The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a program within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that helps military service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens register to vote and request an absentee ballot for federal elections.
The program's mission is to ensure that all eligible U.S. citizens have the opportunity to vote and have their vote counted, regardless of where they are located. It provide resources and assistance to help service members and overseas citizens understand the voting process and how to participate in elections. It also provides materials, such as the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which can be used to register to vote and request an absentee ballot.
FVAP also work closely with the states to help ensure that service members and overseas citizens can participate in state and local elections as well. The program provides assistance to states to ensure that their voting procedures are compliant with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
FVAP also provide online resources such as the Voting Assistance Guide and Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application.