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Military and Overseas Voters

Military personnel and overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan can receive a ballot by e-mail or fax to speed the voting process! www.fvap.gov, you will be able to do the following: Please note that Michigan law requires the voted ballot to be returned by mail for security purposes. By visiting the Federal Voting Assistance Program online at

1. Register to vote: Go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site (www.fvap.gov), download and complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA can also be used to obtain an absent voter ballot by e-mail, fax or regular mail.

2. Obtain an absent voter ballot by e-mail, fax or regular mail: Go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site (www.fvap.gov), download and complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Check the appropriate box for e-mail, fax or mail. The FPCA can also be used to register to vote.

> Important note: Only those voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) are eligible to use the Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA) and receive an absentee ballot by e-mail or fax. Covered voters include:

• A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)

• A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)

• A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)

• A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.

ALL VOTERS

By visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.Michigan.gov/vote, all voters, including military and overseas civilians, will be able to do the following:

1. Check the status of a requested absent voter ballot: Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote) Web site and type in the requested information. Your absent voter ballot status will display along with other information.

2. Check your registration status in Michigan: Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote) Web site and follow instructions.

3. Learn more about candidates and proposals on the ballot: Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote) Web site and type in the requested information. Click on “View My Sample Ballot.”

4. Obtain assistance or ask a question: Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote)

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me by phone at 734-354-3224, or by email at JVorva@plymouthtwp.org, or by mail at 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170.