Submit a Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Today to Ensure You Can Participate in 2017 Special Elections

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Just voted in November? Still serving or living away from home? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Additionally, States are holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year..

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recommends all overseas citizens, Service members and their eligible family members send in a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), the registration and ballot request form accepted by all States and territories, early every year.

You can use the FPCA online assistant, complete the fillable PDF version or pick up a hardcopy version from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Office.  Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your election office needs to reach you.


If you'd like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to or call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email

Federal Voting Assistance Program
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization that works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world.

FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice, and election officials from 50 States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. State and local governments administer U.S. elections, including those for federal offices. FVAP supports State and local election officials by providing absentee voting information, materials, training and guidance.

Voters can contact FVAP's call center at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find FVAP on Facebook at and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

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