Mission, Vision and Core Values
Military and overseas voters are able to cast a valid ballot, which is counted in the election, from anywhere in the world, as easily as if they were at a polling place.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program exists to:
- Assist uniformed services and overseas voters exercise their right to vote so that they have an equal opportunity with the general population to have their vote counted.
- Assist the States in complying with relevant federal laws, and advise them on ways to best comply.
- Advocate on behalf of the uniformed services and overseas voters, identifying impediments to their ability to exercise their right to vote, and proposing methods to overcome those impediments.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program operates under the following core values:
- Customer-focused: Successfully engage and satisfy FVAP’s primary customers: military and overseas voters as well as election officials.
- Proactive: Individual staff members anticipate future problems, needs or changes within the Department, the Program, the Services, or the election community, and quickly take effective action to prevent, or, if necessary, resolve those issues.
- Data-driven: Manage programs through the rigorous, detailed statistical analysis of the voting population and through results-based metrics and assessments of voting assistance programs.
- Transparent: Make all data, methodologies, and performance evaluations readily available to the public.
- Efficient: Pursue programs that stimulate the greatest improvements in voter success rates in the most expeditious manner and with the least expense.