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The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act

Authored By: U. S. Department of Justice

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act ("UOCAVA") was enacted by Congress in 1986. The UOCAVA requires that the states and territories allow certain groups of citizens to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal offices

Last Review and Update: Feb 18, 2020