ABSENTEE VOTERS WEEK

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NAVADMIN 298/08 
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SUBJ/ABSENTEE VOTERS WEEK// 


POC/JASON WATKINS/LT/CNIC N92C/LOC:MILLINGTON, TN/EMAIL:VOTE@NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1. THE VOTING ASSISTANCE OFFICERS (VAOS) ARE REQUESTED TO ANNOUNCE, 
THROUGH VARIOUS MEDIA, THAT VOTERS SHOULD RETURN THEIR COMPLETED BALLOT 
IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING IT. OVERSEAS VOTERS SHOULD VOTE AND RETURN 
THEIR STATE ABSENTEE BALLOT OR THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT 
(FWAB) DURING THIS PERIOD TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR BALLOT IS RECEIVED BY 
THE LOCAL ELECTION OFFICIAL IN TIME TO BE COUNTED. PERSONNEL WHO 
RECEIVE STATE ABSENTEE BALLOTS AFTER SUBMITTING THE FWAB SHOULD 
CONTINUE THE VOTING PROCESS BY COMPLETING AND RETURNING THE STATE 
BALLOT AS WELL. FOR THOSE STATES THAT ALLOW LATE COUNTING, BALLOTS MUST 
BE VOTED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STATE 
LATE COUNTING DEADLINE.
2. OVERSEAS VAOS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR LOCAL MILITARY POST OFFICE FOR 
THE LATEST DATE VOTERS MAY SEND THEIR BALLOT (DEPENDING ON COUNTRY MAIL 
CONDITIONS) AND HAVE IT RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL ELECTION OFFICIAL IN TIME 
TO BE COUNTED.
3. ALL VAOS ARE REMINDED TO LOG ONTO THE VOTING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 
SYSTEM QUARTERLY TO ENSURE THEIR REPORTING INFORMATION IS CORRECT AND 
UP TO DATE.
4. COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND NAVY VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 
STANDS READY TO SUPPORT VAOS AT ALL LEVELS IN THEIR EFFORTS. 
INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE, AND RESOURCES CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING 
THE NAVY VOTING ACTION OFFICER, LT JASON WATKINS, VIA EMAIL: VOTE AT 
NAVY.MIL, TOLL FREE: (866) 827-5672; OPTION 6, COMM: (901) 874-6647, 
DSN: 882-6647, OR ON THE WEB AT 
HTTPS://WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/CNIC_HQ_SITE/BASESUPPORT/COMMANDSTAFF/NAVYVOT
INGPROGRAM/INDEX.HTM.
5. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY, JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 
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