Service members, families urged to register to vote

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Angelita D. Dizon
Installation Voting Assistance Officer
Directorate of Human Resources
U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

Personnel are encouraged to register to vote. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program at www.fvap.gov or go by the Soldier Support Center and talk to your voting assistance officer.

Personnel are encouraged to register to vote. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program at www.fvap.gov or go by the Soldier Support Center and talk to your voting assistance officer. (Courtesy photo)

Voting is our right, it is our responsibility

Often, we complain about new policies and have concerns in our communities.

Sometimes, we wonder why one community appears more favored than others.

Taxpayers debate issues relating to social security, environment, health care, education, taxes and school policies.

Where do you stand? Will your opinion matter?

Yes, it does. All our opinions matter, each and every vote counts and if we register and vote, we can all make a difference.

As Americans, we are lucky to live in this great democratic nation. We’ve been given a privilege that is not afforded to other people of the world. We can participate in the way we would like our country to be shaped, not just for us but for our children, our future.

The Army has trained Voting Assistance Officers to provide registration assistance and voting materials.

If you are new in the US Army in Hawaii and have not registered or updated your information with your state, it is recommended you complete an SF 76, Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA) and mail to the Local County Election Office (LEO) of your state to be registered and receive your absentee ballot or visit FVAP.GOV to register on-line.

Your Vote Counts

Your Vote Counts

If you are separating from the army and heading back to your Home of Residence, complete a Voter Registration Application and mail/email it to your Home Residence election official.

If you have registered and not in receipt of your Official Absentee Ballot within 30 of the election, you can request for a Federal Write in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), a back-up ballot through your Unit Voting Assistance Officers or visit the Installation Voting Assistance Office.

For more information and to obtain forms, visit Installation Voting Assistance Office (IVAO), Bldg. 750, room 213, Soldiers Support Center. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 0800-1600. For more information, please call 808-655-5546, or email Angelita.d.dizon.civ@mail.mil. Visit https://www.fvap.gov/ for more information.

Remember, voting is our right and our responsibility. Voting is most important thing we own. Let us Vote America!

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