Military registers to vote next week begins 6/26

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

 

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Army News Service
News Release

Unit voting assistance officers will contact Soldiers and their families to ensure all who are eligible may register to vote, June 26-July 5, during Armed Forces Voters Registration Week.

The 2015 federal elections will have a major impact on the federal government. There are 36 Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives voting seats up for election this year.

At the state level, 38 governor races, as well as many state offices and ballot measures will be decided. Counties and cities will have offices and measures on the ballot, as well.

As a service or family member, to vote in your home district, you must be registered to vote there and request an absentee ballot.

For questions concerning absentee ballots and other voting issues, contact your UVAO.

Local election officials will process applications to determine if a jurisdiction’s residency requirements are met. If your application is denied, the local election official will contact you to state the reason why it was denied.

The FVAP website contains all of the information listed above, as well as a list of the state primary election dates.

Voters Week

In conjunction with Armed Forces Voters Week, all are invited to a registration campaign, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 1,at the Schofield Barracks Exchange.

 

Dizon

Dizon

I care, I count, I vote

Angie Dizon
Installation Voting Assistance Officer
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

 

There is so much to be thankful for, for being an American.

We have the right and privilege to raise our voices, to show our concerns – the freedom to choose our officials and, most of all, the right to vote.

By voting, we tell our elected officials how we feel about education, social security, housing and other important issues. We can look out for the future of our children, for we represent them every time we vote.

Our community is transformed into a better place to live when we vote. We have the ability to vote officials who can champion our civil rights.

I am so lucky to be a naturalized American now, for I did not have this right before I came to America. For 10 years under a martial law regime, I witnessed hundreds of incarcerations and unscrupulous voting practices because the people simply wanted to vote.

I’m proud to be an American. I can now vote, because I care.

 

Points of Contact

For more information about the voting process, contact your unit Voting Assistance Officer or call the installation voting assistance office at 655-5546.

 

FVAP

Go online to begin your registration process. Fill out a Federal Post Card Application Standard Form 76 application card.

To find the assistant, click on Voter Registration and Ballots under the Military Voter tab in the menu bar.

Once there, select your state and you will be directed to your state’s page with all the information you need on how to fill out the form and submit it. Visit www.fvap.gov.

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