Voting Assistance for Military Voters
Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members stationed outside their voting jurisdiction (CONUS or OCONUS) can find information on how to exercise their right to vote.FVAP aims to make the absentee voting experience as easy as possible with straight-forward online assistants and answers to frequently asked questions. Regardless of where you are stationed, it is important to note there are offices, people and resources available to assist you when applying to register to vote and voting absentee.
The military population is known to be extremely mobile. Since voting materials are sent as non-forwardable postal materials it is critical to ensure that you provide your local election official with your new address, after every move.
During your period of transition, you can find voting information and receive direct assistance by visiting your Installation Voter Assistance Office (IVA Office). To locate an IVA Office nearest you click here. You should visit your IVA Office when in-processing at a new duty station, deploying overseas and returning from deployment. These offices have staff that will be able to give you hard copies of the required forms, assist you in completing the forms and answer any of your absentee voting questions.
Each Service provides extensive voting assistance starting at the unit level. Assistance with any portion of the absentee voting process can be obtained by contacting your IVA Office. Service specific voting information can be found by contacting your Service Voting Action Officer.
Learn about how to start the absentee voting process and complete an absentee ballot application using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if you have not received a ballot from your state at least 30 days before an election.