Oct. 16, 2023
Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Voting Assistance Programs for Calendar Year 2023 (Project No. D2024-DEV0PA-0001.000)
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify you that we plan to begin the subject evaluation in October 2023. The objective of this evaluation is to report on the effectiveness of the Services’ voting assistance programs, based on 2023 annual reviews by the respective Service Inspectors General, in accordance with section 1566, title 10, United States Code. We will also report on the DoD Components’ compliance with DoD policy on outreach to voters covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Specifically, we will focus on access to absentee voter registration for voters covered by the UOCAVA, and the DoD’s handling of those absentee ballots. We will report on compliance with DoD Instruction 1000.04, “Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP),” November 12, 2019; DoD Directive 5101.11E, “DoD Executive Agent for the Military Postal Service (MPS) and Official Mail Program (OMP),” March 18, 2021; and DoD Instruction 4525.09, “Military Postal Service,” July 10, 2018 (Incorporating Change 2, May 24, 2022).