Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

In support of its mission to improve the absentee voting process for citizens covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), FVAP tracks and researches policy developments that may have implications for military and overseas voters. FVAP develops and shares policy briefs to inform state election officials and legislators about the potential impacts.

Never Resided Voters

This policy brief informs policymakers how state laws affect the voting eligibility of Americans who were born abroad but have never resided in the United States. It provides a background on the issue, feedback from never resided citizens during the 2016 election cycle, and the current statutory landscape. FVAP also offers scenarios that states should consider when adopting or modifying existing never resided provisions.

Download the Never Resided Voters Policy Brief.

Access to and Usage of Faxing by Military and Overseas Voters

This policy brief, created by the Overseas Voting Initiative through FVAP's cooperative agreement with the Council of State Governments, details the availability and usage of faxing by Military and Overseas Citizens. This brief explores and evaluates faxing and the need for additional communication channel options to aid our nation's military and overseas voters in casting their absentee ballots.

Download the Access and Usage of Faxing Policy Brief.

Automatic Voter Registration

This policy brief provides a background on automatic voter registration, the status of state, federal legislation, and the potential implications for voters concerning their residency, UOCAVA status, and taxes. FVAP also offers steps that states should consider before implementing automatic voter registration systems.

Download the Automatic Voter Registration Policy Brief.