Voting Assistance - Joint Base Lewis McChord

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Installation Listings

Installation Listing Category

Geographical Address

City
Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
Bldg. 1010 Liggett Ave. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433

Contact Info

COMM
+1 253-967-0146 | +1 253-967-0158 | +1 253-477-0182
Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Voting Assistance for Military Voters

This is an important year for elections. Are you registered to vote? Check www.fvap.gov for guidance on each state, how to register to vote, and receive your absentee ballot. Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members stationed outside their voting jurisdiction (CONUS or OCONUS) can find information on how to exercise their right to vote.
FVAP aims to make the absentee voting experience as easy as possible with straightforward online assistants and answers to frequently asked questions.
The JBLM Voting Assistance Office is located at the Waller Hall In processing Center, 2140 Liggett Ave. The office has personnel and resources available to assist you when applying to register to vote and voting absentee.
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Military Voter

Absentee Voting Overview

FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all States and will extend your eligibility to receive a ballot for all federal elections for at least one calendar year. The FPCA acts as both a registration and absentee ballot request form. We encourage our military voters to submit a new FPCA every year and when they move.

Service Voting Information

Each Service provides extensive voting assistance starting at the unit level. Assistance with any portion of the absentee voting process can be obtained by contacting your Installation Voter Assistance Office. Service-specific voting information can be found on the websites listed below or by contacting your Service Voting Action Officer.

Eligible Family Members

Military spouses and eligible family members may be covered under the same law that protects military members' absentee voting rights. This means if a military spouse or family member lives outside their voting jurisdiction, they can vote absentee in all federal elections. Whether changing states or moving to another country, we provide resources to help you send your vote home.

What is a Voting Residence?

Click here to see what your voting residence is.

Your voting residence is within your state of legal residence or domicile. It is the address that you consider your permanent home and where you had a physical presence. Your state of legal residence is used for state income tax purposes, determines eligibility to vote for federal and state elections, and qualifications for in-state tuition rates.

FVAP also offers information on Transition AssistanceAdditional Information, and Resources for Service members.

 

About FVAP

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world.

The Director of FVAP administers the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. UOCAVA, as amended by the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, requires states to transmit requested absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters no later than 45 days before a federal election. Those citizens protected by UOCAVA include:

  • Members of the Uniformed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps)
  • Members of the Merchant Marines
  • Eligible family members of the above
  • U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.

FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice, election officials from 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

To see FVAP's overall mission, vision, and goals for the next several years you can check out the Strategic Plan.

 

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