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Remote Voting in the Military or Overseas
Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM)

What

Voters who are registered as a service member, eligible spouse/dependent of someone in the military, or an overseas United States citizen can request and receive access to the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system.  Santa Cruz County has selected Dominion Voting Systems Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) to provide this service.  The Remote Accessible Vote by Mail system allows voters who are in the military or overseas to download and mark their ballot, print their marked ballot, and return it to the Elections Office to be counted.

​​​​​​When

Access the service anytime, day or night during an election period.

How

Email us at vbm@santacruzcounty.us or call 831-454-2060 to have a link emailed to you.

Access your ballot

We will email you a Voter Access Code to access your ballot.

You can then access and mark your ballot using the link emailed to you.

Prepare your ballot

Once you have completed voting your ballot, print it, and return it using one of the following options:

1. Return your ballot by mail:  Place only your voted ballot, and no one else’s, in an envelope.  You may use any envelope you have available.  Our address is:

                Santa Cruz County Elections

                701 Ocean St., Room 310

                Santa Cruz, CA 95060

                USA

Sign your name and clearly print your name and address where you are registered to vote in Santa Cruz County on the outside of the envelope.  If you cannot sign your name, make a mark and have someone witness it.  Your name must be clearly printed near the mark and the witness must sign his/her name as a witness. You must make a mark, having a power of attorney sign the envelope is not allowed.

If you don’t want your signature and personal information exposed on the outside of your envelope, use a second envelope and write "Official Ballot Enclosed" on the outside of your envelope. Your ballot must be received by 8:00pm PST on November 3, 2020 or postmarked by Election Day and received no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.

2. Return your ballot by Fax:  Fax your voted ballot and Oath of Voter to 831-454-2445.  Our office cannot accept your faxed ballot without the Oath of Voter.  Your ballot must be received by 8:00pm PST on November 3, 2020.

California Law does not allow you to return your marked ballot by e-mail.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: