Voting Assistance Office serves
military, civilian personnel
|The Fort McCoy Voting Assistance Office in the
Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), building 2187, has resources
available to help members of the Fort McCoy community — military and
civilians — be prepared for the upcoming elections, said Lisa Perry, the
assistant Voting Assistance officer (VAO) for the DHR. Voters for all
local, state and federal elections must be at least 18 years old.
Available resources include the 2012-13 Voting Assistance Guide for
Uniformed Servicemembers, their Families and overseas citizens. The
office also has the Federal Post Card Application Voter Registration and
Absentee Ballot, Standard Form 76, and the Federal Write-In Absentee
Ballot Instructions, Standard Form 186. Various materials for the state
of Wisconsin voter eligibility are available at the office.
Voters who intend to cast absentee ballots should submit their requests
at least 90 days before the election day. Citizens do not have to submit
separate applications for each election. The length of time an
application is valid for varies by state, so absentee voters should
check with the state they plan to vote in for this information.
Most states require voters to be registered to cast absentee ballots.
Voters must follow any additional state laws to cast absentee ballots,
such as voter identification laws.
Servicemembers and their Family members in the Fort McCoy community who
have questions about their legal state voting residences can call the
Installation Legal Office, building 1644, at telephone 608-388-2165.
For more information about federal voting procedures, visit the website
For information about voting in Wisconsin, visit the website
For more information about voting issues, including absentee ballots, in
the Fort McCoy community contact Ronald Weiss, Fort McCoy VAO by
telephone, at 608-388-4851 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Perry at 608-388-4889 or