Election Tips from FVAP for September 24, 2010
About Absentee Voting Week: Absentee Voting Week starts next week and runs through October 4, 2010. Make it your goal to encourage everyone to return their voted ballot immediately upon receiving it or use the back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they have not yet received an absentee ballot from their State.
Voting Assistance Officers:
Try these helpful suggestions for encouraging everyone to vote:
- Use local resources such as Commanderís bulletins, newspapers, closed circuit and local radio and television stations to help send people to fvap.gov.
- Post motivational posters on bulletin boards in offices, commissaries and exchanges.
- Have internet access, printers, and scanners available to allow voters to take advantage of all electronic voting tools.
- Host a voting/registration drive or voting party with FPCAs and FWABs on hand where individuals can complete and mail their forms on site.
- Have a town hall meeting where everyone in your community is invited to attend and learn about the voting process and their options.
Share your event with FVAP: If you take photos at your events, send them to your SVAOs and FVAP. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our Facebook page.
Where Can I get the Forms? Make sure that you have an ample supply of the FPCA and FWAB for UOCAVA voters to use during your event in preparation for the upcoming General Election. Order more through your proper channels: www.fvap.gov/vao/order.html . Forms are also available for download and printing in the VAO section of the website. Be sure to have envelopes available for forms printed from the website.
Visit the FVAPís website frequently for up-to-date information and resources, including self guided completion wizards and fill-able versions of the FPCA and FWAB. Check out the FVAP website today: fvap.gov. Resources for VAOs can be found by clicking "For Voting Assistance Officers" at the top.
Do You Need Direct Assistance: Contact our call center featuring 24/7 telephone support at 800.438.8683 or e-mail us at email@example.com .
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Thank you for your continuing support in providing voting assistance to uniformed service members and U.S. citizens residing abroad.
We want your feedback! If you would like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process, please contact FVAP at www.fvap.gov , 1-800-438-8683, DSN (312) 425-1584, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at: www.fvap.gov/contact/tollfreephone.html. With your feedback, we can make this even more helpful for the next election.