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 electio

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 electio

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Service Members: During your period of transition after a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or deployment, get direct as...
09/07/2021

Service Members: During your period of transition after a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or deployment, get direct assistance from your Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office to guarantee your ballots can still find you.
Locate your nearest IVA Office ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/info/contact/iva-offices

Service Members: During your period of transition after a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or deployment, get direct assistance from your Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office to guarantee your ballots can still find you.
Locate your nearest IVA Office ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/info/contact/iva-offices

As a Voting Assistance Officer (VAO), you provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure mili...
09/03/2021

As a Voting Assistance Officer (VAO), you provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure military and overseas voters understand their voting rights, how to register and apply for an absentee ballot, and how to return their absentee ballot successfully. That's why VAOs are our favorite superheroes!
Photo 📷 U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton

As a Voting Assistance Officer (VAO), you provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure military and overseas voters understand their voting rights, how to register and apply for an absentee ballot, and how to return their absentee ballot successfully. That's why VAOs are our favorite superheroes!
Photo 📷 U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton

FVAP works closely with state election officials from every state and territory to ensure that all absentee voting infor...
09/01/2021

FVAP works closely with state election officials from every state and territory to ensure that all absentee voting information on FVAP.gov is accurate and nonpartisan. Select your state or territory to review its voting guidelines here: https://www.fvap.gov/guide

FVAP works closely with state election officials from every state and territory to ensure that all absentee voting information on FVAP.gov is accurate and nonpartisan. Select your state or territory to review its voting guidelines here: https://www.fvap.gov/guide

As military spouses, you are resilient members of the military community. We count on you for many things, such as suppo...
08/30/2021

As military spouses, you are resilient members of the military community. We count on you for many things, such as supporting your Service member through deployments. Let us help you with one more thing on your list - voting! Here's how: https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

As military spouses, you are resilient members of the military community. We count on you for many things, such as supporting your Service member through deployments. Let us help you with one more thing on your list - voting! Here's how: https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

Tomorrow, we will proudly celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOC...
08/27/2021

Tomorrow, we will proudly celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Since 1986, military and overseas voters have greatly benefited from the law's special protections. Read more about its history: https://www.fvap.gov/info/laws/uocava

Tomorrow, we will proudly celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Since 1986, military and overseas voters have greatly benefited from the law's special protections. Read more about its history: https://www.fvap.gov/info/laws/uocava

UOCAVA helps ensure that millions of U.S. citizens living overseas have the time and flexible options to receive their b...
08/26/2021

UOCAVA helps ensure that millions of U.S. citizens living overseas have the time and flexible options to receive their ballots! Voting Assistance Officers at U.S. embassies and consulates are available worldwide to provide absentee voting information, like these VAOs in Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Ecuador, and Italy!

UOCAVA helps ensure that millions of U.S. citizens living overseas have the time and flexible options to receive their ballots! Voting Assistance Officers at U.S. embassies and consulates are available worldwide to provide absentee voting information, like these VAOs in Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Ecuador, and Italy!

Over the years, FVAP's mission has been to provide military and overseas voters with the tools and resources they need t...
08/25/2021

Over the years, FVAP's mission has been to provide military and overseas voters with the tools and resources they need to vote successfully. We work with state election officials from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia to compile the voting assistance guide which contains important election dates, voting guidelines, and election office contact information: https://www.fvap.gov/guide

Over the years, FVAP's mission has been to provide military and overseas voters with the tools and resources they need to vote successfully. We work with state election officials from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia to compile the voting assistance guide which contains important election dates, voting guidelines, and election office contact information: https://www.fvap.gov/guide

When women won the right to vote in 1920, they initiated a path for future generations of voters, including this militar...
08/25/2021

When women won the right to vote in 1920, they initiated a path for future generations of voters, including this military member who sent her ballot all the way from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in 2008.

When women won the right to vote in 1920, they initiated a path for future generations of voters, including this military member who sent her ballot all the way from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in 2008.

Regardless of the mission, military members have participated in the absentee voting process - from voting during WWII t...
08/24/2021

Regardless of the mission, military members have participated in the absentee voting process - from voting during WWII to seeking guidance from their Voting Assistance Officers at military installations worldwide.

Regardless of the mission, military members have participated in the absentee voting process - from voting during WWII to seeking guidance from their Voting Assistance Officers at military installations worldwide.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of UOCAVA, we're looking back on absentee voting through the years. From this soldier ...
08/24/2021

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of UOCAVA, we're looking back on absentee voting through the years. From this soldier in the Mariana Islands in 1944 to military members on the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett in the Gulf of Oman in 2020, active duty military have found ways to send their ballots home!

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of UOCAVA, we're looking back on absentee voting through the years. From this soldier in the Mariana Islands in 1944 to military members on the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett in the Gulf of Oman in 2020, active duty military have found ways to send their ballots home!

