Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) of the Quarter

Help recognize VAOs that provide Services "above and beyond the call of duty." FVAP wishes to recognize those for exceptional service to the program and its customers. The "VAO of the Quarter" program is designed to reward those for their exceptional service or achievement and to encourage consistent, professional service.

Who is Eligible?

The VAO of the Quarter Program is a quarterly reward system for Voting Assistance Officers. Nominations should be submitted using the form attached. Nominations must be submitted prior to the designated deadline as stipulated for each quarter. The final selection of the VAO of the Quarter will be made by FVAP Director.

The VAO selected for the award will receive a certificate of recognition for excellent service, receive the title of "Voting Assistance Officer of the Quarter", and will be eligible for "Voting Assistance Officer of the Year.

A VAO of the Quarter should strive to achieve and advance the goals and ideas as outlined below.


A VAO of the Quarter should model many of the following qualities:

  • Supports the Federal Voting Assistance Program Mission Statement and be committed to quality service.
  • Committed to quality customer service and exemplify and supports the FVAP Values Statement; exceeding expectations.
  • Demonstrates initiative to continuously promote new ideas, procedures and processes that results in a positive experience for voters and the FVAP.
  • Displays a high level of commitment to FVAP's vision, and mission standards.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill out the application below and email the completed form to FVAP at

 VAO of the Quarter Application

Current VAO of the Quarter

Congratulations to LCDR Jeff Barnum of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) at the USCG Training Center Yorktown who is the VAO of the 4th Quarter.