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SUBJ/ABSENTEE VOTER REGISTRATION AND 2015 VOTING PROGRAM GUIDANCE//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS/APR/ REF A/DOC/OPNAV/15MAY07// REF
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1742.1B, NAVY VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REF B IS
DODI 1000.04, FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. Eligible voters who wish to register to vote absentee should do so
by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
The form can be completed easily online at: HTTP://WWW.FVAP.GOV.
2. The Navy maintains a robust service-wide voting assistance program that
relies upon leadership support at every level of the chain of command. The
following guidance is provided:
a. Commanders, Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge:
Every command of 25 or more individuals is required to maintain a voting
assistance program managed by a command Voting Assistance Officer (VAO).
Commanding Officers shall ensure complianace with this requirement per
b. VAO duties and responsibilities are outlined in references (a) and
(b). Reference (a) is under revision to reflect changes made in reference
(b). Until an updated reference (a) is released, reference (b) should be
followed whenever the two differ.
c. VAOs shall establish an account in the Federal Voting Assistance
Program (FVAP) online portal at
https://www.fvap.gov/portal/login/welcome.html and will report assistance
metrics on a quarterly basis via this tool. VAOs are encouraged to contact
the Navy Voting Action Officer with questions on reporting metrics by
d. VAOs are required to maintain a current Voting Information Management
System (VIMS) account. Information should be updated at least quarterly at
e. The 2015 voting action plan outlines specific guidance to support the
Navy Voting Assistance Program throughout 2015 and can be found at
http://www.fvap.gov/vao/guidance/html. Any voter who needs assistance with
the absentee voting process should contact their command Voting Assistance
Officer, visit www.fvap.gov, or email vote(AT)navy.mil.
3. Point of contact is LT Whitney Abraham at whitney.abraham(AT)navy.mil or
4. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff.//