This week, we're celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. FVAP Direc...
08/23/2021

This week, we're celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. FVAP Director David Beirne shared a few words on this special occasion. For more about the law that supports military, military spouses, and overseas citizens: https://www.fvap.gov/info/laws/uocava

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we recognize アメリカ大使館 U.S. Embassy Tokyo🇯🇵  for all their hard work and dedication in hel...
08/20/2021

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we recognize アメリカ大使館 U.S. Embassy Tokyo🇯🇵 for all their hard work and dedication in helping U.S. citizens vote from Japan! 🇺🇸 🗳 Last election cycle, they shared a series of inspiring posts called “I Vote Because” which featured Embassy staff members.

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we recognize アメリカ大使館 U.S. Embassy Tokyo🇯🇵 for all their hard work and dedication in helping U.S. citizens vote from Japan! 🇺🇸 🗳 Last election cycle, they shared a series of inspiring posts called “I Vote Because” which featured Embassy staff members.

Active duty members are always on the move! After every relocation, send in a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) s...
08/18/2021

Active duty members are always on the move! After every relocation, send in a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) so your election office has your up-to-date voting information. Be prepared ➡ fvap.gov/fpca

Active duty members are always on the move! After every relocation, send in a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) so your election office has your up-to-date voting information. Be prepared ➡ fvap.gov/fpca

Military spouses and eligible dependents form part of the UOCAVA community. That means you are eligible to use FVAP's to...
08/16/2021

Military spouses and eligible dependents form part of the UOCAVA community. That means you are eligible to use FVAP's tools and resources to register to vote and request a ballot when you go with your Service member on a deployment.
Here's how ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

Military spouses and eligible dependents form part of the UOCAVA community. That means you are eligible to use FVAP's tools and resources to register to vote and request a ballot when you go with your Service member on a deployment.
Here's how ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

According to 2018 data, an estimated 4.8 million U.S. citizens currently reside overseas. About 2.9 million are 18 or ol...
08/12/2021

According to 2018 data, an estimated 4.8 million U.S. citizens currently reside overseas. About 2.9 million are 18 or older and eligible to vote in U.S. federal elections. As an overseas voter, FVAP provides you with the tools and resources you need to vote successfully - from wherever you are.
Start here ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/overview

According to 2018 data, an estimated 4.8 million U.S. citizens currently reside overseas. About 2.9 million are 18 or older and eligible to vote in U.S. federal elections. As an overseas voter, FVAP provides you with the tools and resources you need to vote successfully - from wherever you are.
Start here ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/overview

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08/10/2021

Timeline Photos

#OTD in 1949, the National Security Act was amended, officially renaming the military’s executive department as the Department of Defense and unifying it under the Secretary of Defense. Many thanks to all who serve under the umbrella of the DOD! #DoDsince1949

FVAP readily supports a diverse military community that includes 1.4 million active duty members and nearly 600,000 mili...
08/05/2021

FVAP readily supports a diverse military community that includes 1.4 million active duty members and nearly 600,000 military spouses and other eligible dependents of voting age. After a change of duty station or deployment, the law UOCAVA ensures you can participate in the absentee voting process when located outside your voting jurisdiction.
Find out more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/overview

FVAP readily supports a diverse military community that includes 1.4 million active duty members and nearly 600,000 military spouses and other eligible dependents of voting age. After a change of duty station or deployment, the law UOCAVA ensures you can participate in the absentee voting process when located outside your voting jurisdiction.
Find out more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/overview

As a military spouse, you have access to a close network of other military members and spouses. Help us make sure that a...
07/30/2021

As a military spouse, you have access to a close network of other military members and spouses. Help us make sure that all military spouses have the opportunity to vote by sharing our helpful tips and resources.
https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

As a military spouse, you have access to a close network of other military members and spouses. Help us make sure that all military spouses have the opportunity to vote by sharing our helpful tips and resources.
https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/military-spouses

Ohio Voters: Ballots for the special primary election for Congressional Districts 11 and 15 must be returned by MAIL to ...
07/28/2021

Ohio Voters: Ballots for the special primary election for Congressional Districts 11 and 15 must be returned by MAIL to your election office so that they are received by the 10th day after the election.
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=35
Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot: https://www.fvap.gov/FWAB

Ohio Voters: Ballots for the special primary election for Congressional Districts 11 and 15 must be returned by MAIL to your election office so that they are received by the 10th day after the election.
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=35
Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot: https://www.fvap.gov/FWAB

Texas Voters: Ballots for the runoff election in Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County must be post...
07/26/2021

Texas Voters: Ballots for the runoff election in Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County must be postmarked and returned to your election office by 7p.m. on July 27.
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=43
Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the back-up ballot: https://www.fvap.gov/FWAB

