A first step in completing the voting process is visiting the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website at www.fvap.gov. Here, service members can click on their state or territory to get detailed information about registration guidelines and local elections. Those wishing to vote absentee should complete an electronic Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) early in 2015. The FPCA is a registration form, a request for a ballot, and the preferred way to update your address. Filling out and returning the FPCA updates local election officials on a member's absentee status, and it is especially important if service members and spouses have changed duty stations. For more information, contact your voting assistance officer.
To keep up with legislation that affects the military and veterans, visit the Military.com Legislative Center.