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How to Vote on the Military and Overseas Electronic Ballot

L.A. County has made voting overseas easier and more convenient

With the new Military and Overseas Electronic Ballot you can access and mark your ballot on your computer or personal device.


Complete a Federal Write-In Ballot

Reasons for a Federal Write-In Ballot:

  • If due to military service or other contingencies, you do not receive normal mail delivery, you may use a Federal Write-In Ballot to cast your vote. But you must be a registered voter in Los Angeles County.
  • If you are a military and overseas voter and would like to vote for a write-in candidate, you need to complete and mail or fax the Federal Write-In Ballot with the special ballot.

How to Return Your Ballot

Military and overseas voters have the option to return their ballot via fax or mail. Faxed ballots must be received by 8 PM on Election Day. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 7 days. (EC, § 1605(d).)

Return by Fax

When using the Military and Overseas Electronic Ballot you will be instructed on how to return your ballot by fax.

In order for your vote to count, you must complete, sign and fax the Ballot Oath Form along with your voted ballot.

Keep in mind, by faxing your voted ballot you are waiving your right to secrecy.

Fax to:

  • (562) 232-7924
  • (877) 614-1127

Return by Mail

Enclose your voted ballot in the Vote by Mail return envelope, sign, seal and send to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Vote By Mail Section

P.O. Box 30960

Los Angeles, CA 90030-0960

Recommended Mailing Dates for Voted Ballots:

  • From Iraq, Afghanistan, Deployed Naval Vessels: 4 weeks before election
  • From other overseas military installations: 3 weeks before election
  • From other overseas locations: 4 weeks before election (depending on foreign mail service)
  • From within the United States: 1 week before election
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