Texas Voters: Ballots for the runoff election in Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County must be postmarked and returned to your election office by 7p.m. on July 27.
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=43
Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the back-up ballot: https://www.fvap.gov/FWAB

Your voting residence helps your election office determine:🗳 The elections you are eligible to participate in✉️ The type...
07/23/2021

Your voting residence helps your election office determine:
🗳 The elections you are eligible to participate in
✉️ The type of ballot you should receive
For Service members, your voting residence may be the address listed on your LES. For overseas citizens, it’s usually the last U.S. address you had immediately prior to leaving the United States.
Learn more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/voting-residence

Your voting residence helps your election office determine:
🗳 The elections you are eligible to participate in
✉️ The type of ballot you should receive
For Service members, your voting residence may be the address listed on your LES. For overseas citizens, it’s usually the last U.S. address you had immediately prior to leaving the United States.
Learn more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/voting-residence

If you've recently returned from a deployment, notify your local election official by sending in a new Federal Post Card...
07/21/2021

If you've recently returned from a deployment, notify your local election official by sending in a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) with your updated information.
Learn more ➡ http://fvap.gov/military-voter/overview

If you've recently returned from a deployment, notify your local election official by sending in a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) with your updated information.
Learn more ➡ http://fvap.gov/military-voter/overview

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we are proud to recognize U.S. Embassy in the Philippines for their public service durin...
07/16/2021

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we are proud to recognize U.S. Embassy in the Philippines for their public service during the most recent election cycle. Their team organized four virtual town halls about the absentee voting process to assist U.S. citizens living in the Philippines! 🇺🇸🇵🇭

For our next Embassy Spotlight, we are proud to recognize U.S. Embassy in the Philippines for their public service during the most recent election cycle. Their team organized four virtual town halls about the absentee voting process to assist U.S. citizens living in the Philippines! 🇺🇸🇵🇭

Military and Overseas Voters: We've got you covered! FVAP provides the tools and resources you need to vote successfully...
07/14/2021

Military and Overseas Voters: We've got you covered! FVAP provides the tools and resources you need to vote successfully - from anywhere in the world! Check out our Starter Pack.

Military and Overseas Voters: We've got you covered! FVAP provides the tools and resources you need to vote successfully - from anywhere in the world! Check out our Starter Pack.

Texas Voters: The special runoff election for Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County will take place...
07/12/2021

Texas Voters: The special runoff election for Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County will take place on July 27. Registered voters can request their ballot up until July 16.
Get started here: https://www.fvap.gov/texas
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=43

Texas Voters: The special runoff election for Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County will take place on July 27. Registered voters can request their ballot up until July 16.
Get started here: https://www.fvap.gov/texas
Find your election office: https://www.fvap.gov/search-offices?state=43

5Ws of Military Voter Readiness:Who – Military members and their eligible dependents.What – Register and request your ba...
07/07/2021

5Ws of Military Voter Readiness:
Who – Military members and their eligible dependents.
What – Register and request your ballot with the FPCA.
When – Each year and every time you move.
Where – Send your FPCA to your election office.
Why – Because being "voter ready" means you can focus on the mission.

Learn more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter

5Ws of Military Voter Readiness:
Who – Military members and their eligible dependents.
What – Register and request your ballot with the FPCA.
When – Each year and every time you move.
Where – Send your FPCA to your election office.
Why – Because being "voter ready" means you can focus on the mission.

Learn more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter

Ohio Voters: The special primary election for Cuyahoga, Summit, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pic...
07/06/2021

Ohio Voters: The special primary election for Cuyahoga, Summit, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties and areas of Athens, Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties will take place on August 3. Registered voters can request their ballot up until July 31.
Get started here: https://www.fvap.gov/ohio

Ohio Voters: The special primary election for Cuyahoga, Summit, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties and areas of Athens, Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties will take place on August 3. Registered voters can request their ballot up until July 31.
Get started here: https://www.fvap.gov/ohio

Whether you're stationed overseas, living on a ship, or transferring bases, you have a choice when it comes to submittin...
06/30/2021

Whether you're stationed overseas, living on a ship, or transferring bases, you have a choice when it comes to submitting your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). See if your state allows you to send your FPCA by mail, email or fax at FVAP.gov.

Whether you're stationed overseas, living on a ship, or transferring bases, you have a choice when it comes to submitting your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). See if your state allows you to send your FPCA by mail, email or fax at FVAP.gov.

Voting Assistance Officers: 2nd Qrt Metrics are due June 30 on the FVAP.gov portal. Email TECH@FVAP.gov if you require a...
06/29/2021

Voting Assistance Officers: 2nd Qrt Metrics are due June 30 on the FVAP.gov portal. Email [email protected]FVAP.gov if you require a password reset. And if you have questions about metrics, contact your Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO): FVAP.gov/vao/svao.

Voting Assistance Officers: 2nd Qrt Metrics are due June 30 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.

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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.

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