Good, Timely News: Military Voting Jumped Last Year

As Connecticut considers risky, expensive online voting, we have urged fully exploiting and complying with the MOVE Act, posting applications and ballots online and allowing for single envelope express return of ballots. Now we have proof that conventional safe, economical solutions are working.

Washington Post Article <read>

Buoyed by a new law requiring states to make absentee ballots more accessible to military troops serving overseas, troops voted at a higher rate than the general population in last year’s midterm elections, according to a new report.

Overall, 46 percent of the military voted in the 2010 midterm elections, a 21 percentjump from the 2006 midterms and slightly higher than the 45.5 percent of the general population that cast ballots last year…populace

Voter registration last year among troops also was higher than the general public; 65 percent of Americans registered to vote in 2010, but 77 percent of troops registered.

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