RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

WARDEN NOTICE September 8, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 9th, 2008

 

 

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING

INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO

AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE

TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.

Register to Vote NOW!

American citizens should register to vote now for the November 4, 2008

presidential and general elections. Many states close voter

registration 30 days before the general election. Don t forget the

time it takes for voting forms to reach the U.S. by mail.

Voters who have not yet registered to vote and requested an absentee

ballot should complete a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) on the

Federal Voting Assistance Program s website at

<http://www.fvap.gov/www.fvap.gov. You may also pick up a hard copy

of the FPCA from any U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

You should also complete a new Federal Postcard Application if you have

moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.

FPCAs may be mailed to your local voting officials in the U.S. through

the regular international mail or from any U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Some states also accept FPCAs by fax or e-mail.

Voting

Your local voting officials should mail your absentee ballot 30 to 45

days before the November 4 general election to your overseas address.

Return your voted ballot as early as possible. Be aware of your state

s ballot receipt deadline, as well as any postmarking requirements.

Emergency Ballots

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) serves as an emergency

ballot for voters who registered in time but fail to receive an

official ballot from local election officials. You can access the FWAB

using <http://www.fvap.gov/www.fvap.gov as well.

Questions?

The Voting Assistance Officer at American Citizen Services, U.S.

Embassy, Manila is also available to answer questions about absentee

voting. To contact the Voting Assistance Officer, send an e-mail to

VoteManila@state.gov.

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