Military and Overseas Voting

Colorado citizens who are living either temporarily or permanently overseas and all active military personnel who are absent from Colorado, including their spouses and voting-age dependants, are eligible to vote by mail, fax or e-mail under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens and Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and Colorado law.

Who is eligible to vote under UOCAVA?
  • Military Electors
    • All branches of the uniformed services and their spouses and/or dependents who are absent from the state because of a service member’s active duty
    • Active and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, active components of the National Guard, as well as the Merchant Marines
    • Commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Overseas Electors
    • U.S. citizens who are living overseas, and whose last residence before leaving the country was in Colorado
    • U.S. citizens who were born outside the U.S., whose parent or legal guardian is eligible to register and vote in Colorado
How do I register as a UOCOVA Voter?
  • Military and overseas electors may register to vote and apply for a ballot or update their voter registration by completing and submitting a Federal Post Card Application.
    • Mail, Fax or email your application to:
      • Adams County Election Office
        4430 S. Adams County Parkway
        Brighton, CO 80601
        Fax:  720-523-6266
How do I return my voted UOCAVA Ballot?
  • Military and overseas electors may return ballots by mail, fax or email.
    • Please note that a voter who returns his or her ballot by fax or email must voluntarily waive his or her right to a secret ballot because the ballot must be duplicated.
  • In order to be counted, ballots must be mailed or electronically transmitted by 7 p.m. Mountain Time on Election Day, and received by the close of business on the 8th day after the election.
Helpful Links
  • To sign up for UOCAVA Voter Email Updates, click here
  • To learn more about voting in Honor of a Veteran, click here

For more information regarding Uniformed and Overseas Electors you may contact the Adams County Election Office by phone at 720.523.6500, by fax at 720.523.6266 or by email at