Overseas Citizens / Military Voters

An Overseas Voter is any U.S. Citizen visiting, living indefinitely or of  Military service (who by reason of active duty or service), is absent from their residence in Cape May County on the date of an election, is or would be qualified to vote.

1. immediately prior to departure from the United States was:

a) registered to vote or had the qualifications to register to vote in Cape May County; or
b) had the qualifications to register to vote in Cape May County other than attaining the age of 18 years of age and has now attained that age; or
c) would register to vote in Cape May County, but for residence, have the qualifications to register; and

2. does not maintain a residence in the United States and is not registered or qualified to register to vote elsewhere in the United States; and

3. holds a valid passport or a card of identity and registration issued under authority of the Secretary of State of the United States.

If you meet the qualifications above you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in any election within the district where you were formerly domiciled. To vote by absentee ballot you must complete a Federal Post Card Application (see Related Link) to register to vote and vote by absentee ballot.

Applications must be received not later than 30 days prior to an election to receive an absentee ballot by air mail, if you would like to receive and vote by fax or email the applications must be received no later than 4 days prior to the election. If you use a Federal Post Card Application and it is received after the 21 day deadline prior to an election you will still receive an absentee ballot then after the election the Cape May County Board of Elections will add you to the registration if the application contains all of the required information.

Mail completed applications to:
Cape May County Clerk
PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000

Fax completed applications to: (609) 463-0966 or (609) 465-8625

Email completed applications to: coclerk@co.cape-may.nj.us

If you fax or email the application, the original application must also be mailed to the Clerk’s Office at the address above.

For questions please feel free to call (609) 465-1013 or send an email to the above email address.