May 27 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) (SF-76) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) (SF 186) forms were reviewed to ensure their continued compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and availability for the 2016 election cycle.  The Office of Management and Budget approved FVAP's recommendation to keep the forms unchanged for the 2016 election. 

In an effort to continue to provide the most user friendly forms possible, FVAP evaluates the forms every two years.  In November 2014, FVAP published a Federal Register notice opening the forms (last updated in 2013) for review and public comment at the website.  Based on the desire for continuity going into a major election cycle, FVAP determined it should keep the forms unchanged and then reexamine them for possible design, usability and content changes following the 2016 General Election.  "I thank everyone who took the time to provide insightful input," said FVAP Director Mr. Matt Boehmer.  "I look forward to continuing our work together to further improve the forms following the Presidential election."

The post 2016 review will include an evaluation for simplification and uniformity, and will also include any feedback from voters, election officials and other stakeholders regarding use of the forms during the 2016 election. 


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