Military.com | by Bryant Jordan
The Justice Department has settled with the three states it sued for being too slow in getting ballots sent out to troops overseas, a step toward ensuring that those serving get the opportunity to vote in the mid-term elections.
But critics are not yet patting Justice on the back, and the department acknowledges that some states may still be in violation of the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
“That’s how serious they take [the issue],” he said. “They needed to be dealing with this problem a year ago, not in September.”