new absentee voter online tool


(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

July 23, 2008 REDESIGNED WEBSITE AND AUTOMATED VOTER REGISTRATION/BALLOT DELIVERY TOOL

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) would like to announce our updated website, featuring an automated Voter Registration/Ballot Delivery tool. These two improvements will provide voters with greater access to timely and accurate absentee voting information and an electronic alternative to the by-mail process, designed to expedite the absentee voting process and facilitate communication between local election offices and voters.

We encourage voters to use our new tool, now available on our website, to complete the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form using only the specific information they need for their state. Voters from participating states and jurisdictions may also elect to use the feature to send a completed, signed, and scanned Registration and Ballot Request Form to their local election office and receive their blank ballot online via a secure server. The tool uses a multi-layer approach to security which ensures that the voter's personal information is not viewed by anyone except the intended recipient. These advancements will provide military and overseas voters an easier way to register and request absentee ballots, as well as another alternative to the by-mail process of absentee voting, without sacrificing the security of the voter's identity.

FVAP also launched a comprehensively redesigned website, based on user feedback and focus group studies. The user-friendly site has state-specific instructions for voting absentee, assisting all military and overseas citizen voters. There are also updated sections of the site dedicated to information for Voting Assistance Officers and election officials. We hope you find it informative and easy to use.


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We hope this information is useful to you. If we may provide further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
American Citizen Services Unit
U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

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