FVAP ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE TO ADMINISTER FOCUS GROUPS
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has
submitted a request for proposals for the execution of focus groups to include protocol
development, recruitment, conduction of the studies, compilation of the results, and findings
analysis meant to address many of the questions that have previously been addressed in surveys
and other quantitative methods, the purpose of which is to determine the key variables and issues
and how they attribute to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)
voters' failure to successfully cast ballots at the same rates as the overall population.
The experiences of UOCAVA voters have been assessed largely through survey instruments and
from questions designed from the "top down" by FVAP and vendor staff. FVAP aims to
develop an additional component to the traditional survey through focus groups of UOCAVA
voters and non-voters in order to determine what, if any, steps need to be taken to improve the
UOCAVA process and FVAP's ability to assist military and overseas voters in exercising their
right to vote. Some topics that will be addressed are items such as information exposure, the
application and delivery process, interest/disinterest in the electoral process and internet usage.
For additional information on the request for proposals, please view the proposal on the
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 email@example.com.
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