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Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act MOVE Act Part 1: Processing Requests for an E-mailed or Faxed Voter Reg - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (“MOVE” Act) Part #1: Processing Requests for an E-mailed or Faxed Voter Registration or Absent Voter Ballot Application Form. Bureau of Elections www.Michigan.gov/sos June 2010. Table of Contents.

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bureau of elections www michigan gov sos june 2010

Military and Overseas VoterEmpowerment Act (“MOVE” Act)Part #1:Processing Requests for an E-mailed or Faxed Voter Registration or Absent Voter Ballot Application Form

Bureau of Elections

www.Michigan.gov/sos

June 2010

table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Voters covered under MOVE Act and related state laws
  • Monitoring the Merit Election E-mail System
  • Directing voters to the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form
  • Processing the FPCA form
      • Not registered, signed application
      • Not registered, application not signed
1 voters covered by move act and related state laws
1: Voters Covered by MOVE Actand Related State laws
  • The following Michigan voters are ‘covered’ voters under the new state and federal laws:
  • A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his/her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
  • A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his/her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
1 voters covered by move act and related state laws cont
1: Voters Covered by MOVE Actand Related State laws (cont.)
  • The following Michigan voters are ‘covered’ voters under the new state and federal laws:
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his/her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
  • A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.
2 monitoring the merit election e mail system
2: Monitoring the Merit Election E-mail System
  • Daily monitoring of your Merit Election E-mail account is strongly encouraged.
    • Merit E-mail may be forwarded to an another e-mail account or an e-mail alert can be established.
    • See the MeritElectionE-mailattachment#1for more information about your account.
3 directing voters to fpca form
3. Directing Voters to FPCA Form
  • Access to the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form
    • If a covered voter wishes to receive an FPCA form by e-mail, the voter must be sent an e-mail with a link to the FPCA form that appears on the website maintained by the Federal Voting Assistance Program office (www.fvap.gov).
    • If a covered voter wishes to receive an FPCA form by fax, you must print an FPCA form and fax it to the voter.
4 processing the fpca form
4: Processing the FPCA Form
  • Voter registration and absent voter ballot requests received from covered voters must be given priority attention.
  • An FPCA form serves as both a voter registration form and an absent voter ballot request.
    • A covered voter is free to indicate that he or she wishes to receive a ballot by e-mail, faxed in letter or on a standard absentee ballot request form.
  • An FPCA form can be submitted by mail, e-mail or fax.
processing the fpca form not registered signed application
Processing the FPCA Form: Not Registered,Signed Application
  • Scenerio 1: Applicant is notregistered to vote within your city or township, and the FPCA issigned.
    • If the residence address within your jurisdiction is listed as the applicant’s voting residence address, the FPCAmustbeacceptedas a voter registration application.
      • Enter the voter into your local QVF. Enter the voter’s mailing address in the mailing address field.
      • Prepare a Master Card for your file. Affix a copy of the voter’s signature to the Master Card.
      • Prepare and forward a Voter Identification Card to the voter’s mailing address. In this case, do not forward the Voter Identification Card to the voter’s resident address within the jurisdiction.
processing the fpca form not registered not signed
Processing the FPCA Form: Not Registered, Not Signed
  • Scenerio 2: If the FPCA is not signed and/or the voter failed to provide a residential address located in your jurisdiction, an attempt must be made to obtain the missing elements.
    • If you are unable to obtain the missing information, the application is ‘rejected.’ You must provide the voter with an explanation as to why his or her request cannot be processed.
    • If you are able to obtain the missing information, continue processing.
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