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.

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Just a reminder: We've got downloadable calendar alerts available so you'll never miss a deadline to register to vote, request your ballot, and return your ballot.

Add your state-specific alerts to your desktop or mobile calendar: https://www.fvap.gov/calendar-alerts

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Mail delays or disruptions may happen ahead of Election Day 2020. Here are 3 things military and overseas voters can do to submit their absentee ballots on time: fvap.gov/covid-19

Learn more about your voting residence here: https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/voting-residence
06/08/2020

Learn more about your voting residence here: https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/voting-residence

So what is my voting residence anyway? We hear that question a lot from overseas absentee voters.

For Americans abroad, your voting residence can be considered the last place you lived before you left the U.S.

Legible and signed voting materials are important whether you submit them by mail, email, or fax!Wondering if you can su...
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Legible and signed voting materials are important whether you submit them by mail, email, or fax!

Wondering if you can submit your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or ballot by email or fax? Check your state's submission guidelines here: https://www.fvap.gov/guide

When transmitting your voting materials, make sure all items are signed and images are clear and legible.

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06/02/2020

There are elections all across the country today. Did you vote from overseas? Share where you voted from with your very own "I Voted From" sticker: https://www.fvap.gov/IVotedSticker

06/01/2020
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As the only official federal government website to provide accurate, non-partisan absentee voting information directly to military members, their families and overseas citizens, FVAP looks to continue our critical partnership with National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) throughout the 2020 election cycle.

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All eyes on the sky today! As NASA Astronauts prepare to #LaunchAmerica, we remind UOCAVA voters that they can truly vote from anywhere in the world!
By anywhere in the world, we also mean out of this world -- just like NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan who sent in a Federal Post Card Application and voted absentee from the International Space Station!🚀🌎🛰

Absentee ballot voting message by Army Colonel Andrew Morgan orbiting earth aboard the International Space Station.

When transmitting your voting materials, make sure all items are signed and images are clear and legible.
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When transmitting your voting materials, make sure all items are signed and images are clear and legible.

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Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

The deadline to register and request your absentee ballot for the New York federal and state primary is just days away. Get everything you need to vote absentee here: FVAP.gov/new-york

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

When you use FVAP's online assistant to register and request your absentee ballot, speed and convenience are part of the...
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When you use FVAP's online assistant to register and request your absentee ballot, speed and convenience are part of the design.

Your Federal Post Card Application is generated specifically to your state's guidelines so you don't see any more or less than you have to.

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05/20/2020

Election officials are your trusted sources for accurate election information. Contact them directly regarding the status of your absentee ballot. https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices

Overseas citizens and military members: Georgia primaries (May 19th) have been rescheduled for June 9th. This may impact...
05/19/2020
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Overseas citizens and military members: Georgia primaries (May 19th) have been rescheduled for June 9th. This may impact registration and ballot return deadlines. Learn more: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/raffensperger_announces_postponement_of_primary_election_until_june_9

(ATLANTA) — Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.

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Your absentee ballot counts the same as ballots cast at the poll site.

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California Congressional District 25 has a special general election on May 12, 2020. Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can return their absentee ballot by mail or fax. Detailed instructions can be found at fvap.gov/california

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Did you know that married Service members tend to vote at higher rates than those who aren't? Spouses are critical in ensuring their active duty family members can vote.

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Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

Attention UOCAVA voters: The deadline to either register to vote or request your ballot for state and presidential primaries in Oregon, Virginia and Texas is quickly approaching. Get started at FVAP.gov.

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

Voting in the Georgia primaries? Your deadline to register and request your absentee ballot is days away. Use FVAP.gov/G...
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Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

Voting in the Georgia primaries? Your deadline to register and request your absentee ballot is days away. Use FVAP.gov/Georgia to get started.

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

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Life takes us to lots of places. And FVAP.gov helps U.S. citizens vote absentee wherever they may be.

Just a reminder: We've got downloadable calendar alerts available so you'll never miss a deadline to register to vote, r...
04/27/2020

Just a reminder: We've got downloadable calendar alerts available so you'll never miss a deadline to register to vote, request your ballot, and return your ballot.

Add your state-specific alerts to your desktop or mobile calendar: https://www.fvap.gov/calendar-alerts

If you're planning to vote in the Oregon primaries, the deadline to register to vote is tomorrow.Head to FVAP.gov/Oregon...
04/27/2020
Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

If you're planning to vote in the Oregon primaries, the deadline to register to vote is tomorrow.

Head to FVAP.gov/Oregon to get started.

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

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Did you know some states allow you to register to vote or submit your ballot online? So, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, visit FVAP.gov and learn how you can vote absentee from anywhere in the world.

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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.

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.

Don’t miss a deadline!

Subscribe to our voter alerts and find us on Twitter.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-438-8683 or email us at [email protected].

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