FVAP Information

Your Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) 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 to assist you throughout your career with the absentee voting process.

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA): 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): The FWAB can be used as a backup in case you have already registered and requested your absentee ballot to vote, 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).

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. The NVRF (or your state voter registration form) can then be used to notify your LEO of your address change. http://www.fvap.gov/military-voter/transition


Unit Voting Assistance Officer (UVAO)
UVAOs are available within each unit and offer absentee voting information and assistance to military members, their eligible family members and civilian personnel.

IVA Office
The IVA Office can help you fill in and mail your voting materials if you need the assistance. Please contact your Installation Voting Assistance Officers (IVAOs) at:

At the M&FRC, Bldg 960, Room 109, Comm: 940-676-4358 DSN: 736-4358

Email: 82TRW.Sheppard.VotingAssistance@us.af.mil

web page: www.sheppard.af.mil/Contact/Voter-Assistance-Program/


AFPC Voting Web Site
The Department of the Air Force (DAF) Voting Assistance Program (VAP) works to ensure Airmen, Guardians, eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world. https://www.afpc.af.mil/airman-and-family/voting/ 

Total Force Service Center (TFSC)
If you are deployed or unable to contact your IVA Office, 24-hour voting assistance is available from the 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.

*This information was gathered from www.fvap.gov*


SAFB Voting Office

Susan Raymond
(940) 676-4624


Military & Family Readiness Center
(940) 676-4358