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 email 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 dependants 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