Military and Citizens Overseas Voter Registration

While living overseas or serving your country away from home, you can still participate in the election process. There are different ways you can register to vote and request a Vote by Mail ballot at the same time. The easiest way to do this is through the Online Registration Form.

Military and Citizens Overseas can Vote
As a member of the U.S. military you have a right to vote regardless where you are stationed. The voter eligibility requirements must still be met. This right to vote also extends to your family members.

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside the United States and meet all the voter eligibility requirements you can register to vote. This includes those who are U.S. citizens and were born abroad are eligible to vote and have not registered to vote in any other state.

You can obtain further information from the Federal Voting Assistance Program frequently asked questions web page.

Ways to Register and Request a Vote By Mail Ballot
The fastest way to register and request a Vote by Mail ballot is through the Online Registration Form. Once your request is processed, you will receive your Vote by Mail ballot earlier than voters living within the county.

Members of the military and their dependents or citizens living outside the U.S. can also visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website to complete the FVAP assistance form. The signed form may be faxed to our office at (925) 335-7833, emailed to voter.services@vote.cccounty.us, or mailed to:

Elections Division
P.O. Box 271
Martinez, CA 94553

Copies of the form to register and vote by mail are available through the military installation’s Voting Assistance Officer or any U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Change of Mailing Address
Let us know if you move to a new mailing address while in the military or living overseas. The easiest way to notify our office is to send us an email to voter.services@vote.cccounty.us . Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, your old address, and your new address.

If email is not available, mail us a letter with the above information to:
Contra Costa County Elections Division
P.O. Box 271
Martinez, CA 94553

Contact Us
Location and mailing address
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 271
Martinez, CA 94553

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

Phone
Registration direct line: (925) 335-7871
Toll-free domestic calls: (877) 335-7802 Option 2
Fax: (925) 335-7843
Email: voter.services@vote.cccounty.us

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