Who is a military voter?
- A member of the armed services or a merchant marine absent from residence due to active service within the U.S. or "overseas" (includes Canada);
- Indiana National Guard member deployed outside of Indiana; or
- A spouse or dependent of these service members.
Who is an overseas voter?
- An absent uniform services voter who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day;
- A family member of service member who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day (spouse or dependent);
- A civilian living outside of the U.S., either temporarily or indefinitely, but otherwise eligible to vote in Indiana.
Registration Deadlines for military and overseas voters:
Monday, October 31, 2016 is the deadline for a county to receive a voter registration application from a military or overseas voter who wishes to vote in the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016.
Registration Deadline for RECENTLY DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED military voter:
Certain recently discharged or transferred military voters can register (and vote absentee in the clerk's office) through noon on Election Day (November 8, 2016.)
See form ABS-13 for details. Not every military voter qualifies.
Registration and absentee ballot applications for military and overseas voters:
- FPCA Standard Form 76 is a combined registration and absentee ballot application;
- ABS15 is the special state absentee ballot application for military and overseas voters.
Both forms and instructions are available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: www.fvap.gov .
Absentee voting information and deadlines for military and overseas voters
- Military or overseas voters wishing to vote by mail, must apply by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 31, 2016.
- If voting by mail, the ballot must be postmarked on or before election day (November 8, 2016), and must be received by the election board by noon, November 18, 2016.
- Military or overseas voters requesting to vote by e-mail or fax may apply up to noon (EST) on Monday, November 7, 2016, for the Presidential Election.
- If voting by e-mail or fax, the ballot must be returned BY E-MAIL OR FAX by noon (EST), on election day, November 8, 2016.
- Military or overseas voters casting their ballot by e-mail or fax must sign an affidavit stating that they understand that their ballot cannot be a secret ballot. The election board has a bi-partisan team that must remake the ballot onto an official ballot to be tabulated.