Vote: It’s a freedom you defend Published Aug. 15, 2012 By Capt. Amanda Rust Installation Voting Assistance Officer ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE -- Did you know that there are only 88 days until Election Day Nov. 6? Do you have questions about requesting or submitting an absentee ballot? The Installation Voter Assistance Office is here to help. The office provides non-partisan voting guidance to military members, their voting-age dependents, and other voting-age citizens with base access. Here are some important dates to be aware of: Aug. 15: Recommended date to submit your Federal Post Card Application by in order to obtain a voting ballot on time. Sept. 27 to Oct. 4: Absentee Voters Week. Oct. 6: Recommended date for voters in Iraq, Afghanistan, ships at sea, and other locations without access to the military postal system to mail absentee ballots. Oct. 13: Recommended date for voters in overseas military installations to send voted ballots in to be counted. Oct. 29: Recommended date for stateside uniformed service members to mail absentee ballots. If you have any voting-related questions, contact your unit voting assistance officer or the IVAO at DSN 497-VOTE (8683); commercial 478-327-8683 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Robins voting page or www.fvap.gov.