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 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 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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It's Crossword Puzzle Day! 📝 Test your skills by using the clues provided to fill in the white spaces on the grid with t...
12/21/2021

It's Crossword Puzzle Day! 📝 Test your skills by using the clues provided to fill in the white spaces on the grid with the correct words. Hint: "absentee voting"

It's Crossword Puzzle Day! 📝 Test your skills by using the clues provided to fill in the white spaces on the grid with the correct words. Hint: "absentee voting"

Voting Assistance Officers (VAO) provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure military and ...
12/20/2021

Voting Assistance Officers (VAO) provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure military and overseas voters understand:
📃 Their voting rights
✉️ How to register and request an absentee ballot
🗳 How to return their absentee ballot successfully
https://www.fvap.gov/vao

Voting Assistance Officers (VAO) provide accurate, nonpartisan voting information and assistance to ensure military and overseas voters understand:
📃 Their voting rights
✉️ How to register and request an absentee ballot
🗳 How to return their absentee ballot successfully
https://www.fvap.gov/vao

As military spouses, you are resilient members of the military community. We count on you for many things, such as suppo...
12/15/2021

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

12/14/2021
Army Voting Guide

Army: Here are the basic steps to registering, requesting, and returning your ballot! You and your military families also have access to various types of voting assistance, such as Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Offices and resources on FVAP.gov.Army: Here are the basic steps to registering, requesting, and returning your ballot! You and your military families also have access to various types of voting assistance, such as Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Offices and resources on FVAP.gov.

Some military dependents turn 18 while their family is stationed overseas. When registering to vote, they can use the la...
12/10/2021

Some military dependents turn 18 while their family is stationed overseas. When registering to vote, they can use the last U.S. address they had before departing to their current duty station.
Find out more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/voting-residence

Some military dependents turn 18 while their family is stationed overseas. When registering to vote, they can use the last U.S. address they had before departing to their current duty station.
Find out more ➡ https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/voting-residence

Know a student planning to study abroad next semester?🌎📓 Remind them to update their voter registration in January so th...
12/08/2021

Know a student planning to study abroad next semester?🌎📓 Remind them to update their voter registration in January so they can continue to receive ballots even when overseas. Help them get started by sharing the link to the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA): www.fvap.gov/fpca

Know a student planning to study abroad next semester?🌎📓 Remind them to update their voter registration in January so they can continue to receive ballots even when overseas. Help them get started by sharing the link to the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA): www.fvap.gov/fpca

12/07/2021

Today, our country takes a moment to remember the lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visit https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/WWII/ to learn about the heroes and survivors of Pearl Harbor, as well as other key moments of #WWII.

12/06/2021
USAF & USSF Guide to Voting

Airmen and Guardians: Check out our new "Guide to Voting" that covers the basic steps on how to register, request, and return your ballot! It also mentions the various types of voting assistance available to you and your military families, such as Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Offices and resources on FVAP.gov.

This year, we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Since...
12/01/2021

This year, we celebrated 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

This year, we celebrated 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

From all of us at FVAP, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
11/25/2021

From all of us at FVAP, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

From all of us at FVAP, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

It's #InternationalEducationWeek! Overseas citizens studying abroad can vote! In fact, data from our 2020 Overseas Citiz...
11/15/2021

It's #InternationalEducationWeek! Overseas citizens studying abroad can vote! In fact, data from our 2020 Overseas Citizens Population Analysis (OCPA) report found that 12 percent of respondents reported living abroad for education or research opportunities.

#IEW2021 U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs

It's #InternationalEducationWeek! Overseas citizens studying abroad can vote! In fact, data from our 2020 Overseas Citizens Population Analysis (OCPA) report found that 12 percent of respondents reported living abroad for education or research opportunities.

#IEW2021 U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have bravely served, past and present. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
11/11/2021

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have bravely served, past and present. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have bravely served, past and present. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

11/10/2021
USMC Guide to Voting

Our USMC Voting Guide highlights the voting process for Marines and their military families. Find out what voting resources are accessible to you at FVAP.gov.
#HappyBirthdayMarines #marinecorpsbirthday

Did you know that each of the military branches and the Department of State have a Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) ...
11/09/2021

Did you know that each of the military branches and the Department of State have a Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) who is the voting program manager for that Service or Department? The SVAO provides Installation, Unit, and embassy or consulate Voting Assistance Officers with assistance concerning unique questions or problems for citizens covered by UOCAVA.

