Military and Overseas Voters

Military, Uniformed Services, and Overseas Citizens and Families

Military personnel and overseas civilian voters are offered special services for participating in elections through the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). This act allows overseas citizens to apply for and receive absentee ballots. UOCAVA covers all military personnel, members of the Merchant Marine, spouses or dependents of uniformed personnel, and civilian voters who are currently outside the U.S.

Overseas voters can take advantage of discounted mailing costs by visiting the Overseas Voters Foundation website.


How do I check my registration status and which precinct I'm in?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center and follow the instructions to get this information.

How can I track the status of my absentee ballot?

Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center and input your information to check your ballot's status.

How do I register to vote or obtain my ballot if I qualify for an overseas ballot?

If you are outside the United States, or if you are a member of the Armed Forces or Uniformed Services (or a spouse of someone who is) on active duty anywhere outside of Ferndale, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). This allows Ferndale Elections to email or fax your ballot to you, and provides other benefits and protections to your vote.

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