August 9, 2011 - Arlington, VA - The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has submitted a request for quotes on how vendors could effectively and efficiently provide in-person training to Voting Assistance Officers. Voting Assistance Officers ensure that citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act understand their voting rights and how to register and vote absentee. They also provide accurate non-partisan voting information and assistance. Voting assistance officers may be members of the Uniformed Services, civilians, or members of overseas U.S. citizens organizations.
FVAP has asked vendors how they could plan, coordinate and conduct in-person Voting Assistance Workshops for Military, State Department and Civilian Voting Assistance Officer training in a condensed period of time in order to maximize the effectiveness of the voting workshops. Workshops will be conducted at Military Installations around the world, as well as State Department and civilian locations outside the United States.
By providing workshop training during the June-July timeframe, Voting Assistance Officers will have the most up-to-date information in order to help prepare them for the 2012 General Election Cycle. The training covers voting assistance officer responsibilities, describes the absentee voting process, and the resources available to conduct a successful voting assistance program. The training explains how to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
For additional information on the request for proposals, please view the proposal on the FedBizOpps website.
If you'd like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to www.FVAP.gov or contact the FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE) or email the program at VOTE@FVAP.GOV.