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NEWS | Sept. 21, 2018

Get in the voting game – your vote counts

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Football season is in full swing and being a fan of any sport is exciting, especially when you allow yourself to get involved in the game. 


The same goes for this absentee voting season, as all uniformed service members and their eligible family members can get in the game as one of our country’s biggest fans.


Absentee Voting week is Oct. 1-8.  Here’s a three-step process/timeline of the absentee voting process:

·         Step 1:  Register and request an absentee ballot from your state election office (January of each year).

·         Step 2:  Receive your absentee ballot from your state election office (30-45 calendar days before the election).

·         Step 3:  Return your state ballot to your state election office as soon as possible. If you do not receive your state absentee ballot use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, or FWAB. 


According to the U.S. voting laws, every vote is counted. For assistance, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program at or contact the Military & Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at 210-671-3723, at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at 210-221-2705 or at JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-5321. 


Every vote matters, so get in the voting game.