United States Election Assistance Comittee

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Military and Overseas Voters

EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more


2008 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

November 2009

This report provides the number of UOCAVA ballots sent, received, and counted, and key findings and analysis.


Note:  Illinois data were mistakenly excluded from the dataset.


2006 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

September 2007

In 2006, EAC used the Election Administration and Voting Survey instrument to collect comprehensive information about uniformed and overseas voters. The findings, released in September 2007, detail the number of UOCAVA ballots sent, received, and counted, and provide key findings and analysis. 

Data Overview

When possible, data have been distributed in "raw" form, as extracted from the data system, meaning that most items are defined in the data set as string or character variables. Users will need to recode missing responses (None, Don't Know, Do Not Collect) that were allowed by the system in order to analyze numeric responses.

Due to the complexity of the survey, the files have been distributed in seven separate data files. Questions 35, 43, and 44 were collected separately.

All files can be merged by the ID variable, which describes the state and county records. Please note that a record that consists of a state FIPS code plus three zeroes is a "state only" record, a designation for states that submitted only state level data

Survey Code Book

Survey Data Code Names These correspond to the column headings that are contained in the data files. For ease of reviewing the data, users should also download the Excel database.

Appendix C: 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey

2006 UOCAVA Survey Data (.xls) View all data in Excel, or by questions below:


2004 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

Released March 2006

HAVA mandates that the Commission collect information related to the processes and procedures used to serve uniformed and overseas citizen voters. In 2004, the EAC undertook its first effort to collect nationwide data related to this issue. In March 2006, EAC published its first UOVACA Survey based on information collected regarding the number of ballots sent to and received from uniformed and overseas voters.