The Department of Defense encourages all members of the U.S. Armed Forces and federal civilian employees to register and vote. The department actively supports the Federal Voting Assistance Program to ensure its personnel have the resources, time and ability to participate in their civic duty. Additionally, department leaders and military commanders appoint voting assistance officers at every level of command and ensure they are trained and equipped to provide voting assistance. The installation voting office is standing by to assist with voter information, assistance, and registration. All service members, Family Members, retirees, and civilians of the Fort Drum community have access to the installation voting office.
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP): http://www.fvap.gov
This website provides information to U.S. citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), which includes military members on active duty and their dependents. There, you also can find out when your state’s elections are scheduled and when Federal Post Card Applications and absentee ballots are due.
DoD Directives and Army Voting Regulation
DoDI 1000.04 – Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP): https://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100004p.pdf
AR 608-20 – Army Voting Assistance Program
Voting Assistance Officer Training: www.fvaptraining.com
Forms and Resources (UOCAVA Voters)
Federal Post Card Application SF 76 https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf
Federal Write In Absentee Ballot SF 186 http://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab2013.pdf
Voting Assistance Guide https://www.fvap.gov/vao/vag
New York state residents:
Voting information for local, permanent residents and Army Civilians can be found at the New York State Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.ny.gov/.
If you have any questions or need assistance with voter registration or requesting an absentee ballot, contact the installation voting assistance officer (IVAO).