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Voting Program Announces Slogan Contest (corrected copy)

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 3, 1999 – Service members, family members and federal workers have until July 6 to enter a slogan contest to get out the vote in year 2000 elections.

Federal Voting Assistance Program officials are looking for the right words that will prompt voters to register and take part in the first federal elections of the new millennium. The winner and runners-up will receive certificates of recognition from Secretary of Defense William Cohen.

Slogans will be rated on originality and motivational value. The winning slogan will be featured in the voting program's 2000-2001 media campaign, which focuses on increasing voter awareness worldwide and encouraging citizen participation in the Democratic process.

Voter program officials also plan to use the winning slogan on their Web site at www.fvap.gov/, in their 2000-2001 Voting Assistance Guide, on motivational posters, audio- visual materials and other publications and manuals.

Contestants may enter as many times as they wish, but each entry must be submitted separately. Send entries by e-mail to vote@fvap.gov or fax them to (703) 588-0108 or DSN 425- 0108. No cover sheet is necessary. Mail entries to:

Federal Voting Assistance Program
Attn: Voting Slogan Contest
Washington Headquarters Services
1155 Defense
Washington DC 20301-1155

All submissions must include full name, service (if military), mailing address, daytime telephone number, fax number and e-mail address (if applicable). If submitting by mail or fax, type or print information on plain letter- sized paper.

Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman Romualdo V. Cabal won the 1997 contest with "Vote Today For a Better Tomorrow!" The 1993 and 1995 winners were "America's Most Wanted: Voters!" and "Your Vote Is the One that Matters!" respectively.

For more information, send e-mail to Matthew Knefel at vote@fvap.gov, or call 1-800-438-8683 toll-free in the United States, or commercial (703) 588-1584.

[From a Federal Voting Assistance Program news release.]

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