States Work to Make Absentee Voting Easier

Publication: Military Times

Author: Karen Jowers


10/31/2007 - Two nonprofit projects — one helping military and overseas voters on a worldwide scale, and another limited to military and overseas voters who are residents of Okaloosa County, Fla. — are making strides that could change the landscape for absentee voters.

Okaloosa County officials plan to literally bring the voting booth to military and overseas voters in three overseas areas for the 2008 general election.

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Operation BRAVO has a partnership with Scytl Secure Electronic Voting S.A., a provider of secure remote voting technology with extensive experience in international projects.The U.S. Election Commission has found that about half of service members attempting to cast absentee ballots, particularly from abroad, are unable to do so, for a variety of reasons. A number of organizations are trying to solve the problems, said Michael Caudell-Feagan, project director of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Make Voting Work.

Read the full article States Work to Make Absentee Voting Easier on the Military Times Web site.

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