Don't miss the vote!

(Courtesy photo)

(Courtesy photo)


The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act was enacted in 1986, to allow U.S. citizens to apply, register and vote as an absentee in elections for Federal office. This allows members of the armed forces and their dependents who are absent from their voting jurisdiction to register and vote.

June 27 to July 5 is the time to take advantage of this act, if military members or dependents are eligible to register and vote.

If individuals are in need of assistance in taking advantage of the act, the Installation Voting Assistance Office at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Tom Green County Election Office and Legal Assistance will be available to answer questions on voting and legal residence at the Exchange food court, June 27 to 29 from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Any needed materials will be available.

For assistance, call 325-654-5100, Tuesday 12:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., or email

For state specific information, election calendar and registration material visit

Through the Federal Voting Assistance Program over 6 million potential voters worldwide are covered under the UOCAVA.