NEW ONLINE GUIDED TRAINING AND RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION OFFICIALS
FVAP launches interactive training on military and overseas absentee voting
June 11, 2012 — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is pleased to announce the launch of its interactive Election Official Guided Training in addition to a series of educational and reference materials for election officials interested in learning more about the military and overseas absentee voting process. These resources were developed to help ensure citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) who want to vote are afforded the same opportunity as the general population.
The 35-minute Election Official Guided Training is designed for election officials unfamiliar with UOCAVA or those seasoned election officials needing a refresher course. The courseware introduces the law, its requirements and forms, and provides a sense of the challenges that military and overseas voters face along with suggestions on how your role as an election official can further assist the UOCAVA population.
Additional resources available on the Election Official section of FVAP.gov include a Quick Reference Guide highlighting voter information on the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) forms, State-specific worksheets with requirements and deadlines in the UOCAVA absentee voting process, and Frequently Asked Questions about UOCAVA absentee voting. If you would like further information about these materials, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to the www.FVAP.gov web portal or contact the FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE). Email the program at VOTE@FVAP.GOV and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter for election updates throughout 2012.
PDF version of FVAP News Release #19