HOW DO I VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Elections are managed individually by state governments, which means there are 55 different sets of rules for absentee voting by service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens. The basic steps are:
1. You register to vote and request an absentee ballot by filling out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and sending it to your election office in your state of legal residence.
2. Once the FPCA is approved, the election office sends an absentee ballot to you.
3. You then complete and return your voted absentee ballot to your election office by your state's deadline.
State rules, required forms and phone numbers for local election or voting offices can be found in the Voting Assistance Guide at https://www.fvap.gov/guide.
WHERE DO I GET THE FORM?
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or SF-76, can be obtained from the Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office. It is also available online at the Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site
HOW DO I COMPLETE AND SEND THE FORM?
Many states have specific rules. Depending on the rules of the state, voters can mail or register and request ballots electronically (email or fax, etc.). Although there is a deadline, some states allow late registration. Please use the "FPCA Wizard" which guides you according to the requirements of your state.
SINCE MY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT IN THE MILITARY, CAN THEY VOTE ABSENTEE?
The law entitles eligible family members of military personnel to vote absentee. Family members are considered to be in the same absentee voter category as military members and generally should follow the same procedures. Family members of military personnel residing overseas, who are U.S. citizens and who have never resided in the U.S., usually claim a parent's legal status as their own if that parent is a U.S. citizen.
ADDITIONAL VOTING ASSISTANCE
IS MORE HELP AVAILABLE?
Yes. All major military installations have an Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office. Contact information for Air Force IVA Offices can be found at http://www.fvap.gov/info/contact/iva-offices.
Installation Voting Assistance Office
BLDG 323C, RM 206
106 Peacekeeper Dr.
(Located inside the Airman and Family Readiness Center)
Offutt Phone Directory