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Time is running out for absentee ballot turn in

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Voting is regarded by many as a sacred right that Americans, over the age of 18 and without a felony, should exercise whenever the chance arises. Well for the entire United States that chance has presented itself. 

On Nov. 4 the country will flock to voting booths to vote for a new President of the United States. However, Airmen who are stationed away from their home of record are able to vote early through an absentee ballot.

Airmen need to take advantage of the absentee ballot to make sure that their vote counts.

"Now is the time to complete and mail your absentee ballot so that it will be received by local election officials in time for the November general election," said Lt. Col. Shannon Klug, 30th Space Wing voting assistance officer.

The absentee ballot allows Airmen to not only vote on issues that affect national politics, but also issues in their home state and town that they might have to face when they separate and move back. However if an Airman didn't receive a ballot, but would still like to vote in the national election, they may acquire a write-in ballot, Colonel Klug said.

"If you have not received an absentee ballot from your state, you should submit a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, standard Form 186," Colonel Klug said. "See your Unit Voting Assistance Officer to obtain a FWAB or go to www.fvap.gov to download a FWAB."
More information on how to vote is available at http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/ Featured link: Voting Assistance.