MOAA Military Family Initiative Launches Absentee Voting Guide Web Portal for Military Families

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The MOAA Military Family Initiative, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary of MOAA, announced today the launch of a new online absentee voting web portal designed to assist and simplify the process for military family voters to obtain an absentee ballot.

MOAA is proud to join this important collaborative effort to help ensure the voices of all military families are heard through the electoral process.

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Military Family Initiative (MFI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary of MOAA, announced today the launch of a new online absentee voting web portal designed to assist and simplify the process for military family voters to obtain an absentee ballot.

The “Absentee Voting Guide” is part of the MOAA “Military Voter Education Project” and was funded through a grant from the Democracy Fund.

By downloading the “Absentee Voting Guide,” military families away from home can quickly and easily find the address of their local board of elections and request an absentee ballot. Once they receive the absentee ballot, service members must complete the ballot and mail it back to their respective board of elections by the specific state-driven deadline to have their vote counted.

“MOAA is proud to join this important collaborative effort to help ensure the voices of all military families are heard through the electoral process,” said Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret), president and CEO of MOAA.

The project is a one-year, nonpartisan, MFI voter education campaign to inform currently serving military families about the valuable resources and information available that will enable them to cast informed absentee ballots in every local, state, and federal election.

“MOAA’s highly respected voice allows them to speak directly to military voters and help all military family members understand the absentee voting process and their voting rights as citizens,” said Stacey Scholl, program associate for the Elections Team at the Democracy Fund. She added, “The Democracy Fund is committed to ensuring service members and their families share in the freedom to vote – no matter where they are."

MOAA, the Democracy Fund and the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) collaborated on the initiative to streamline the often complicated process military families must navigate to obtain an absentee ballot.

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About the MOAA MFI:
MOAA MFI is a 501(c)(3) subsidiary of MOAA and supports transition programs and services benefiting uniformed service families of all ranks and all services. MOAA MFI embraces a holistic definition of “transition.” Far more than simply preparation for transition from uniformed service to civilian career success, MOAA MFI activities address related issues such as lifelong service member career development, lifelong military spouse career development, military family financial education, veterans’ and survivors’ disability claim information and referral, and legal assistance and financial education for caregivers of severely disabled veterans. Visit http://www.MOAA.org/foundation for more information or to donate.

About MOAA:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 390,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org.

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About Democracy Fund:
The Democracy Fund is bipartisan foundation that invests in organizations working to ensure the American political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Visit http://www.democracyfund.org to learn more.

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