Military and Overseas Voting (UOCAVA)

Military And Overseas Voters

You have expanded options to vote if you are away from home because you are a member of the military, a military dependent stationed outside Napa County, or a citizen living outside the United States. This is a federal law established by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act and is commonly referred to as UOCAVA.


If you are currently overseas and need to register as a UOCAVA voter, download the form or go to FVAP website for more information. Completed FVAP applications can be sent back via email, fax or mail.

Ballot Delivery 

As a UOCAVA voter, you have 3 ways to receive a ballot:

  • Email
  • Mail
  • Fax

Beginning 60 days before Election Day, ballots will be sent out using your preferred delivery method. If you are unsure of your status as a UOCAVA voter, email Jennie Keener for confirmation. You can check whether your UOCAVA ballot was issued or whether it has been received by our office through the Voter Information tool.

Ballot Return

All UOCAVA voters will receive a ballot packet that includes a ballot, a return envelope, a voter information guide and instructions on how to mark and return your ballot. Ballots may be returned via mail or fax. For more information, email Jennie Keener.

  • Ballots can be returned by mail to Napa County Election Division, 1127 1st St, Ste E, Napa, CA 94559 or by fax to 707-253-4390.
  • Ballots must be returned by mail or fax only.  
  • Scanned images of ballots sent by email are not permitted by California law.