June 5, 2008

Overseas Voters Week approaching June 28 through July 7

The Secretary of Defense has designated June 28 through July 7 as Overseas Citizens Voters Week. This is an excellent time to get the word out as U.S. citizens gather for Independence Day activities. Overseas Citizens Voters Week is generally geared toward nonmilitary voters, but the Services are encouraged to have an Independence Day registration booth, too.

Soldiers and Airmen should be aware of the voter registration deadlines below taken from the Federal Voting Assistance Program ( http://www.fvap.gov)  website. Deploying units should stress voter registration and absentee ballot  request prior to mobilization. Forms are available during SRP at the Family Programs station. 

VIRGINIA Absentee Voting Guide for Uniformed Services and U.S. Citizens Overseas

GENERAL ELECTION DEADLINES FOR UNIFORMED SERVICES:
-  Registration October 6, 2008
-  Ballot Request October 28, 2008
-  Ballot Return November 4, 2008

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