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Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP

Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Americans can vote — wherever they ar Here's how:

1. It works like a backup ballot.

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 vot

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 vot

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12/07/2022

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the unexpected attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during . Today, we reflect and remember the many service members and civilians who lost their lives or were injured on this tragic day in American history.

If you're voting in the Georgia Senate Runoff Election, remember to return your ballot today!Find your election office m...
12/06/2022

If you're voting in the Georgia Senate Runoff Election, remember to 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

Vote from wherever studying abroad takes you in the new year. Use the Federal Post Card Application to update your regis...
12/01/2022

Vote from wherever studying abroad takes you in the new year. Use the Federal Post Card Application to update your registration and contact info before you take off. FVAP.gov/FPCA

FVAP ambassadors — thank you for providing your absentee voting expertise to participants around the world! 🌎 Your effor...
11/28/2022

FVAP ambassadors — thank you for providing your absentee voting expertise to participants around the world! 🌎 Your efforts had a significant impact on our UOCAVA voters this election season. .ambassador.rome .ambassador.london .frankfurt.ambassador

Thank you Military Times for this comprehensive explanation about voting absentee in the Georgia runoff elections! Remin...
11/23/2022
Georgia military absentee voters: Mail your ballot now for the runoff

Thank you Military Times for this comprehensive explanation about voting absentee in the Georgia runoff elections! Reminder to request your absentee ballot before Nov. 25!

Military and overseas U.S. citizens can request and receive the ballot electronically, but you must mail the ballot back.

We couldn't have imagined this unprecedented election year without the help of our trusted partners, election officials ...
11/22/2022

We couldn't have imagined this unprecedented election year without the help of our trusted partners, election officials and voting assistance officers. Thank you for your continued efforts to serve absentee voters in U.S. elections year after year. We appreciate you! 🇺🇸🤝

ATTN UOCAVA voters registered in Georgia: You still have time to vote in the runoff! Request an absentee ballot by Novem...
11/17/2022

ATTN UOCAVA voters registered in Georgia: You still have time to vote in the runoff! Request an absentee ballot by November 25. The ballot must be mailed to your election office and postmarked by December 6.

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11/16/2022

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Happy ! A reminder to overseas citizens studying abroad -- you can vote! Get all the information you need before the nex...
11/14/2022

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A reminder to overseas citizens studying abroad -- you can vote! Get all the information you need before the next election at FVAP.gov

Happy International Education Week! From November 14-18, celebrate with students, teachers, professionals, and organizations worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education , International Education Week highlights the impact of international education and opportunities on individuals and communities around the globe.

The world’s most successful institutions and determined nations work with American Councils for cultural exchange, language immersion, and capacity building. American Councils is proud to celebrate the contributions the international education community has made towards a more peaceful, democratic, and interconnected world. Learn more about how to celebrate International Education Week at https://iew.state.gov/

11/11/2022

On , we thank the men and women who serve or have served our great country. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice to keep us safe.

In 2008, 50% of overseas military ballots made it back too late to be counted. Learn more about the changes that have si...
11/11/2022
Some states are expanding online access to help troops vote

In 2008, 50% of overseas military ballots made it back too late to be counted. Learn more about the changes that have since been made to ensure voting is more accessible to the military.

Years after the federal government got involved to improve ballot access for active members of the military, expanded online voting that is not available to the general public is reducing problems for troops wanting to vote.

If your ballot still hasn't made it back to your local election office, don't panic!  Some states only require ballots t...
11/09/2022

If your ballot still hasn't made it back to your local election office, don't panic!

Some states only require ballots to be postmarked by Nov. 8. If you mailed your ballot on or before Election Day, you can check if it was received by your election office at FVAP.gov if your state has a tool. Select your state from the dropdown menu and navigate to the "Check your ballot status" button.

11/08/2022

Happy Election Day! 🇺🇸 Thank you to all of the military members, eligible family, and overseas U.S. citizen voters for your continued efforts, and to our partners who have helped along the way!

11/04/2022

During the month of November, we recognize the resilience and dedication of and . Thank you for everything!

11/01/2022

Election Day is one week away! 🇺🇸

Check the status of your ballot to see if it was received by your election office at FVAP.gov. Select your state from the dropdown menu and navigate to the "Check your ballot status" button. 🗳

10/28/2022
Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

If you're a military member in the States, your recommended vote-by date is MONDAY!

If you haven't received your ballot yet, fill out and send in the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup ballot. FVAP.gov/FWAB

10/26/2022

If you requested but didn't receive your absentee ballot yet, you can still vote!

