What we do for you:
Our office conducts voting information and assistance training for Fort Leavenworth military units that are required to maintain a Unit Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) position. We also assist Federal civilian employees with voting information.
VAOs are critical to the success of voting assistance programs. In fact, the knowledge and effectiveness of a VAO, combined with a comprehensive voting assistance plan, may very well determine whether a citizen understands how and when to participate in the election process. VAOs are responsible for providing accurate, nonpartisan voting information.
What you can do for us:
Service members should utilize their Unit Voter Assistance Officer for faster service. Call us if you don't know your Unit Voter Assistance Officer.
Please DO NOT send registration and absentee ballot request forms to the our address!
View the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) 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.
The Director of FVAP administers the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. UOCAVA requires States to transmit requested absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters no later than 45 days before a federal election. Those citizens protected by UOCAVA include:
- Members of the Uniformed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps)
- Members of the Merchant Marines
- Eligible family members of the above
- U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.