Some States Shortchange Military Voters Overseas, Study Says

Publication: The Miami Herald

Author: Maria Tucker

01/07/2009 - Many states are giving military voters overseas too little time to cope with cumbersome mailing systems, according to a study that the Pew Center on the States released Tuesday.

Other states use faxed or e-mailed ballots, which deprive military voters of privacy, according to Pew, a nonprofit public interest group.

Pentagon officials said the U.S. Postal Service and the Military Postal Service Agency expedite voting materials and ballots, but a Pew researcher said that many local election offices don't know that the faster service is available.


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