States struggling to meet deadlines for delivering absentee ballots

by Heroes Vote | October 18, 2012 10:52 pm

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after Congress passed a law to guarantee military and overseas voters receive their absentee ballots at least 45 days before a federal election, several states are still failing to comply with the law.

The Department of Justice announced last week that it had filed a lawsuit against Vermont and its chief election official for not complying with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, also known as the MOVE Act, which was passed in 2009 to safeguard the voting rights of the military, their family members and U.S. citizens overseas by allowing them adequate time to request, receive and send in their ballots from overseas.

Read more in Stars & Stripes[1]

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  1. Read more in Stars & Stripes: http://1.usa.gov/RbpKVd

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