I refuse to do politics here at Army Wife 101 because it is what it is and I enjoy having readers from all sides of the spectrum plus Facebook politics and facts just don’t just sit well with me.
That being said if nothing else everyone has a right to vote and not be left out simply because they weren’t aware how to vote because of where they live due to the military.
This past Saturday was National Military Voter Readiness Day and I only thought it befitting to share this widget that makes it easy to request your absentee ballot.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a non-partisan organization that wants to” ensure that military and overseas American voters who want to vote are able to successfully exercise their right to cast a valid ballot from anywhere in the world, as easily as if they were at a U.S. polling place”.
In addition “The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) administers the federal responsibilities of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Its mission is to ensure that Uniformed Services personnel, their voting-age dependents, and overseas civilians who want to vote successfully exercise their right to vote, and that they are afforded an opportunity equal to that of the general population to vote and to have that vote counted”.
This is one of the main reasons I am posting this because it is more important now then ever to vote. Beyond the political scope our military fights for us to maintain these types of rights so why not make sure we are utilizing them.
With numerous failures in the absentee ballot process in 2008 due to late ballots being received the below widget is an attempt to help prevent those types of situations this time around.
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