RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Warden Notice October 08, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 9th, 2008

WARDEN NOTICE

October 8, 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.

Vote NOW!

American citizens should vote now in the November 4, 2008 presidential

and general elections. If you registered to vote and requested an

absentee ballot by your state s deadline, you should receive your state

absentee ballot in October. Please return your marked ballot as soon

as possible to ensure that it arrives in time to be counted!

Forgot to register or request an absentee ballot?

Some states have late registration deadlines for overseas voters.

Check your

<http://www.fvap.gov/for-voting-assistance-officers/vote-guide/index.ht

mls tate s deadlines on the Federal Voting Assistance Program s

website at <http://www.fvap.gov/www.fvap.gov. If your state s

registration deadline has not passed, complete the Federal Post Card

Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request your ballot. The

FPCA is available at <http://www.fvap.gov/www.fvap.gov or from any

U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Ballot hasn t arrived?

If your ballot has not arrived by mid-October, we strongly encourage

you to use the

<http://www.fvap.gov/shortcuts/get-backup-fed-write-in-ballot/index.htm

lFe deral Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The FWAB serves as an

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

an official ballot from local election officials. The FWAB is

available at <http://www.fvap.gov/www.fvap.gov or from any U.S.

Embassy or Consulate.

Returning your ballot

Voted ballots, FPCAs and FWABs may be mailed to your local voting

officials in the United States through first-class international mail

or from any U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Last-minute voters should

consider using an express courier company to deliver their ballots.

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

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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