Voting Assistance

Voting is more convenient and accessible for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) Service Members, their families, and overseas citizens than ever before!  Voter registration and absentee ballot applications can be completed online at the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) webpage  You can also get assistance here at JBER through your own Unit Voting Assistance Officer (UVAO), the Staff Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) office, and the Installation Voting Assistance Office (IVAO).

Ursa Minor Elementary, which is located on JBER-R, is the assigned polling place for voters who are registered at a JBER residence address. At this location, voters will sign the precinct register and their ballots will be counted on election night.

Orion Elementary, which is located on JBER-E, is an absentee voting site that will have District 18 ballots. Here, voters will complete an absentee-in-person envelope and their ballots will be reviewed and counted during the 15 days following Election Day.

Both locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

If you have questions, you can:

*            Go to the Alaska Division of Elections website:

*            Contact the Region II Office, Alaska Division of Elections at (907) 522-8683.

*            Contact the JBER Installation Voting Assistance Officer at (907) 552-8683.

Most states require completion of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process. The FPCA acts as both a registration and absentee ballot request form. Service members and their family members are encouraged to submit a new FCPA every January and/or each time they move. 

You can complete an FPCA today by accessing the online version at  Directions on how to complete and submit the FPCA are also on the webpage. 

If you prefer a hardcopy version or need additional information/assistance with completing your FPCA, contact your Commander’s Support Staff for the name of your UVAO or contact the IVAO at (907)-552-8683 or by email at

Information on upcoming Federal and State elections can also be found at or you can call FVAP at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-8683) or by email at

Additional voting information is also listed at the Air Force’s Personnel Center at

Voting PSAs

How to Vote Absentee When You're in the Military

FVAP - Voting Comes Easy - Checkboxes:

Federal Post Card Application:

FVAP - Voting Comes Easy - Opinions:

FVAP Voting Tips:

AFPC – Air Force Personnel Center