IVAO to host registration drive during Absentee Voters Week
From Installation Voting Assistance Office, Directorate of Human Resources, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii October 1, 2015
Voting is our right, our privilege and our obligation to this great nation.
Let your voice be heard. Register and vote!
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Installation Voting Assistance Office will host a voter registration drive in the lobby of the main Post Exchange, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Some citizens, such as people serving in the military who are away from their permanent home on Election Day, their families or U.S. citizens who are living abroad, have special voting rights and ways to register to vote.
These people have the choice of either requesting a mail-in absentee ballot, the same way as other registered voters, or they can apply to register and/or vote through special programs for military and overseas voters, as described below.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) is a federal law that requires states to allow certain voters who are absent from their county of residence to have special rights that provide an expedited means for them to register and vote by mail-in absentee ballot.
Citizens covered by UOCAVA include the following:
- A member of the active or reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States who is on active duty.
- A member of the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, or the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.
- A member of the National Guard or state militia unit who is on activated status.
- A spouse or dependent of a uniformed services member, as listed above.
- U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.
We are encouraging all garrison community members who haven’t registered to come for registration assistance.
Visit the IVAO at 673 Ayres Ave, Bldg 750, Room 116, Soldiers Support Center, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-5546.
Get more details at https://www.fvap.gov/portal/.