A voter living overseas may request that a ballot file be emailed to him. The voter will print out the ballot and B envelope and return the hard copies by regular mail.
The emailed ballot file does include a template for an outer mailer (see image on right). However, often, the voter will supply his own outer mailer (as in image on left). Neither form of outer mailer includes a preprinted return address label with a scannable bar code. Therefore, when an email ballot mailer arrives at the Office of Elections, a staff member will write the voter’s ID Number to help in the search in VERIS.