Can I vote in the state of Illinois if I am in the military or living overseas?

You can register to vote in Illinois by completing a Illinois Voter Registration Application, just as would any resident of Illinois. However, if you are in the military or living overseas, you can complete the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), which is available at any military installation through the Voting Assistance Officer, any U.S. embassy or consulate, or online through the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, which is located at Eligible voters who are overseas for any reason and have submitted FPCAs will be automatically deemed to have submitted permanent voter registration applications, as well, thus making the submission of regular voter registration applications unnecessary.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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