The Nellis Voting Assistance Office is located at the Military and Family Readiness Center. The office can assist with explanations and completion of your Federal Post Card Application, absentee voting registration and information, along with assistance in navigating and identifying information for voting offices and election dates and deadline information for your particular location. We provide information at all deployment associated briefings, remote tour briefings, along with in/out-processing and during the Transition Assistance Program.


The Air Force Voting Assistance Program provides Airmen, Guardians, their family members and all other voting age citizens with information and assistance on how to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee. These functions are accomplished through the use of two forms:

  • Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), allows you to request voter registration in your state of legal voting residence, request absentee ballots, and update your voter contact information.
  • Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), serves as a backup ballot if the requested absentee ballot is not received in time.

Installation Voting Assistance Officers (IVAOs) at the Military and Family Readiness Center also provide civilians with access to the IVA Office information and assistance on procedures for registering to vote and updating voter registration information (e.g., change of address). This is accomplished by completing the National Mail Voter Registration Form (NVRF).

In addition to IVAOs, each Air Force unit is required to appoint Unit Voting Assistance Officers (UVAOs) to provide unit personnel with voting information regarding their home state, election dates and absentee voting registration and procedures. 

To successfully vote absentee, UOCAVA citizens should:

  • Allow sufficient time to request, receive, and return absentee ballot
  • Notify your election office each time your mailing address changes
  • Know your state's absentee voting deadlines and procedures to ensure your ballot is properly executed and counted
  • Complete a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if you do not receive your state absentee ballot in time to return it to your election office by the state deadline


The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements to U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and United States citizens residing outside the country. 

The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) amended UOCAVA and other statutes by providing greater protections for Service Members, their eligible family members and other overseas citizens. Among other provisions, the MOVE Act requires Uniformed Services to establish voter assistance offices on military installations and outlines the responsibilities of the offices.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) was created by the Department of Defense to administer the responsibilities of UOCAVA and to integrate recommendations made in the MOVE Act into Department of Defense Instruction 1000.04, Federal Voting Assistance Program. 

Air Force Instruction 36-3107, Voting Assistance Program, establishes policy and assigns roles and responsibilities for the development and implementation of Air Force voting functions in accordance with public law and Department of Defense guidance. 


Military and Family Readiness Center
4311 Washington Blvd., Bldg. 312

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.



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