OVF's mission is to facilitate and increase participation of American overseas voters and military voters and their dependents in federal elections by providing public access to innovative voter registration tools and services.

Integral to achieving our mission is making it easier for all Americans residing around the world, and all military and dependents residing outside their home jurisdiction, to be able to stay active in their home state's electoral process.

 OVF's key activities are:

  • Develop tools and services that simplify the overseas and military absentee voter registration process
  • License customized voter services applications to states and voting organizations
  • Provide support to voters through an ongoing communications program 
  • Research and surveys of U.S. citizens regarding the overseas and military voter registration and absentee ballot process