Just because you are stationed overseas does not mean you are not able to vote in your city, county, state or federal elections. Voting is a fundamental right and should not be taken for granted. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) ensures 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.  States are no longer required to automatically send ballots to voters for an entire election cycle so everyone who wants to vote in U.S. elections from overseas should send in a new Federal Post Card Application in January of each year. 

Registration and obtaining ballots is easy by visiting the FVAP website at WWW.FVAP.GOV.  

You can complete the registration online, print and sign the form, and email, fax or mail your request to your Stateside voting office. If you have issues using the online program, you can see your unit Voting Assistance Officer or contact the  Installation Voting Assistance Office.

For the visual learner, head over to the FVAP YOUTUBE CHANNEL  where you can find an assortment of training videos to assist you in your voting quest.

Remember, Americans can vote -- wherever they are! 

RESOURCES

FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WEBSITE

ARMY VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WEBSITE

FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION (Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request)
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA, SF-76) allows eligible U.S. citizens to apply to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and/or update their contact information with their local election office. The FPCA is the primary method of communication between you and your election official. The information you provide on this form is all the local election office has to determine if you meet the State voter registration requirements, which election materials to send you and where and how to send you a ballot. Submitting an FPCA to their state local election official will register eligible voters to vote, update their mailing address with their state local election office and request an absentee ballot for all state and federal elections to include primary elections.
 

FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT

FVAP BROCHURE

ABSENTEE VOTING MYTHS & REALITIES