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Special Report: Don't Miss The Vote

Don't Miss The Vote

Updated July 2013

Election day, Nov. 5, 2013, is fast approaching. Registering to vote and getting your absentee ballot is simple and it's fast. Read more about voting assistance below, then use the "Be Absent But Accounted For" widget, or visit, to register and get your absentee ballot.

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Official Highlights Assistance for Absentee Voters

The Federal Voting Assistance Program exists to help military and overseas citizen voters overcome unique obstacles they may face, the program's acting director told the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Story

New York Voters Get Absentee
Ballot Deadline Extension

Registered military and overseas voters in New York will have additional time to submit a request for an absentee ballot. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the State Board of Elections has extended the deadline for receiving ballot requests by mail or by fax to today, Nov. 2. Story

Chairman, Enlisted Advisor
Urge Service Members to Vote

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his senior enlisted advisor, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, have joined forces to urge service members to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. Story

Time Remains for Absentee Voting,
Official Says

Absentee Voting Week is a reminder that it's still possible for eligible U.S. voters overseas to register and to vote, said Pamela S. Mitchell, the acting director of the defense department's Federal Voting Assistance Program. Story

Program Empowers Absentee,
Overseas Citizen Voters

As Election Day nears, the Federal Voting Assistance Program has taken a global, innovative and user-friendly approach, including measures mandated by Congress to assist voters, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. Story

U.S. Citizens Overseas Urged to Vote

With the 2012 national election less than 60 days away, Air Force officials are encouraging service members and U.S. citizens stationed overseas to request their absentee ballots. Story

DOD Opens Absentee Voting Week
For Service Members, Families

In the last election cycle, only 63 percent of military ballots were returned to their local election officials on time, according to a study conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Story

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