FVAP Publishes 2016 Absentee Voting Deadlines for Military and Overseas Voters

October 8 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. - FVAP is pleased to announce the release of the 2016-2017 Voting Assistance Guide (VAG) with updated content for the 2016 Presidential Election cycle. The VAG is used by over 5 million military and overseas citizen voters who are qualified to vote absentee under provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). The information contained in the VAG is also used by the extensive network of Voting Assistance Officers (VAOs) throughout the military and the State Department. The VAG, published every two years and continually updated online at FVAP.gov, is a catalog of the State-specific processes and regulations that military and overseas voters need to follow to successfully register to vote and cast a ballot. It is the primary source of absentee voting procedures for citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

To publish the VAG for the 2016 presidential election, FVAP coordinated with each State and Territory to verify the accuracy of the information and embrace plain language principles to help potential voters navigate the complex web of State absentee voting laws.

The updated information can be found by selecting a State from the drop-down under "Voters Start Here" or at http://www.fvap.gov/guide. Hard copies of the published VAG will be distributed to VAOs in January 2016, and additional hard copies can be requested by contacting your Service's warehouse, or emailing vote@fvap.gov.

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If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAP's call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

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