Attn: Ohioans

or is it Ohio-ites? Or maybe Ohiozoans? Whatever it is you Buckeyes call yourselves, here’s something for you.

If you vote in Ohio and you are concerned about military issues, this is a great resource. And I’m in a rush this morning so I’m copying it straight from the press release:


Ohio Keeps Military Voters Informed with New Website


October 5, 2011 – Arlington, Va. – This info is too good not to share. Ohio is doing great things for our military members and their families.  They recently launched and the Military Ready-to-Vote program to help make voting while on Active Duty as straightforward and hassle free as possible. Through email reminders and social media, they’ll keep you up-to-date on important deadlines and other relevant information. And don’t forget you can still stay informed by reading your FVAP emails

– but also be sure to “like” us Facebook at and follow @FVAP on Twitter.


Elections Information for the November 8, 2011 General Election Register & Request Your Absentee Ballot


If you are an Active Duty or overseas voter and you have not yet done so, please follow this link and fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print it and mail it back. Note you also can use FVAP’s online wizard at By filling out the FPCA you are both registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot for the upcoming November election. This form also serves to update your voting address if it has changed since you last voted.


If you have already filled out and submitted your FPCA or requested your absentee ballot, you should be receiving your ballot in the coming days.  If you have any questions, please visit the “questions and answers” section at or contact Ohio Secretary of State’s military liaison at or (877) SOS-OHIO (767-6446) ext. 4.


Ballot Tracking


When you receive your absentee ballot, please make note of the special tracking number which will allow you to follow the status of your ballot and verify that your county board of elections has received it once you have completed, signed and returned it.


Statewide Ballot Issues Information


In addition to voting on a number of local candidates and issues specific to your county, there are three statewide ballot issues on which all Ohio voters will have the opportunity to weigh in this November 8, 2011. You can read more about State Issues 1, 2 and 3 here.

For more information about the local candidates and local issues that will be on your ballot, contact your local board of elections.


Thank you once again for your interest in If you have tips or suggestions on how to make our updates more effective or would like to share ideas on what else we can do to be helpful, please contact the Ohio Secretary of State’s military liaison at or (877) SOS-OHIO (767-6446) ext. 4.




If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or need help with the absentee voting process please go to or contact the FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE) or email the program at And don’t forget to “like” us Facebook at and follow @FVAP on Twitter.