by Edward Wigim
Joint Base Charleston Installation Voting Assistance
9/5/2012 - JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The deadline for military members to request their absentee voting ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6, 2012, general elections is rapidly approaching. Generally, states and territories are required to mail ballots at least 45 days before an election. An absentee ballot is required when service members and their spouses live in a state other than that of their legal residence.
Joint Base Charleston members wanting to vote absentee must submit a Federal Post Card Application SF 76, request for registration or absentee ballot. The electronic form can be completed online at www.fvap.gov and mailed, faxed or emailed to their local election office. The process of applying for an absentee ballot only takes a few minutes.
If you have not received your ballot 30 days before the election, contact your local election official or a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot SF 186A may be submitted. The FWAB is a backup ballot and is available on-line from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Additional information may be obtained from your Unit Voting Assistance Officer listed below. All other units not listed may contact Edward Wigim at the Installation Voting Assistance Office at 963-6255 or by email email@example.com
Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Lt. Paul Chapman