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Federal Voting Assistance Program


Release Date: 1/20/2007

January 11, 2007

Submit Your Entries for the 2007 Voting Slogan Contest Today!

The 2008 primary and general elections promise to be very exciting, and
we need a slogan to inspire interest and participation. The Voting
Slogan Contest is a biennial contest sponsored by the Federal Voting
Assistance Program (FVAP) in its efforts to promote interest in
elections among citizens covered under the Uniformed and Overseas
Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) -- members of the Uniformed
Services, the Merchant Marine, their families, and all U.S. citizens
residing outside the United States.

It is very easy to participate. Just create a simple slogan (or slogans)
that expresses in your own words the importance of voting or something
that may inspire someone to vote, and submit it to the FVAP.

Upon completion of the contest (April 9, 2007), a panel of independent
judges will review slogan submissions and choose the winning slogan on
its originality and motivational value. This winning slogan will be
featured in the FVAP's 2008 information campaign which focuses on
increasing voter awareness among U.S. citizens worldwide and encouraging
them to participate. In addition, slogans will be posted on the FVAP
Website at www.fvap.gov in the 2008-2009 Voting Assistance Guide, on
motivational posters, audiovisual materials and in other FVAP
publications and manuals.

The contest winner and runners-up will not only feel the satisfaction of
knowing that their slogan is helping improve voter awareness, but they
will also be given a certificate of recognition for their contribution
to this important endeavor.

There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit, but
all slogans must be submitted separately (only one slogan per entry).
The deadline for submission is April 9, 2007.

All submissions must include your full name, (Service, if military),
mailing address, daytime telephone number, fax number and email address
so that we may contact you upon winning.

Send entries via one of the following methods:

Email:
slogan@fvap.ncr.gov. Text only, one slogan per email with contact
information on each email. Enter "Voting Slogan Contest" on Subject
line. Due to security concerns, email messages with attachments are
subject to deletion.

Fax:
(703) 696-1352 or DSN 426-1352. Visit the FVAP Website for toll-free fax
numbers from 51 countries. Submit separate page for each slogan with
contact information on each page. No cover sheet is necessary.

Mail:
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Department of Defense
Attn.: Voting Slogan Contest
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington DC 20301-1155
If submitting by mail, please type or print (legibly) on regular 8 1/2 x
11 inch paper one slogan per page with contact information on each page.

Please join the FVAP in helping to inspire others to vote by submitting
your entry today. You could be one of this year's winners!

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