Military and Overseas Voters

Federal law, through the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE), provides specific supports and accommodations to military and overseas voters. You can learn more about these federal laws by clicking on the links above or visiting our fact sheet.

Below you will find more voting information and resources for military and oversees voters, including frequently asked questions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Already registered to vote?
Find out what to expect if you are a military or overseas voter and already registered to vote.

​We send ballots to confirmed military and overseas voters 30 days (for special elections) to 45 days (for primary and general elections) prior to the election date. If your address or name changes, you can update your registration information up to 29 days before the election date.

Need to register, change or update your voter registration?

​Visit our voter registration page for more information.

Registered but need extra time?

​You can receive and return your ballot electronically. You will need the internet and a printer so you can print and sign the declaration before returning the ballot.

Receiving an electronic ballot

You have two options for receiving an electronic ballot:

Returning your electronic ballot

To return your ballot electronically, print the ballot, sign and date the declaration. Send your signed declaration, privacy sheet (optional) and voted ballot by email to elections@co.thurston.wa.us or by fax to 360.705.3518.

Your electronic ballot is due in our office by 8:00pm PT on Election Day. You don't need to mail the paper ballot if you're returning your ballot electronically.

​Other Questions?

 

Please don't hesitate to contact our Elections team with any questions:

Email: elections@co.thurston.wa.us

Phone: 360.786.5408

Fax: 360.786.5223