Press Releases

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.

Volunteer for the Voter Help Desk!

US Vote Foundation is seeking qualified volunteers to help staff our Voter Help Desk. Ideal candidates will have an interest in helping absentee and military voters participate in federal elections.

If you have a strong interest in voting and elections coupled with skills in technical and creative writing and customer support/service, you will excel in this role and gain invaluable experience. Candidates with experience studying or practicing political science, law, civics, and government are particularly well-suited.

U.S. Vote Foundation Gains Major New Services Website is First to Offer All Services to All Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2014 - U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) will debut a dramatically upgraded 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.

Voting and Elections Summit 2014 Kicks Off High-Stakes Midterm Election Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 30, 2014 – A blockbuster line-up of high-profile speakers, including Representative John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) as the afternoon keynote speaker, is set to greet a packed audience at the U.S. and Overseas Vote Foundation’s Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014, co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on January 30th at George Washington University’s (GWU) Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014


Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) and U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) are committed to developing a network of organizations, agencies, and concerned citizens who care and attend to the issues involved with the advancement of overseas, military and domestic voting processes. 

Save the date! The Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014 will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Relations Building at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Introducing the First Online Absentee Ballot System
 for Every State

U.S. Vote Foundation Debuts New Online Tool Customized for All 50 States

SAN ANTONIO, TX –JUNE 8, 2012– With a focus on civic engagement, the U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) proudly announced the debut of its online absentee ballot registration tool at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ 2012 American Democracy Project and the Democracy Commitment National Meeting.