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) Alternative Form. Please check with your county before using FVAP's Alternative Form.

Under California law, while you may receive a blank ballot by email, you may not return a voted ballot by email.

For additional information and resources, see the links on the left side of this page.


County Method to submit your FPCA
or receive your ballot
Method to return your voted
ballot and signed Military or
Overseas Voter Return Envelope
County
Contact
Information
Alameda

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (510) 272-6982
Email
Mail
Fax: (510) 272-6982
Alameda Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street, Room G1
Oakland, CA 94612-4229
Phone: (510) 272-6973
Email
Website
Alpine Mail
Fax: (530) 694-2491
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 694-2491
Alpine County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 158
Markleeville, CA 96120-0158
Phone: (530) 694-2281
Email
Website
Amador Mail
Fax: (209) 223-6467
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 223-6467
Amador Registrar of Voters
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642-2132
Phone: (209) 223-6465
Email
Website
Butte

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 538-6853
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 538-6853
Butte County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
25 County Center Drive, Suite 110
Oroville, CA 95965-3361
Phone: (530) 538-7762
Email
Website
Calaveras Mail
Fax: (209) 754-6733
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 754-6733
Calaveras County Clerk, Elections Department
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249-9713
Phone: (209) 754-6375
Email
Website
Colusa

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 458-0512
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 458-0512
Colusa County Clerk-Elections Department
546 Jay Street, Ste. 200
Colusa, CA 95932-2400
Phone: (530) 458-0500
Email
Website
Contra Costa

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (925) 335-7838
Email
Mail
Fax: (925) 335-7843
Contra Costa County Clerk - Elections Department
P.O. Box 271
Martinez, CA 94553-0027
Phone: (925) 335-7800
Email
Website
Del Norte Mail
Fax: (707) 465-0321
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 465-0321
Del Norte County Clerk-Recorder-Elections
981 H Street Room 160
Crescent City, CA 95531-3457
Phone: (707) 464-7216
Email
Website
El Dorado

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 626-5514
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 626-5514
El Dorado Registrar of Voters
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667-4100
Phone: (530) 621-7483
Email
Website
Fresno

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (559) 488-3279
Email
Mail
Fax: (559) 488-3279
Fresno County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
2221 Kern Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2613
Phone: (559) 600-3026
Email
Website
Glenn Mail
Fax: (530) 934-6571
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 934-6571
Glenn County Clerk-Elections
516 W. Sycamore Street, 2nd Floor
Willows, CA 95988-2740
Phone: (530) 934-6414
Email
Website
Humboldt

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (707) 445-7204
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 445-7204
Humboldt County Clerk-Elections
3033 H Street, Room 20
Eureka, CA 95501-4409
Phone: (707) 445-7678
Email
Website
Imperial

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (760) 337-4182
Email
Mail
Fax: (760) 337-4182
Imperial County Clerk, Courthouse
940 W Main Street, Rm 206
El Centro, CA 92243-2839
Phone: (760) 482-4226
Email
Website
Inyo

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (760) 878-1805
Email
Mail
Fax: (760) 878-1805
Inyo County Clerk-Elections
168 N. Edwards, PO Drawer F
Independence, CA 93526-0606
Phone: (760) 878-0224
Email
Website
Kern

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (661) 868-3768
Email
Mail
Fax: (661) 868-3768
Kern County Clerk - Elections Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639
Phone: (805) 868-3590
Email
Website
Kings Mail
Fax: (559) 585-8453
Email
Mail
Fax: (559) 585-8453
Kings County Elections Dept., Govt. Center
1400 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230-5997
Phone: (559) 582-3211, ext. 4890
Email
Website
Lake Mail
Fax: (707) 263-2742
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 263-2742

Lake County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453-4747
Phone: (707) 263-2372
Email
Website
Lassen

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 257-3480
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 257-3480
Lassen County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
220 S. Lassen Street, Ste. 5
Susanville, CA 96130-4343
Phone: (530) 251-8217
Email
Website
Los Angeles

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax 1:(562) 462-2590
Fax 2:(562) 462-3035
Fax 3:(562) 864-2394
Fax 4:(562) 864-6786
Email
Mail
Fax 1:(562) 462-2354
Fax 2:(562) 462-2035
Fax 3:(562) 868-0861
Fax 4:(562) 863-2039
Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650-8357
Phone: (562) 466-1323 or (800) 815-2666
Email
Website
Madera

