Uniformed and Overseas Voters
- Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
- Spouses or dependents of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
- Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- U.S. citizens living abroad with an intent to return
- U.S. citizens living abroad with no intent to return
may register and apply for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). For more information, click here.
The FPCA form is available at your local U.S. Embassy or at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.
You may also go to the California Secretary of State’s website to register as a military or overseas voter.
When you register, you may choose to receive your ballot by 1) email/online, 2) fax or 3) postal mail. Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Acting, San Mateo County will send your ballot between 60 and 45 days prior to Election Day.
If you are already registered in San Mateo County as an overseas or military voter, you may download your official ballot here.
Overseas Vote Foundation
The Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) provides an online, dynamically created Registration and Absentee Voting Application (RAVA) to serve overseas voters.
RAVA enacts the mission of Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF), which is to facilitate voter participation in federal elections for all Americans whose voting program falls under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act.
Overseas American citizens, State Department employees and active duty Uniformed Service members and their accompanying families within and outside of the United States can register to vote using RAVA. Register today!
You may vote at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, beginning 29 days before an election during regular business hours and on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Youth Vote Overseas
Youth Vote Overseas (YVO) brings you the online tools that will make your overseas voting experience easy and fast. Register to vote, look up election official contacts, check filing deadlines and access help desk services — it’s all here for you at YVO.