Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) Training
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) offers workshops for two different groups, one for Voting Assistance Officers (VAOs) in the Department of Defense, and another for VAOs in the Department of State.
The training covers VAO 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).
DoD Directive 1000.4, section 22.214.171.124, requires all VAOs to complete either a FVAP/Service-provided workshop or the online training available below. Upon completion VAOs will receive a certificate of completion that should be placed in their VAO continuity folder.
FVAP workshops are held at military installations and U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. The 2014 training schedule can be found below. Please contact your Installation Voting Assistance Officer or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Learning Management System Modules
FVAP has created a Voting Assistance Officer course that allows you to obtain your certification at your own pace. Courses are hosted by FVAP and each Service Learning Management System. If your Service’s LMS is not currently listed, please follow the first link to the FVAP hosted course.
FVAP: Voting Assistance Officer Guided Training
**Please NOTE, once you have completed the site registration process, you must wait 24 hours for the system to activate your account before you can log in to access your training.**
Air Force: Available via the Air Force Learning Management System (HRADLS), https://golearn.csd.disa.mil/kc/login/login.asp. Log in with your CAC and select the "ADLS Gateway" link, Select the "HR" (Personnel Badge) at top right of page and click "Course List". Select "Federal Voting Assistance Program" link ("+" sign). There are two courses listed there. The basic Voting Assistance Officer (IVAO/UVAO) training is titled, "Voting Assistance Officer" and for IVAOs, alternate IVAOs, Core UVAOs and others working in the IVA Office, there is the "IVA Office Training" course.
Army: Available via Army Knowledge Online (AKO), www.us.army.mil. Click on the ALMS Training tab and search “Unit Voting Assistance Officer Training”. After you register, you will receive an email and then will be able to log into the training.
Marine Corps: Available via MarineNet, https://www.marinenet.usmc.mil/.
The course is listed as Unit Voting Assistance Officer (MRP4UVAO01) and can be found by entering “Voting” in the search bar.
Navy: Available via Navy Knowledge Online (NKO), www.nko.navy.mil.
Go to the Navy e-Learning link. On the left hand pane click 'Advanced Search' and enter the Catalog Code "CNIC-FVAPVAO-0001".
Civilian Self-training Slides
Self-training slides focused on Civilian Voting Assistance Programs are available in Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 and Adobe Acrobat formats. If you do not have PowerPoint, you can download the free viewer from Microsoft's website. The Adobe Acrobat version requires Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher to view (Get Adobe Reader).
Civilian Voting Assistance Officer Workshops
Civilian Self-Administered Workshop (Microsoft Powerpoint)
Civilian Self-Administered Workshop (Adobe Acrobat)