States Move to Allow Overseas and Military Voters to Cast Ballots by Internet

Publication: The New York Times

Author: Ian Urbina


05/09/2010 - Nearly three million overseas and military voters from at least 33 states will be permitted to cast ballots over the Internet in November using e-mail or fax, in part because of new regulations proposed last month by the federal agency that oversees voting.

The move comes as state and federal election officials are trying to find faster ways to handle the ballots of these voters, which often go uncounted in elections because of distance and unreliable mail service.

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Last year, the Pew Center on the States found that more than one-third of states did not provide military voters stationed abroad with enough time to vote.

Read States Move to Allow Overseas and Military Voters to Cast Ballots by Internet in its entirety on the New York Times Web site.

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