Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP

Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Americans can vote — wherever they are. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense agency that works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so — from anywhere in the world.
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As a Service member or military family stationed away from home or an American citizen living abroad, you can vote absentee. Here's how: 1. Register to vote and request your ballot in one easy step. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and send it to your election office. Select your state in the map to find your deadline to register to vote and request a ballot for the next election. Using the FPCA ensures that your state will send your ballot to you at least 45 days before the election — a protection not guaranteed when using other forms. It’s a good idea to send in a new FPCA every January and each time you move. 2. Fill out and send in your ballot when it arrives. For the general election, you should receive your ballot by early October. Vote and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Select your state in the map to find the deadline for your ballot. If you requested your ballot but haven’t received it, contact your election office to ask about the status of your ballot request. If there isn’t enough time to receive and send back your ballot before the election, use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). It works like a backup ballot. If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, fill out and send in the official ballot too. Only one will be counted. You can also pick up a hard-copy version of the FWAB from your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After you send in your ballot, you can check if it was received by your election office. Select your state in the map to get started. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-438-8683 or email us at [email protected]. Subscribe to our voter alerts at FVAP.gov and find us on Twitter.

Mission: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so — from anywhere in the world.

Operating as usual

02/17/2021
Air Force and Space Force Can Vote!

Today, we meet Kehinde Oshikoyapamphille - Voting Assistance Program Manager for the United States Air Force and U.S. Space Force voting programs. She directly supports military members, military families and voting assistance officers who might have questions about the absentee voting process! https://www.fvap.gov/vao/svao

Voting Assistance Officers can request hardcopy FVAP wallet cards, brochures, and posters for their units by contacting ...
02/16/2021

Voting Assistance Officers can request hardcopy FVAP wallet cards, brochures, and posters for their units by contacting their Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) or emailing [email protected].
#askfvap

02/12/2021

Our next #ConsulateSpotlight goes to Consulado Geral EUA / US Consulate - Rio for hosting several virtual office hours about absentee voting during the last election cycle for U.S. citizens across Brazil! Their team also created this cool video showing that voting can be easier than you think!
https://www.facebook.com/428828340577566/videos/976023606244867

02/11/2021
Readiness Challenge: Voting Residence

We're continuing with our #ReadinessChallenge series by addressing a common question among UOCAVA voters: What's a voting residence?
You need a voting residence to vote by absentee ballot — even if you are only voting for federal offices. Your election office needs your exact voting residence address in the United States to determine which offices and candidates you are eligible to vote for — and to send you the appropriate ballot.

Overseas citizens who are moving back to the U.S. from overseas should contact their local election official about regis...
02/09/2021

Overseas citizens who are moving back to the U.S. from overseas should contact their local election official about registering to vote locally.

Phone numbers and email address of all election offices are available here: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices

Our team works closely with U.S. Department of State Service Voting Action Officers - Kim Richter and Ruth Branson. Voti...
02/08/2021

Our team works closely with U.S. Department of State Service Voting Action Officers - Kim Richter and Ruth Branson. Voting assistance officers at U.S. embassies and consulates around the globe look to them for direct guidance and assistance with helping millions of overseas voters.
https://www.fvap.gov/vao/svao

Service members and military spouses who are returning from a deployment can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA...
02/03/2021

Service members and military spouses who are returning from a deployment can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to update their current address with their election office. www.fvap.gov/FPCA

02/01/2021
Army Can Vote!

Each branch of the military has its own Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) who oversees its entire voting program!
Meet Rachel Gilman - U.S. Army SVAO - who supports Service members, military families, and all Army voting assistance officers at bases and installations worldwide!

01/26/2021
Readiness Challenge #1 - FPCA

Introducing our new #ReadinessChallenge series. Each month, we'll be sharing some absentee voting trivia for UOCAVA voters. Test your knowledge and become mission ready in no time!

01/25/2021
Marines Can Vote!

Get to know U.S. Marine Corps Installation Voting Assistance Officer - Dora Rodriguez. She works diligently with hundreds of voting assistance officers in California and is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

01/22/2021

We continue our U.S. Department of State #ConsulateSpotlight with U.S. Consulate Auckland for organizing a helpful Facebook Live about absentee voting, which had almost 4k views and reached UOCAVA voters across New Zealand, Samoa, and even Australia!
US Embassy New Zealand

Military spouses are key influencers who promote absentee voting in their families. This January, encourage your close n...
01/20/2021

Military spouses are key influencers who promote absentee voting in their families. This January, encourage your close networks of fellow military spouses and Service members to fill out and send in a new Federal Post Card Application.
www.fvap.gov/FPCA

01/18/2021
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

A Day On, Not A Day Off

Today, we salute the legacy of diversity and civil rights fueled by the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every 15 JAN, Voting Assistance Officers must distribute Federal Post Card Applications (SF 76) to each unit member. VAO...
01/15/2021

Every 15 JAN, Voting Assistance Officers must distribute Federal Post Card Applications (SF 76) to each unit member. VAOs can deliver FPCAs as hardcopies, PDFs, or share this link: www.fvap.gov/FPCA.

01/12/2021
Navy Can Vote!

