Washington, DC - Beginning January 1, 2018, the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) will provide an email-to-fax conversion service for voters who have difficulty sending election materials to States that do not accept emailed documents.
Voters in States that allow for email submission of registration requests, and return of voted ballots, should send those materials directly to their election officials. In the past, FVAP has forwarded email-to-email transmissions, but, when direct communication is possible, there is no benefit or purpose for FVAP to be included in a transaction between the voter and election office.
Beginning January 1, 2018 the following changes will go into effect:
- Voters whose States accept materials by email or regular mail will be instructed to send those materials directly to their election officials;
- Voters faxing materials will be encouraged to send the fax directly to their election office whenever possible.