By Kellly Cyrus, voting assistance officerSeptember 19, 2012
The polling place for Fort Wainwright residents is the Last Frontier Community Activity Center, 1044 Apple Street.
Fairbanks North Star Borough:
A Regular Municipal election is held annually in the Fairbanks North Star Borough on the first Tuesday in October. The next Regular Municipal Election is Oct. 2.
For more information visit the borough's websites: www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/elections/
General Election Information for the State of Alaska:
Election Day is Nov. 6.
State of Alaska Absentee Voting:
Recommended Mailing Dates for the November 2012 General Election -
-- Voters in Iraq, Afghanistan, ships at sea, and other overseas locations without access to the military postal system should send voted ballots by Oct. 6.
-- Voters in other overseas military installations should send voted ballots by Oct. 13.
-- Stateside Uniformed Service members and their Families should send voted ballots by October 29. If you do not receive your State absentee ballot by October 2, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. If you receive your state absentee ballot, vote and return it. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the state ballot will be counted.
The deadline for Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) was Aug. 15, to ensure that you receive your ballot in time to vote and return it to be counted.
Registering and Requesting Your Absentee Ballot:
The Federal Post Card Application, or FPCA, registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections after the date the application is submitted. Go to www.fvap.gov for more information or see the Voting Assistance Officer.
How and Where to Submit Your FPCA:
Alaska allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to:
Absentee Voting Office
619 E. Ship Creek Avenue, Suite 329
Anchorage, AK 99501-1677
--If you choose to email your FPCA, send your FPCA as a signed, scanned attachment to email@example.com.
--If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to (907) 677-9943. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at www.fvap.gov, and fax to: (703) 696-2148, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to (800) 368-8683. International toll-free fax numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at www.fvap.gov.
Haven't Received Your Ballot? Don't Wait Until It's Too Late. . .Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot!
Alaska allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, or FWAB, for registration and voting in primary, special, and general elections for Federal, State, and Judicial offices and ballot propositions. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote anytime before an election. See your unit voting assistance officer to obtain the FWAB or go to tp://www.fvap.gov/reference/forms.html.
How and Where to Submit Your FWAB:
--If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form, ballot request, and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office no later than 30 days before the election.
--If using the FWAB simultaneously as a ballot request and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election official not later than 10 days before Election Day.
--If using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the
local election office by the ballot return deadline. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted
--FWAB, you may also vote and return the regular ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the regular ballot will be counted.
--Alaska allows you to submit the FWAB by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to:
Absentee Voting Office
619 East Ship Creek Avenue, Suite 329
Anchorage, AK 99501-1677
The Alaska Absentee Voting Office mails absentee ballots beginning 45 days before the election.
--You may submit the FWAB by fax only if you requested on your application to have your ballot faxed to you.
--If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax it directly to (907) 677-9943. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB and signed transmittal sheet toll-free. Fax to: (703)693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands toll-free to (800) 368-8683. International toll-free fax numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at www.fvap.gov
For more information call Kellly Cyrus, voting assistance officer at 353-7624.