|To:||County Clerks/Elections Administrators|
|From:||Ann McGeehan, Director of Elections|
|Date:||September 3, 2010|
|RE:||Instructions for Emailing Ballots under the Federal MOVE Act|
Pursuant to the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (“MOVE”) Act, the blank official ballot must be emailed to any voter who submits a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”) on or after October 28, 2009 (the effective date of MOVE), and who requests that the ballot be emailed. FPCAs on file before October 28, 2009 that are still effective for the 2010 general election (e.g., FPCAs filed for the November 2008 general election) should receive a regular ballot by mail. The following are important deadlines affecting FPCA voters:
- Saturday, September 18, 2010 - Deadline to mail or email ballots to ALL FPCA voters. (We have more information about deadlines to mail ballots on our online November 2, 2010 Election Law Calendar).
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - Deadline to Receive FPCAs and Deadline to request an emailed, unmarked ballot.
- 3 Business Days after FPCA Voter Activity - Submit your FPCA tracking information for new FPCAs received, FPCA ballots mailed and received to the Office of the Secretary of State in order that the FPCA Ballot Tracker website is populated with timely information.
Here are the links to FPCA email instructions which we encourage you to use and modify as necessary for your county:
- Instructions to the early voting clerk
- Instructions to voter
- Notice of Returned Emailed Ballot
- MOVE ACT FAQ
- Administrative Rule Implementing MOVE, effective August 1, 2010
If you have any questions relating to the implementation of the MOVE Act, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.