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85 ballot that is mailed in response to a post card request provided under section 1075 of this title. A form substantially as follows is suggested as appropriate: OATH OF ELECTOR FOB VOTING IN THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON , 19 I do hereby swear (or affirm) that— (1) I am a citizen of the United States; (2) I was born

(8) For years preceding this election my home residence (not military residence) has been (Street and number or rural route) (City, town, or village)

(County)

(State)

(4) I am serving (check appropriate blank)— (a) in the armed forces ( (b) In the merchant marine of the United States ( (c) as a civilian outside the United States and its Territories officially attached to and serving with the armed forces (

); ); );

and

(5) I have not voted and do not intend to vote in this election at any address other than the above; and that I have not received or offered, do not expect to receive, have not paid, offered, or promised to pay, contributed, offered, or promised to contribute to another to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving of a vote at this election, and have not made any promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such vote. Voter must write his usual signature here, and oath must be administered and attested.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

day of

19

OflScer, noncommissioned officer in one of the hiphest four enlisted grades, petty officer, or other person authorized to administer this oath, shall sign his name here. Officer or other person signing above shall print or type his grade, rank, rating, or title clearly here.

(b) It is further recommended that each State authorize officers, noncommissioned officers in the highest four enlisted grades, and petty officers, of the armed forces, and members of the merchant marine of the United States designated by the Secretary of Commerce, to administer the oaths required by its law for application for, and voting by, absentee ballot by the persons covered by section 1074 of this title. § 1080. Style and marking of envelope; inserts; return envelope; size and weight of ballots (a) In order that the envelope in which an absentee ballot and return envelope are mailed to a person covered by section 1074 of this title may be identified by postal officials and other authorities as containing an election ballot, it is recommended that the following be printed in red oh the face of the envelope: (1) Two parallel horizontal bars, one-quarter inch wide, onequarter inch apart, and extending acroiss the face, with the top bar one and one-quarter inches from the top.