Registrar of Voters Backgrounder

Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?


  • Members of the U.S. uniformed services (on active duty) and the merchant marines
  • Their family members
  • U.S. citizens residing outside the United States
WHAT ARE THE STEPS I NEED TO TAKE TO VOTE?


If your last U.S. residence was in Orange County, contact our office and we will send you a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or go to www.fvap.gov. The FPCA serves as a registration form and a vote-by-mail application. It can be used by citizens of all U.S. states and territories. You must fill out the form completely and sign and date the application for it to be processed. For more information, call the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office at (714) 567-7560.


ORANGE COUNTY OVERSEAS VOTER ASSISTANCE CENTER


We are working to make your voting experience simple and easy-to-understand. Soon you’ll enjoy complete online access to a variety of voting resources with you in mind - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Email Security
In the interest of security we’ve developed a confidential email service that will protect your email address.


Download Your Ballot Electronically
Are you already registered to vote? You’ll be able to download your ballot electronically and conveniently return it through the mail.


Federal and State Laws
Our new Frequently Asked Questions section will help you to understand your rights as an overseas civilian voter or a member of the armed forces.


Access this unique service at
ocvote.com/overseas.


DID YOU KNOW?

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES VOTING ASSISTANCE TO U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AND OVERSEAS CIVILIANS

If you have any questions, please contact our office at
714-567-7600.