Get a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) at FVAP.gov/FWAB. Fill it out and send it as you would your official ballot before your state's deadline.

It's not too late to email, fax, or mail your ballot to your election office. Once you do, you can share the "I Voted" s...
10/25/2022

It's not too late to email, fax, or mail your ballot to your election office. Once you do, you can share the "I Voted" sticker to show you're a proud overseas voter! https://www.fvap.gov/IVotedSticker

If you've already submitted your ballot, your state may have tools to check its status to make sure it was received!Cont...
10/24/2022

If you've already submitted your ballot, your state may have tools to check its status to make sure it was received!

Contact your election office or go to FVAP.gov, select your state and click "Check status of voted ballot" to confirm.

10/24/2022

If you're voting from overseas, your recommended vote-by date is TODAY! 🌎✉️

If you haven't received your ballot yet, fill out and send in the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup ballot. FVAP.gov/FWAB

The General Election is less than a month away! Here are some tips for military members to get their absentee ballot sub...
10/18/2022

The General Election is less than a month away! Here are some tips for military members to get their absentee ballot submitted in time.

Still haven't received your absentee ballot? Use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup. The FWAB Onlin...
10/18/2022

Still haven't received your absentee ballot? Use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup. The FWAB Online Assistant will give you a list of official federal candidates based on your voting state. Get started today! FVAP.gov/FWAB

Introducing the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD! Military Members can use this label for free express mail service to electio...
10/05/2022

Introducing the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD! Military Members can use this label for free express mail service to election officials when sending general election absentee ballots. Request to have the label applied to your ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO).

The deadline to request your absentee ballot is quickly approaching for many states. ⏰ If you plan to vote in the Genera...
10/03/2022

The deadline to request your absentee ballot is quickly approaching for many states. ⏰ If you plan to vote in the General Election on November 8, request your ballot NOW at FVAP.gov/FPCA. Depending on your state, you may be able to submit your FPCA via mail, fax, or email. 📬

Ahoy, all hands! If you're stationed on a ship and planning to vote absentee, send your ballot back this weekend so you'...
09/30/2022

Ahoy, all hands! If you're stationed on a ship and planning to vote absentee, send your ballot back this weekend so you'll be shipshape. ⚓️📨

Even though your election office may have sent its first round of absentee ballots, you can still get yours! Register an...
09/28/2022

Even though your election office may have sent its first round of absentee ballots, you can still get yours!

Register and request an absentee ballot before it's too late. Get started now FVAP.gov./FPCA

If you requested an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), it's on the way to you! Election offi...
09/26/2022

If you requested an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), it's on the way to you! Election offices were busy sending ballots over the weekend — check if yours arrived via mail or email! 📮

If you requested an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), it's on the way to you! Election offi...
09/26/2022

If you requested an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), it's on the way to you! Election offices were busy sending ballots over the weekend — check if yours arrived via mail or email! 📮

If you requested an absentee ballot, it's getting ready for its journey to you! This , election offices will send out bl...
09/23/2022

If you requested an absentee ballot, it's getting ready for its journey to you!

This , election offices will send out blank ballots to military and overseas voters around the world. Be on the lookout from now through early October, and return your ballot as soon as you receive it.

Election Officials: UOCAVA Saturday is this weekend and we want to see you in action! Post photos of your outbound ballo...
09/22/2022

Election Officials: UOCAVA Saturday is this weekend and we want to see you in action! Post photos of your outbound ballots with and tag us!
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Today is National Voter Registration Day! Active duty Service members, military spouses, and overseas citizens can regis...
09/20/2022

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Active duty Service members, military spouses, and overseas citizens can register to vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Fill it out, sign it, and then send it to your election office. FVAP.gov/FPCA

DYK there are 2.9 million eligible overseas citizen voters? Never resided citizens may be eligible to vote using their p...
09/12/2022

DYK there are 2.9 million eligible overseas citizen voters? Never resided citizens may be eligible to vote using their parent's last U.S. address. If your parent's state is on this list, get started with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/reside

If you're back in the U.S. from overseas, contact your local election office to let them know you intend to vote locally...
09/07/2022

If you're back in the U.S. from overseas, contact your local election office to let them know you intend to vote locally on Election Day. FVAP.gov/search-offices

Last week, FVAP had the pleasure of attending Election Center's 37th Annual National Conference. The conference brought ...
09/02/2022

Last week, FVAP had the pleasure of attending Election Center's 37th Annual National Conference. The conference brought together election officials from across the country to explore opportunities, resources, and best practices as states prepare for the upcoming 2022 Midterm Elections. 🇺🇸🗳

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