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Get your voting and election information all in one place.. Your Voter Account moves with you, stays with you and informs you. It is your personal democracy app.

 

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Announcing our 2014 Post-Election Survey results in a new online format!

2014 election survey

 

This new interactive and intuitive design allows users to compare Overseas Vote Foundation Post–Election Survey data across states. Past Post-Election Survey data will be added in the days ahead to facilitate comparison from one Post-Election Survey to another.

See Intro to the Survey at Summit 2015

View Survey Results

ENGAGE - EMPOWER - PROTECT THE AMERICAN VOTER

Mark Your Calendar for February 5-6, 2015!

Join the U.S. and Overseas Vote Foundation, FairVote, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for the Ninth Annual Voting and Elections Summit where we will examine the profound and persistent issues surrounding U.S. voter participation, engagement in our democracy, and what we can do about it.  [See Summit 2015 As It Happened]  [See Conference Agenda]  [See Workshop Agenda]

The 2014 midterm election had the lowest turnout since 1942, with more than 144 million eligible voters not casting a vote. With the 2016 presidential election approaching and national, state and local legislatures able to pass laws that may impact voter participation, join us for a two-day conference combining high-profile speakers and hands-on workshops to discuss ways to increase voter participation, voter confidence and equitable representation in our elections. Read More...
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Can I Vote Absentee?

 

Are you wondering: "Can I Vote Absentee?"

Instantly access the answer in one click from U.S. Vote Foundation!

Your voice matters - your vote counts. Don't let the fact that you might not be able to get to the polls stop you from voting. Make it easy with absentee voting! Get your ballot sent to your mailbox and access the convenience of 'vote-by-mail' starting today.

Use the CIVA widget to answer to the question – Can I Vote Absentee? and then access your state's absentee ballot request form. Try it now with the live widget on this page - select your state and you're on your way!

Embed the widget in your own site, post a link to the widget on your social media pages, or read more: www.usvotefoundation.org/can-i-vote-absentee

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Voting Demonstration Project Repealed

Congress has repealed the federal mandate for an Internet voting demonstration project.

Since 2002’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), there has been a provision pending completion that called for an Internet voting “demonstration project” to be conducted by the Department of Defense. In 2004, a system was proffered that the Defense Department commissioned, known as the SERVE project. Ultimately, the Defense Department decided against moving forward with SERVE.

Take the 2014 Post-Election Voter Survey

Your Voting Experience Matters!

Whether you were able to vote or not in the November 4 Midterm Election, we want to hear from you.

Tell us what happened when you voted – whether early, in-person, or absentee – and help us take action to improve the voting process. You deserve to have your voice and experiences taken into consideration and included!

Please invest in your voting future by responding to this important survey being conducted by U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote Foundation.

Vote Today and Cherish the Right

Happy Election Day! When you cast your vote today, be mindful of this treasured American right that you are exercising. Still, in twenty-first century America, there are millions of citizens who are denied the right to vote, either via complicit or implicit ways. Students, the elderly, the disabled, and minorities comprise just some of the groups who have had their voting rights systematically taken away in recent years.

Many would-be voters are kept away from the ballot box due to voter identification restrictions that, some say, disproportionately impact students, the elderly, the poor, and minorities. Our friend, Barbara Arnwine, sheds light on the issue here.

Close Races and the Power of One Vote

Recently, U.S. Vote Foundation President and CEO Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat spoke with NPR's "All Things Considered" about the upcoming midterm elections. Susan also took the time on this Election Day Eve to share with us her thoughts on the midterms, civics education, the importance of the American expat community, and more.

This midterm election is featuring close races for governor, for House seats, and, in particular, for Senate seats. The Senate seats, with their six-year terms, are highly valuable legislative positions. Six to eight of these – Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana – are tied or within the statistical margin of error. It seems as if predications are swinging from one side to the other almost daily.

Importance of Mobilizing Young Voters

Rock The Vote recently launched a campaign aimed at inspiring young Americans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Called #TurnOutForWhat, the campaign is enlisting musicians and celebrities to show that voting is vital even when the White House is not at stake. Joining the cause in a video are Lil’ Wayne, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, Sophia Bush, Ireland Baldwin, and Fred Armisen, among others.

