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How is overseas absentee voting different from domestic absentee voting?

One of the most important aspects of overseas and military absentee voting is that the process is defined and protected by a federal law called the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Because it’s a federal law, the requirements, features and benefits of the UOCAVA voting program are fundamentally the same across all states and territories.

In contrast, domestic absentee voting laws are state-level, so each state has the right to define its own rules and requirements for eligibility to vote with an absentee ballot. 

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