Voting Right Guaranteed For Military And Citizens Abroad

1986

Administered by the Federal Voting Assistance Program under the Department of Defense, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act combines the rights found in the Federal Voting Assistance Act of 1955 and Overseas Citizens Voting Rights Act of 1975. The law guarantees the right to register and to vote to members of the armed forces, the merchant marine and civilian citizens living abroad. It also provides for the creation of a Federal Post Card Application for registering and absentee voting.