According to Rock The Vote, that there are approximately 86 million American Millennials in the U.S. The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University defines Millennials as those aged between 18 and 29 years old, born between 1985 and 1996. This age cohort is reportedly far less politically engaged than its older predecessors of the General X and Baby Boomer generations.

Press Releases

2014 Post Election Survey Results Released - New Interactive Online Format

Highlights Reveal Ongoing Challenges in Overseas Voting

WASHINGTON D.C. – February 5, 2015 – Overseas Vote Foundation and U.S. Vote Foundation have released their 2014 Post-Election Survey results in a new online format. This interactive presentation allows users to compare Overseas Vote Foundation Post–Election Survey data across states.

[See the 2014 Post Election Survey Results]

U.S. Vote Foundation and FactCheck.org Collaborate to Provide Voters with Nonpartisan Political News

Flagship “My Voter Account” Application Offers Voters News from Award-Winning Fact-Checking Site

OCTOBER 9, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and the nonpartisan site FactCheck.org have developed an alliance through which FactCheck.org will provide relevant, timely and accurate political information to voters who create an individual “My Voter Account” on the US Vote website. [View Video]

The project, supported by the Democracy Fund, was created to make it easy for voters to find unbiased, fact-checked news from within their private Voter Accounts. Voters can sort the news by topic, location or time frame. Once logged into their personal Voter Accounts, readers can access valuable information that may affect their voting choices.

Advocates Announce New "Can-I-Vote-Absentee" Widget

U.S. and Overseas Vote Foundation, Verified Voting, Rock the Vote and Common Cause unveil online tool to help military, overseas, college and others securely vote absentee

October 1, 2014 - Washington, DC— Although there’s more than a month until Election Day, for a large and growing population in the United States, early and absentee voting has already begun. Today, voting advocates, including Verified Voting, the U.S. and Overseas Vote Foundation, Rock the Vote and Common Cause launched a new online tool designed to help overseas, military, college and other potential absentee voters to secure, fill out, and mail back their ballots for the November mid-term election.

“Absentee voting in midterm elections is on the rise, which shouldn’t be surprising: Americans lead busy, complex lives,” said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of the U.S. and Overseas Vote Foundation and creator of the “Can I Vote Absentee?” widget. “Millions of voters, including overseas and military voters, working parents, professionals who travel or can’t leave work, students, the disabled and the elderly need alternatives to the traditional method of going to a polling place to cast a ballot. Our new online widget can help voting organizations get the word out.”

U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote Foundation Launch Election Official Directory Application Programming Interface

New API to Support Election Services Developers with Comprehensive Address and Contact Data for Every Local Election Jurisdiction

WASHINGTON, D.C – July 24, 2014 - U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) today announced the Election Official Directory Application Programming Interface (EOD API), which allows any voter or election services organization to utilize the data in this comprehensive election jurisdiction database in their own application or on their own website.

The Election Official Directory (EOD) is a highly successful and proven directory application that OVF / US Vote pioneered ten years ago to facilitate overseas and military voter registration and absentee ballot request processing, which is carried out at the local election office level.

iVoteIsrael Debuts New Suite of Overseas Voter Services

Americans in Israel Initiate Aggressive Outreach Program to Register Voters for 2014 Midterm Congressional Elections

JULY 3, 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C. - iVoteIsrael is investing in the latest cutting edge voter services technology in order to assist American voters in Israel to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming midterm congressional elections.

“The connection that voting creates between American citizens in Israel and their native country is unparalleled. As we celebrate America's Independence Day in Israel, there is no greater right we as Americans in Israel cherish than the right to vote,” stated Matt Solomon, National Director, iVoteIsrael.

“Given the razor thin margins that have decided the victor in numerous elections, we believe that iVoteIsrael’s outreach to Americans in Israel can impact the outcome in certain midterm election contests,” continued Solomon.

U.S. Vote Foundation Gains Major New Services

Website is First to Offer All Services to All Voters: U.S. Domestic, Overseas Citizens and Military Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2014 - U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) will debut a dramatically upgraded www.usvotefoundation.org website today at their Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014. The site brings together the extensive resources of U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) for voters of all types. The newly designed home page brings forward the voter-centric attitude of the new site.

“US Vote is the first public voter service organization with one destination that provides state-specific applications for all types of voters across all states, including U.S. domestic, voters abroad and military voters,” said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of US Vote and OVF.

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