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!