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (559) 675-7870
Email
Mail
Fax: (559) 675-7870
Madera County Clerk-Elections
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637-3548
Phone: (559) 675-7720
Email
Website
Marin Mail
Fax 1: (855) 473-8683
Fax 2: (415) 473-4244
Email
Mail
Fax 1: (855) 473-8683
Fax 2: (415) 473-4244
Marin County Registrar of Voters
3501 Civic Center, Room 121
San Rafael, CA 94903-4183
Phone: (415) 473-6441
Email
Website
Mariposa Mail
Fax: (209) 966-6496
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 966-6496
Mariposa County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 247
Mariposa, CA 95338-0247
Phone: (209) 966-2007
Email
Website
Mendocino Mail
Fax: (707) 463-4257
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 463-4257
Mendocino County Clerk-Elections
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1020
Ukiah, CA 95482-3738
Phone: (707) 463-4371
Email
Website
Merced Mail
Fax: (209) 385-7387
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 385-7387
Merced County Clerk-Elections
2222 M Street, Room 14
Merced, CA 95340-3729
Phone: (209) 385-7541
Email
Website
Modoc Mail
Fax: (530) 233-6666
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 233-6666
Modoc County Clerk-Elections
204 South Court Street
Alturas, CA 96101-4020
Phone: (530) 233-6205
Email
Website
Mono Mail
Fax: (760) 932-5531
Email
Mail
Fax: (760) 932-5531
Mono County Clerk-Elections
Library Bldg. 74 School St. Annex 1
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone: (760) 932-5534
Email
Website
Monterey

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (831) 755-5485
Email
Mail
Fax: (831) 755-5485
Monterey County Elections
1370 S. Main St. # B
Salinas, CA 93901-2109
Phone: (831) 796-1499
Email
Website
Napa Mail
Fax: (707) 253-4390
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 253-4390
Napa County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building 4
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 299-1470
Email
Website
Nevada

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 265-9829
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 265-9829
Nevada County Clerk - Elections
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959-8600
Phone: (530) 470-2740
Email
Website
Orange

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (714) 567-7556
Email
Mail
Fax: (714) 567-7556
Orange Registrar of Voters
1300 S. Grande Ave Bldg. C
Santa Ana, CA 92705-4434
Phone: (714) 567-7560
Email
Website
Placer

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 886-5689
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 886-5689
Placer County Registrar of Voters
2956 Richardson Dr.
Auburn, CA 95603-2640
Phone: (530) 886-5623
Email
Website
Plumas

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 283-6155
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 283-6155
Plumas County Clerk - Elections
520 Main Street, Room 102
Quincy, CA 95971-9366
Phone: (530) 283-6256
Email
Website
Riverside

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (951) 486-7272
Email
Mail
Fax: (951) 486-7272
Riverside Registrar of Voters
2724 Gateway Drive
Riverside, CA 92507-0918
Phone: (951) 486-7200
Email
Website
Sacramento

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (916) 876-5597
Email
Mail
Fax: (916) 876-5597
County of Sacramento
Voter Registration and Elections
7000 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823-2315
Phone: (916) 875-6451
Email
Website
San Benito Mail
Fax: (831) 636-2939
Email
Mail
Fax: (831) 636-2939
San Benito County Clerk, Court House
440 Fifth Street, Room 206
Hollister, CA 95023-3843
Phone: (831) 636-4016
Email
Website
San Bernardino

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (909) 386-8388 or
(909) 387-2022
Email
Mail
Fax: (909) 386-8388 or
(909) 387-2022
San Bernardino Registrar of Voters
777 E. Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: (909) 387-8300
Email
Website
San Diego

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (858) 505-7293
Email
Mail
Fax: (858) 505-7293
San Diego Registrar of Voters
5600 Overland Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-1278
Phone: (858) 505-7318
Email
Website
San Francisco

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (415) 554-4372
Email
Mail
Fax: (415) 554-4372
San Francisco Elections, City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102-4608
Phone: (415) 554-4411
Email
Website
San Joaquin

