Aug 29 2014
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) encourages servicemembers to ensure their voting information reflects their current address and information at least 90 days before an election.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act states servicemembers and their eligible family members and overseas citizens may be eligible to vote absentee. The Federal Post Card Application Standard Form 76 allows these groups to apply to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and update contact information with their local election offices. It helps local election offices determine whether voters meet voter registration requirements, which election materials to send, and where and how to send ballots.
FVAP’s website, www.fvap.gov, offers an online assistant to walk voters through completion of the form and provides a blank, fillable PDF. Hard copies of the form are also available at embassies, consulates, and military bases around the world.
Originally printed in MOAA's September 2014 Military Officer magazine. Image courtesy of FVAP.