ABSENTEE VOTER REGISTRATION AND 2015 VOTING PROGRAM GUIDANCE

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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 
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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 
reference (a).
    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 
emailing vote(AT)navy.mil.
    d.  VAOs are required to maintain a current Voting Information Management 
System (VIMS) account.  Information should be updated at least quarterly at 
https://qol.navyaims.net/voting/.
    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 
(202) 433-4000.

4.  Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff.//

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