Report: Military Voting Effort Failing Miserably
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A new report from the Department of Defense inspector general finds that an initiative to accommodate voters on military bases isn't being implemented effectively. The study also suggests that legislation intended to increase outreach to military personnel is putting a misguided emphasis on in-person resources.
According to the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE), military facilities not located in war zones are required provide an office that service members can visit in order to receive hands-on assistance with the voting process. Such facilities are designed to ensure that troops have access to voter registration and absentee balloting materials, as well as a staff member to help walk them through the process.
In the recent report, auditors with the Department of Defense
inspector general tried to get ahold of the offices created for this
purpose using listed contact information, and found that only about half
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