NOVEMBER 9, 2021 – FVAP readily supports a diverse military community that includes 1.4 million Active duty members and nearly 600,000 military spouses and other eligible dependents.
After a change of duty station or deployment, the law UOCAVA ensures you can participate in the absentee voting process when located outside your voting jurisdiction.
To register to vote, request a ballot, or update your contact info., use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at FVAP.gov/fpca.
In section 2, include your U.S. voting residence. For Service members, this may be in the same state listed on your LES.
In section 3, include your physical address where you are currently located.
In section 5, we encourage you to select to receive your ballot via email. This is the fastest way for you to receive your ballot.
Finally, print and sign your FPCA before sending it to your election office. Most states accept the FPCA by email, while some states accept it only by mail. Check your state guidelines at FVAP.gov.
Once your election officials process your completed, signed FPCA, they will send you an absentee ballot up to 45 days before the election.
Remember to check your junk or spam folders, too.
Once you receive your ballot, vote it and return it to your election office as soon as possible.
Many states accept the ballot by email or fax while other states require it by mail. Check your state guidelines at FVAP.gov.
Story by Clarissa Rodriguez
Federal Voting Assistance Program