Did you know that each of the military branches and the Department of State have a Service Voting Action Officer (SVAO) who is the voting program manager for that Service or Department? The SVAO provides Installation, Unit, and embassy or consulate Voting Assistance Officers with assistance concerning unique questions or problems for citizens covered by UOCAVA.

Service members: To register and vote absentee, you need to know your voting residence address.🏘It is usually your last ...
11/08/2021

Service members: To register and vote absentee, you need to know your voting residence address.🏘
It is usually your last address in your state of legal residence. You do not need to have any current ties with this address.
https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/voting-residence

Service members: To register and vote absentee, you need to know your voting residence address.🏘
It is usually your last address in your state of legal residence. You do not need to have any current ties with this address.
https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/voting-residence

DOD Honors Native Americans and Their Many Contributions to the Nation
11/03/2021
DOD Honors Native Americans and Their Many Contributions to the Nation

DOD Honors Native Americans and Their Many Contributions to the Nation

The Defense Department and the nation are celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month — a time to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices Native Americans have made to the United States,

Military Spouses: Is your family PCSing or relocating? Make sure to let your election office know by updating your voter...
11/03/2021

Military Spouses: Is your family PCSing or relocating? Make sure to let your election office know by updating your voter registration at fvap.gov/fpca.
Voting materials are sent as non-forwardable postal materials, so updating your current address is the only way to ensure you receive your voting materials on time.

Military Spouses: Is your family PCSing or relocating? Make sure to let your election office know by updating your voter registration at fvap.gov/fpca.
Voting materials are sent as non-forwardable postal materials, so updating your current address is the only way to ensure you receive your voting materials on time.

DYK: 75% of active duty military are eligible to vote absentee under UOCAVA because they are stationed away from their v...
11/01/2021

DYK: 75% of active duty military are eligible to vote absentee under UOCAVA because they are stationed away from their voting residence?

Depending on the state where they're registered to vote, military members can submit their ballots via mail, email, or fax.

DYK: 75% of active duty military are eligible to vote absentee under UOCAVA because they are stationed away from their voting residence?

Depending on the state where they're registered to vote, military members can submit their ballots via mail, email, or fax.

Nothing is spookier than missing voting deadlines! 🎃👻In addition to fun Halloween activities, your military installation...
10/29/2021

Nothing is spookier than missing voting deadlines! 🎃👻
In addition to fun Halloween activities, your military installation has an Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office that offers in-person voting support to you and your spouse.
Locate your nearest IVAO today: https://www.fvap.gov/info/contact/iva-offices

Nothing is spookier than missing voting deadlines! 🎃👻
In addition to fun Halloween activities, your military installation has an Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office that offers in-person voting support to you and your spouse.
Locate your nearest IVAO today: https://www.fvap.gov/info/contact/iva-offices

Ohio Voters: The special general election for Cuyahoga, Summit, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pic...
10/25/2021

Ohio Voters: The special general 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 November 2. Voters must return their ballots by mail to their election office. Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot at www.fvap.gov/fwab

Ohio Voters: The special general 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 November 2. Voters must return their ballots by mail to their election office. Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot at www.fvap.gov/fwab

Military spouses who are stationed away from their voting residence alongside their Service members can use the Federal ...
10/20/2021

Military spouses who are stationed away from their voting residence alongside their Service members can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote! For your voting residence, you can use one of the following:
1. Your Service member’s residency
2. Your previously established residency where you once lived
3. Your newly established residency where you are currently living

Military spouses who are stationed away from their voting residence alongside their Service members can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote! For your voting residence, you can use one of the following:
1. Your Service member’s residency
2. Your previously established residency where you once lived
3. Your newly established residency where you are currently living

Join us today at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live on Military OneSource. We'll be discussing the findings in our newly r...
10/19/2021

Join us today at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live on Military OneSource. We'll be discussing the findings in our newly released 2020 Report to Congress as well as resources that help ensure voter success for the military community.

Join us today at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live on Military OneSource. We'll be discussing the findings in our newly released 2020 Report to Congress as well as resources that help ensure voter success for the military community.

Florida Voters: The special primary election for Broward and Palm Beach counties will take place on November 2. Return y...
10/18/2021

Florida Voters: The special primary election for Broward and Palm Beach counties will take place on November 2. Return your ballot by mail to your election office. If you are located outside the U.S., then you can fax your ballot to your election office. Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot at fvap.gov/fwab.

Florida Voters: The special primary election for Broward and Palm Beach counties will take place on November 2. Return your ballot by mail to your election office. If you are located outside the U.S., then you can fax your ballot to your election office. Didn't receive your requested ballot? Use the backup ballot at fvap.gov/fwab.