Every military branch has a Service Voting Action Officer who oversees its voting program and assists Active duty, military spouses, and voting assistance officers.
Get to know U.S. Navy Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) - Ciara Johnson who is based at Naval District Washington (NDW).
https://www.fvap.gov/vao/svao

01/11/2021

We are proud to start our U.S. Department of State Embassy & Consulate Spotlight series with the amazing Consular Team across U.S. Mission India! Their voting assistance officers helped thousands of UOCAVA voters across India through Facebook Lives, videos, and other outreach events about absentee voting.
U.S. Embassy India

New Year, New FPCA!Military members, their eligible dependents, and overseas citizens should fill out a new Federal Post...
01/02/2021

New Year, New FPCA!
Military members, their eligible dependents, and overseas citizens should fill out a new Federal Post Card Application each January to ensure they will receive an absentee ballot for any federal elections that come up in that calendar year.
Get started on yours at www.fvap.gov/FPCA

Make absentee voting one of your New Year's resolutions for 2021! Go to FVAP.gov to register to vote and request an abse...
12/31/2020

Make absentee voting one of your New Year's resolutions for 2021! Go to FVAP.gov to register to vote and request an absentee ballot in the new year.

12/29/2020
Year In Review

As we conclude 2020, our team looks forward to continuing to assist UOCAVA voters and members of the election community in the new year.

Voting Assistance Officers: 4th Qrt Metrics are DUE 12/31 on the FVAP.gov portal. Email TECH@FVAP.GOV if you require a p...
12/28/2020

Voting Assistance Officers: 4th Qrt Metrics are DUE 12/31 on the FVAP.gov portal. Email [email protected] if you require a password reset. And if you have questions about metrics, contact your Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO): FVAP.gov/vao/svao

Scholars and Fellows: Time to take your Boren Awards for International Study abroad! You've been patient all year and so...
12/22/2020

Scholars and Fellows: Time to take your Boren Awards for International Study abroad! You've been patient all year and soon you'll finally take your language learning overseas. We wish you all safe travels, and don't forget to register as an overseas voter! FVAP.gov/FPCA

New year, new base? If your family is PCSing in the coming months, be sure to fill out the Federal Post Card Application...
12/17/2020

New year, new base? If your family is PCSing in the coming months, be sure to fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It'll update your voter registration and make sure your ballot makes it to wherever you call home! FVAP.gov/FPCA

If you're voting in the Georgia Senate runoff election, we recommend you return your ballot today! Find your election of...
12/15/2020

If you're voting in the Georgia Senate runoff election, we recommend you return your ballot today!

Find your election office mailing address here: FVAP.gov/georgia
Find the postage-paid envelope template here: FVAP.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
12/13/2020

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Happy 384th Birthday to the The National Guard! With great appreciation for their incredible contributions to our Nation's defense and security, we proudly salute the men and women who serve across all States, Territories, and the District of Columbia. #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere, since 1636!

#KnowYourMil

12/09/2020
FVAP Tokyo

Thank you, Deana, for all your dedication and hard work this election cycle! You helped so many military spouses, Service members, and overseas citizens with voting from Japan!🇯🇵🇺🇸🗳

I wanted to share a few words about my experience working as the FVAP Ambassador in Tokyo. I had such a great time assisting overseas U.S. citizens, Service members, and fellow military spouses with absentee voting!

Studying abroad next year might look a little different, but voting from overseas won't. Use the Federal Post Card Appli...
12/09/2020

Studying abroad next year might look a little different, but voting from overseas won't. Use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to update your registration and contact info before you take off: FVAP.gov/FPCA.

UOCAVA Voters: If you have not registered to vote in 2020, then today is the last day to register to vote for the Jan. 5...
12/07/2020
To vote in the Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, Georgians must register by Monday

UOCAVA Voters: If you have not registered to vote in 2020, then today is the last day to register to vote for the Jan. 5th U.S. Senate GA runoff elections. Visit FVAP.gov/Georgia to get started.

If you already registered and requested a ballot in 2020, then you should be receiving a mailed or emailed ballot as previously requested.

A record number of Georgians voted in the Nov. 3 general election as President-elect Joe Biden won the state’s 16 electoral college votes.

12/07/2020
FVAP London

FVAP London made a significant difference in the voting success of UOCAVA voters across the U.K.🇬🇧 Thank you, Kayla, for your dedication and hard work!🇺🇸🗳

A few words on my experience working as the FVAP Ambassador in London. It was a privilege to be able to assist military and overseas citizens in the U.K. Thank you to all the VAOs, Family Readiness Groups, and U.S. Department of State officials who teamed up with me to help U.S. citizens vote from overseas!

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
12/07/2020

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Today, we remember the heroes who lost their lives during the #PearlHarbor attack in 1941 and the survivors whose lives were forever changed by the events on that day. #HonorThem #PearlHarbor79

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
12/03/2020

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Today is International Day of Disabiled Persons! Are you a Veteran with service-connected disabilities? You may qualify for VA's Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI). Learn more and apply: https://va.gov/life-insurance/options-eligibility/s-dvi/

12/03/2020
FVAP Rome

FVAP Rome truly made a big impact on the voting experience of UOCAVA voters across Italy🇮🇹. Thank you, Sean, for your dedication and hard work!🇺🇸🗳

A few thoughts and reflections on my experience working as the FVAP Ambassador in Rome. It was, in fact, a privilege. I enjoyed helping military and overseas U.S. citizens exercise their right to vote!

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Americans can vote — wherever they are

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense agency that works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so — from anywhere in the world. As a Service member or military family stationed away from home or an American citizen living abroad, you can vote absentee.

Here's how:

1. Register to vote and request your ballot in one easy step.

Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and send it to your election office.


Comments

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