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (209) 468-9534
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 468-9534
San Joaquin Registrar of Voters
44 N San Joaquin Street, Suite 350
Stockton, CA 95202-2924
Phone: (209) 468-2890
Email
Website
San Luis Obispo

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (805) 781-1111
Email
Mail
Fax: (805) 781-1111
San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Elections
1055 Monterey Street, Room D120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-1003
Phone: (805) 781-5228
Email
Website
San Mateo

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email
Mail
Fax: (650) 312-5348
San Mateo County Clerk - Elections
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402-4098
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Email
Website
Santa Barbara

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (805) 568-2209
Email
Mail
Fax: (805) 568-2209
Santa Barbara County Clerk-Elections
P.O. Box 61510
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-1510
Phone: (805) 568-2200
Fax: (805) 681-4003
Email
Website
Santa Clara

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (408) 293-6002
Email
Mail
Fax: (408) 293-6002
Santa Clara Registrar of Voters
1555 Berger Drive, Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112-2716
Phone: (408) 282-3016
Email
Website
Santa Cruz

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (831) 454-2445
Email
Mail
Fax: (831) 454-2445
Santa Cruz County Clerk - Elections
701 Ocean Street, Room 210
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4076
Phone: (831) 454-2409
Email
Website
Shasta

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 225-5454
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 225-5454
Shasta County Clerk-Elections
1643 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001-1022
Phone: (530) 225-5730
Email
Website
Sierra

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 289-2830
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 289-2830
Sierra County Clerk-Elections
100 Courthouse Square, Room 11
P.O. Drawer D, Room 11
Downieville, CA 95936-0398
Phone: (530) 289-3295
Email
Website
Siskiyou

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 841-4110
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 841-4110
Siskiyou County Clerk-Elections
510 N. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097-9910
Phone: (530) 842-8084
Email
Website
Solano

Live Ballot
Mail
Fax: (707) 784-6678
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 784-6678
Solano Registrar of Voters
675 Texas Street, Suite 2600
Fairfield, CA 94533-6338
Phone: (707) 784-6675
Email
Website
Sonoma

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (707) 565-6843
Email
Mail
Fax: (707) 565-6843
Sonoma County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
435 Fiscal Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2820
Phone: (707) 565-6800
Email
Website
Stanislaus

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (209) 525-5803
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 525-5803
Stanislaus County Clerk, Registrar of Voters
1021 I Street, Suite 101
Modesto, CA 95354-2331
Phone: (209) 525-5201
Email
Website
Sutter

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 822-7587
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 822-7587
Sutter County Clerk-Elections
1435 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993-3011
Phone: (530) 822-7122
Email
Website
Tehama

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 527-1140
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 527-1140
Tehama County Clerk-Elections
P.O. Box 250
Red Bluff, CA 96080-0250
Phone: (530) 527-8190
Email
Website
Trinity Mail
Fax: (530) 623-8398
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 623-8398
County Clerk - Elections
P.O. Box 1215
11 Court Street
Weaverville, CA 96093-1258
Phone: (530) 623-1220
Email
Website
Tulare

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (559) 737-4498
Email
Mail
Fax: (559) 737-4498
County Registrar of Voters
5951 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277-9394
Phone: (559) 624-7303
Email
Website
Tuolumne Mail
Fax: (209) 694-8931
Email
Mail
Fax: (209) 694-8931
County Clerk - Elections
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370-4696
Phone: (209) 533-5552
Email
Website
Ventura

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (805) 648-9200
Email
Mail
Fax: (805) 648-9200
Ventura County Clerk-Elections
800 S. Victoria Avenue, L-1200
Ventura, CA 93009-1200
Phone: (805) 654-2734
Email
Website
Yolo

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 666-8123
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 666-8123
Yolo County Clerk-Registration
625 Court Street, Room B05
Woodland, CA 95695-3475
Phone: (530) 666-8122
Email
Website
Yuba

Sample Ballot
Mail
Fax: (530) 749-7854
Email
Mail
Fax: (530) 749-7854
Yuba County Clerk, Courthouse
915 8th Street, Suite 107
Marysville, CA 95901-5273
Phone: (530) 749-7855
Email
Website

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