One of the greatest opportunities afforded by a free society is the right to vote. This should not only be thought of as a right, but a responsibility. Regardless of how you vote, it’s important that our families have the information to ensure they can.
If you haven’t requested your absentee ballot for the 2012 general election, go to FVAP.gov and use their online registration and absentee ballot assistant or contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers.
Stationed Overseas? The Military Postal Service Agency provides free expedited ballot delivery and ballot tracking to your local election office for military and their family members. Go to your local post office or postal clerk, use the Label 11 – DOD form on your absentee ballot envelope and mail it. Go to www.usps.com to track the status of your ballot.
If you haven’t received your ballot by Oct. 6, use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as your back-up ballot. Go to FVAP.gov and use the automated assistant. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate’s name or their party designation.
If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process, contact FVAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-438-8683, DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS). More info is available at FVAP.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DoDFVAP and on Twitter @FVAP.