PHOENIX – Ballots for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election are on the way to military and overseas voters.
“Arizona has voters on every continent,” Secretary Katie Hobbs said. “This includes voters in remote locations, including war zones, islands, and tropical rain forests. Many of these areas have limited or no access to normal communication equipment.”
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act was passed in 1986 and allows military and overseas voters the opportunity to register and vote absentee in local, state, and federal elections.
UOCAVA voters must still satisfy the voter registration requirements, which state that voters must be:
- A citizen of the United States of America. This includes any U.S. citizen who has never resided in the United States but whose parent is a United States citizen registered to vote in Arizona (see A.R.S. § 16-103).
- 18-years-old on or before the date of the next general election
- A resident of Arizona for 29 days preceding the election
- Able to write his or her name or make his or her mark (unless physically disabled)
- Not convicted of a felony or treason (unless restored to civil rights)
- Not adjudicated an incapacitated person (see A.R.S. § 14-5101)
- Must be a citizen of the United States of America
- Resident of Arizona
- Must be a member of the Uniformed Services or a family member
- Must be stationed Out-of-County to utilize this request method
The Secretary of State’s Office has a secure online web portal that allows UOCAVA voters to submit questions, registration forms, and ballot requests. Voters can also receive and upload their ballot securely through the portal. Voted ballots must be received before 7 p.m. on Election Day. More information is available at http://go.azsos.gov/UOCAVA.