10/13/2021
Navy Voting Guide

#Navy: Check out our new "Guide to Voting" that covers the basic steps on how to register, request, and return your ballot! We also mention the various types of voting assistance available to you and your military families, such as Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Offices and resources on FVAP.gov.
#HappyBirthdayNavy

10/13/2021

Today we celebrate 246 years of the most powerful Navy the world has ever known. Happy birthday, U.S. Navy! #SemperFortis

10/12/2021

Congratulations to Camp Pendleton Installation Voting Assistance Officer, Dora Rodriguez, for being chosen as the VAO of the Quarter! 🏅
For more info about the recognition, go here ➡️ https://www.fvap.gov/vao/vao-of-the-quarter

Join us next Tuesday at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live with Military OneSource about the findings in our newly release...
10/12/2021

Join us next Tuesday at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live with Military OneSource about the findings in our newly released 2020 Report to Congress! We'll cover new details about military voters and share insight about the resources that help ensure voter success.

Join us next Tuesday at 12:00 PM EDT for a Facebook Live with Military OneSource about the findings in our newly released 2020 Report to Congress! We'll cover new details about military voters and share insight about the resources that help ensure voter success.

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 🇺🇸! Military members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can use th...
09/28/2021

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 🇺🇸! Military members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote. Go to fvap.gov/fpca to get started. Then print, sign, and send your completed FPCA to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some states require it by mail. Check your state-specific guidelines at FVAP.gov.
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Active duty military and their eligible family members who are stationed in the county where they want to register to vote can visit vote.gov.

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 🇺🇸! Military members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote. Go to fvap.gov/fpca to get started. Then print, sign, and send your completed FPCA to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email or fax while some states require it by mail. Check your state-specific guidelines at FVAP.gov.
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Active duty military and their eligible family members who are stationed in the county where they want to register to vote can visit vote.gov.

09/24/2021
Q&A with U.S. Consulate Milan

Thank you, Consolato USA a Milano, for stopping by our Instagram Live yesterday to share helpful tips with overseas voters! 🇺🇸
#ICYMI Here are a few takeaways:
🏢 U.S. citizens can receive voting assistance at the Embassy in Rome, as well as the Consulate Generals in Florence, Milan, and Naples.
🇮🇹 Voters can receive assistance in Italian and other languages!
🗳 Overseas citizens who are registering to vote should determine their U.S. voting residence, first, and then go to FVAP.gov to fill out the FPCA.
#NationalVoterRegistrationMonth
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09/24/2021
Q&A with U.S. Embassy France

Thank you, U.S. Embassy France, for joining us on Instagram Live yesterday to share important information about absentee voting with overseas U.S. citizens! 🇺🇸
#ICYMI Here are a few takeaways:
🏢 Voters in France can visit the Embassy in Paris, or the Consulate Generals in Marseille or Strasbourg, to drop off their ballots.
🇫🇷 The Embassy provides voting assistance in French!
🗳 Overseas citizens who want to register to vote should review their state-specific guidelines at FVAP.gov/guide.
#NationalVoterRegistrationMonth

📣📣Happening in 1hr! Join us on Instagram Live with special guests from U.S. Embassy France and Consolato USA a Milano. T...
09/23/2021

📣📣Happening in 1hr! Join us on Instagram Live with special guests from U.S. Embassy France and Consolato USA a Milano. The event will also include a Q&A, so bring your absentee voting questions. See you soon!

📣📣Happening in 1hr! Join us on Instagram Live with special guests from U.S. Embassy France and Consolato USA a Milano. The event will also include a Q&A, so bring your absentee voting questions. See you soon!

For our #IVotedFrom Challenge, comment below with the name of the country where you have voted. At the end of the week, ...
09/21/2021

For our #IVotedFrom Challenge, comment below with the name of the country where you have voted. At the end of the week, we'll share a new map with the "I Voted" stickers of countries that you mentioned. https://www.fvap.gov/IVotedSticker

For our #IVotedFrom Challenge, comment below with the name of the country where you have voted. At the end of the week, we'll share a new map with the "I Voted" stickers of countries that you mentioned. https://www.fvap.gov/IVotedSticker

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09/20/2021

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Today is our 74th Anniversary!

From humble beginnings in 1947, we stand on the shoulders of great Airmen who have helped build the world's greatest Air Force. We thank each and every person who has helped to build credibility and trust for our nation and our allies.

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