Congress Passes Bill to Ease Military Voting Snags

Publication: Associated Press

Author: Ann Sanner


10/22/2009 - U.S. troops and other American voters overseas will get more time to send in their ballots and more electronic access to voting forms under legislation Congress passed Thursday.

The bill, called the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, aims to remove some of the hurdles that have caused thousands of overseas ballots to be lost or uncounted in past elections.

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The Pew Center on the States, a division of the Pew Charitable Trusts, in January issued a report concluding that 25 states and the District of Columbia do not provide adequate time for overseas troops to vote and have their ballots count.

View the full article Congress Passes Bill to Ease Military Voting Snags on the Associated Press' site.

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