Don’t Delay: Register to Vote in the November Election

Don’t Delay: Register to Vote in the November Election
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Voter registration deadlines for the 2020 election are approaching sooner than you think.

MOAA is partnering with National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) to get the word out on registration so servicemembers and their families can focus on the mission at hand. MOAA will direct military voters to the resources available through the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). FVAP provides voting assistance for servicemembers and their families, and all U.S. citizens overseas.

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The MOAA Foundation is committed to connecting military families with the resources to make a difference in their communities and at large.  

“We are proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner again this year," said Amanda Centers, MOAA's vice president of development. "Due to the nature of their service, the military community faces additional obstacles when registering to vote. We aim to help alleviate confusion and perceived obstacles by providing information, reminders, and links to credible resources for servicemembers and their families to quickly and easily access what they need to successfully cast their ballot.”


You can fulfill your civic duty no matter where you are in the world; register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the same time by filling out the Federal Post Card Application. When completed, print out the form and mail it (the proper mailing address will be provided based on the information you submit) to receive your absentee ballot. FVAP officials suggest doing so by Aug. 1 to ensure you meet your state’s registration deadline and receive a ballot in time.

If you are planning to vote in person, you may find resources at Voter registration deadlines vary state to state and may change based on whether you’re voting in person or absentee; learn about local deadlines here, along with voter ID requirements here.

The 2020 election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition to voting for president and other federal offices, many state and local seats will be on ballots across the nation.

While MOAA remains a nonpartisan association, you may track military related issues and contact your legislators here. MOAA continues to fight to protect earned servicemember benefits through advocacy work and through the combined voice of 350,000 association members. To help strengthen our ranks, join now.


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Amber Monks
Amber Monks

Monks is MOAA's advertising and business manager. She started at MOAA in 2018 as a member service representative, with a focus on communications.