The Voting Assistance Program aims to increase voting awareness by ensuring that every Marine, their eligible family members, and other personnel serving with a Marine Corps unit, and who are eligible to vote under the laws of their state, are provided voting information and assistance. The right to vote is one of the most important civil liberties. Moreover, voting is an obligation that accompanies and protects the freedoms we enjoy. Since the birth of our Nation, Americans have understood their obligation as citizens to vote. By meeting their obligation to express themselves with the ballot, Americans have preserved our democratic system.
Marines are offered the opportunity to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) upon check-in to every unit and installation, and again by January 15 of each year. By submitting a FPCA, individuals can register to vote, request absentee voting materials, and update their current mailing address with the Local Election Officials in their home of record.
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is designed to assist absentee voting. To register and vote in your home state, visit www.fvap.gov with a Unit Voting Assistance Officer ready to assist with regards to voter registration and absentee voting. Marines and families can use www.fvap.gov to complete the forms necessary to register to vote, and to update their local election official of address changes for the delivery of voting materials. They can mail their completed forms from any Fleet Post Office, Military Post Office, Diplomatic Post Office, American Embassy, or Consulate free of charge.
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