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DoD announces Absentee Voting Week for service members, families

In an effort to encourage timely voting among service members and their families this election year, the Department of Defense has designated the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 4 as Absentee Voting Week. Absentee Voting Week was established in 2002 with a goal to promote military and overseas voting awareness and encourage voters to request and receive absentee ballots from the Federal Voting Assistance Program website,

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This work, DoD announces Absentee Voting Week for service members, families [Image 2 of 3], by Cpl Jovane Holland, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.18.2012

Date Posted:09.18.2012 16:46

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