Uniformed Service & Overseas (UOCAVA) Voters

UOCAVA Voters (return to top)

The voter registration and absentee voter services on this page are for UOCAVA voters, who are:

  • Uniformed Service Voter:
    • Active duty military and their dependents (U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps)
    • Coast Guard
    • Commissioned corps of the U.S. public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    • The Merchant Marine
  • Overseas Voter:
    • U.S. citizen living outside of the United States who was qualified or would be qualified to vote in their place of residence in California prior to leaving the U.S.

Register to Vote (return to top)

  • Fill out this application to register to vote. You can type your information onto the form, print, and sign your name.
  • There are 3 ways to submit your completed and signed application:
    1. Fax it toll free to 1-800-368-8683, or 1-951-486-7272;
    2. Email it as a scanned attachment to rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us; or
    3. Mail it to:

      Riverside County Registrar of Voters
      2724 Gateway Drive
      Riverside, CA 92507

Request a Ballot (return to top)

Fill out this Ballot Request to get a ballot:

  • Remember to choose how you want your ballot to be sent to you-either by mail or electronically
  • If you choose to get your ballot electronically, you will receive additional instructions after you submit your request

If you are a UOCAVA voter and you have requested an absentee ballot but not yet received it, please contact the Registrar of Voters at 1-800-773-VOTE (8683) or rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us.

Receive the Ballot (return to top)

Depending on the method you chose for ballot delivery, your ballot will be:

  • Mailed to the address you provided when you requested the ballot.
  • Emailed to the email address you provided when you requested the ballot.
  • Faxed to the phone number you provided when you requested the ballot.

Return a Voted Ballot (return to top)

When you receive your absentee ballot and other election materials, please follow the included instructions to ensure that your ballot is returned on or before Election Day. If you have questions, please contact the Elections Division.

UOCAVA voters may request authorization to return their voted ballot electronically if there is not sufficient time to return it by mail by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Please follow the instructions below to submit your request:

  • If you have already mailed back your absentee ballot, please contact the Registrar of Voters at rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us to verify whether your ballot has been received.
  • If you have not yet mailed your voted ballot and will not be able to return it by mail by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, please contact the Registrar of Voters at rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us with a request to return your ballot electronically.

Track Your Ballot (return to top)

If you have sent your voted ballot back to the Registrar of Voters, you can verify whether the state has received your ballot by sending an e-mail to rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us

In your e-mail please give your name, date of birth and municipality where you are registered to vote. The Elections Division will respond with the status of your ballot.


If you have questions related to voting as a Uniformed Service or Overseas Voter, please contact the Registrar of Voters at rovweb@co.riverside.ca.us or call 1-800-773-VOTE.