Election Day is fast approaching and Americans are getting ready to cast their ballots for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, state and local elections throughout the U.S. Are you prepared to vote and take part in the democratic process?
If you are a member of the military, you and your qualified family members are eligible to vote by mail using an absentee ballot. That means that you can exercise your right to vote no matter where you are living – whether you have recently moved to a new installation or are deployed overseas.
Absentee ballots are counted the same way as ballots that are cast at polling sites. But if you want to begin the absentee voting process for the 2016 elections, you should get started right away.
Every vote counts. Make sure your voice is heard – here’s how:
For more information on how servicemembers can participate in this year’s election, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program. This Defense Department organization is dedicated to helping the military