Elections: DOD Can Strengthen Evaluation of Its Absentee Voting Assistance Program
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act UOCAVA, citizens covered are permitted to register and vote absentee. The Secretary of Defense has the primary responsibility for federal UOCAVA functions, and the Department of Defenses DOD Federal Voting Assistance Program FVAP facilitates absentee voters participation in federal elections. Since 2001, the DOD Office of Inspector General and GAO have reviewed FVAPs efforts and recommended improvements to its procedures and the direction FVAP provides to the services. In response to a congressional request, this report evaluates how FVAP 1 addresses its mission and evaluates efforts to conduct it, 2 aligns budget priorities with strategic goals, and 3 implemented DOD Office of Inspector General and GAO recommendations made from 2001 through 2009. GAO analyzed FVAPs performance measures, relevant DOD directives, FVAPs strategic plans, budgets, and past audit reports. Also, GAO interviewed agency officials.
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