The Rules About Political Activity

There are limits as to what members of the military can and cannot do as part of the political process. Soldiers should consult AR 600-20 and DODDIR 1344.10 for guidance. Civilians should refer to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel website for more information. To view an easily understandable list of what is OK to do and what is not OK, visit the U.S. Army's Know the Facts--Election 2012 website. If you have a question about absentee ballots, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at

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