- A covered voter who is registered to vote in the District may apply for a military-overseas ballot using either the regular absentee ballot application on the form prescribed by the Board or the federal postcard application or the application's electronic equivalent.
- A covered voter who is not registered to vote in the District may use a federal postcard application or the application's electronic equivalent to apply to register to vote under § 1-1061.06 and for a military-overseas ballot.
- The Board shall ensure that the electronic transmission system described in § 1-1061.04(c) is capable of accepting the submission of both a federal postcard application and any other approved electronic military-overseas ballot application sent to the Board. The voter may use the electronic transmission system or any other method approved under federal law to apply for a military-overseas ballot.
- A covered voter may use the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot as an application for a military-overseas ballot simultaneously with the submission of the federal write-in absentee ballot, if the declaration is received by the Board by the 7th day before the election.
- To receive the benefits of this subchapter, a covered voter must inform the Board that the voter is a covered voter. Methods of informing the Board that a voter is a covered voter include:
- The use of a federal postcard application or federal write-in absentee ballot;
- The use of an overseas address on an approved voter registration application or ballot application; and
- The inclusion on an approved voter registration application or ballot application of other information sufficient to identify the voter as a covered voter.
- This subchapter does not preclude a covered voter from voting with a regular absentee ballot as authorized by the Board.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 19-137, see notes under § 1-1061.01.
This section is based on § 7 of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act. See Vol. 13, Part II, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 1-1061.07
Current through December 11, 2012
(June 5, 2012, D.C. Law 19-137, § 107, 59 DCR 2542.)