Vote from Overseas

Registration and voting information for deployed military and their families, and registered voters traveling abroad.

Begin online Call (314) 622-3230


If you are a voter in the city of St. Louis and expect to be deployed or temporarily living outside the U.S. on election day, you have the ability to vote with an absentee ballot.

The two options for submitting an absentee ballot are: 

  1. Submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for voting via mail.
  2. Register with the Missouri Secretary of State to submit a ballot online.    


Active duty military, their spouses and dependents, and overseas voters are NOT required to have their signatures notarized.


As a Missouri resident, you may vote via Federal Post Card Application or the Missouri Secretary of State website.

Federal Post Card Application

If you are a registered voter and expect to be deployed or temporarily living outside the U.S. on election day and wish to vote an absentee ballot, please download the Federal Post Card Application. Please select if you would like to receive your ballot via email or regular postal mail.

Using the FPCA ensures that your state will send your ballot to you at least 45 days before the election. Send in a new FPCA every January and each time you move. Your application is only good for one year. Also state if you want to receive all elections that you are eligible to vote in or just Federal elections only on application.

If you are not currently registered and are on active military duty, or living outside the United States, you can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to both register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form can also be used by military spouses and dependents.

Hostile Environment

If you are a military voter serving in a hostile environment (as defined by the S.O.S. office), there are additional return methods available to you. In addition to the by mail option (above) and the online option (below), you may return your ballot via email or fax:

Fax: 314-622-3378
ATTN: Absentee

Online Voting 

The Missouri Secretary of State provides all Military and Overseas citizens the option to vote online via a secure website. Use the Begin Online button below to get started.

Begin online Call (314) 622-3230

What to Expect

If you've used Missouri’s Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal, you can use the portal to track your ballot online. If you mail your ballot, you can confirm that your ballot was received by your local election authority by contacting the Missouri election office at or (866) 868-3245.


Board of Election Commissioners

(314) 622-4336

300 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday - Friday 8 AM – 5 PM On Election Day Polls Open at 6 AM and Close at 7 PM

Contact the Board of Election Commissioners

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