Voting Assistance

Voting Assistance

DSN 742-2701
Commercial: (662) 434-2701
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: vote.columbus@us.af.mil

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


VOTING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
FOR PCSing, SEPARATING/RETIRING, AND DEPLOYING PERSONNEL

Your Installation Voter Assistance Office is here to help you exercise the very right you protect—your right to vote! We can help you register to vote, request an absentee ballot and notify your local election officials back home of a change of address. The information below is provided for you as you get ready to transition and are thinking of what you must do before and after you make that change in assignment, deploy or separate/retire. 

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), SF-76: The FPCA can be used to register to vote while simultaneously requesting an absentee ballot. It can also be used to submit a change of address to your local election officials. You can now go online to https://www.fvap.gov/fpca-privacy-notice and use the FPCA Wizard that will help you register, request your absentee ballot and/or change your address while providing you with all of your state-specific information and requirements to vote!

 Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), SF-186: The FWAB can be used as a backup in case you have already registered to vote or sent in an FPCA to both register and request your absentee ballot, but you have not yet received your absentee ballot from your State. Like the FPCA, you can go online to fill in the FWAB at https://www.fvap.gov/fwab-privacy-notice and use the FWAB Wizard that will help you to vote in Federal elections, even filling in your candidate choices based on your State of residence!

Both the FPCA and FWAB Wizards will provide you with a filled in form. All you have to do is print, sign and date it, and return it to your election official via the directions provided (some States allow you to fax, and/or e-mail your signed form if you “PDF” and scan it to your computer).

National Mail Voter Registration Form (NVRF): If you are separating/retiring, you’ll need to advise your local election official (LEO) that you will no longer be considered a military voter covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voters Act. The NVRF (or your state voter registration form) can then be used to notify your LEO of your address change. Available online at: http://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/transition or get a hard copy from the IVA Office. Fill out and the IVA will submit it for you.

 Resources:

Installation Voting Assistance (IVA) Office —The IVA Office located in the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg 1114, can help you fill in and mail your voting materials if you need the assistance. Please contact your Voting Assistance Officers (VAOs) at: DSN 742-2701/2790, Commercial (662) 434-2701/2790, E-mail vote.columbus@us.af.mil .

 Air Force Total Force Service Center (TFSC)–In the event you are unable to contact your IVA Office, 24-hour voting assistance is available from the AF TFSC at: DSN 665-0102, Commercial 210-565-0102 or Toll Free 1-800-525-0102.

 Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)–You may access many voting-related questions and answers on the FVAP website at http://www.fvap.gov.