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Voting Assistance Officers (VAOs) may not provide partisan voting information from candidates, political parties, or partisan organizations. You may receive questions from voters regarding whether they can distribute and/or display partisan materials on your military installation. Please consult with your Commanding Officer for their interpretation of DoD Directive 1344.10 Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty.
Official overseas organizations of the major political parties, Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad, may sponsor or co-sponsor voter registration drives in overseas areas. These organizations generally assist voters regardless of their party preference. It should be made clear who the sponsor is so that voters know who will be providing assistance. Regardless of who is providing assistance, the voter always has control over casting his/her ballot.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act provides for the following:
The National Voter Registration Act makes it illegal to:
Last updated: 01.14.2013