01/06/2009 - Antiquated voting systems in 16 states and the District of Columbia are disenfranchising military personnel stationed overseas by giving them no time to request and submit absentee ballots, according to a report released today by the Pew Center on the States.
The study, billed as the first analysis of voting systems for troops posted overseas, examined how states let troops abroad request and submit absentee ballots, how long states take on average to process requests, and how long that correspondence spends in the military mail and U.S. Postal Service. The conclusion: Many states are not using e-mail and fax to speed up the process.
Read the full article Report: Slow Mail Blocks Many Military Voters on the National Journal's Web site.