05 Aug '12, 3pm
Half of Overseas Ballots Not Counted Yet Obama sue's Ohio for accommodating Military ability to vote timely #tcot #p2
Half of Overseas Ballots Not Counted Stars and Stripes | By Leo Shane III | September 26, 2007 WASHINGTON -- Overseas military voters had less than half of their votes counted in last year's congressional elections, according to data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Monday. "One thing is clear: At every level of government, we need to do a better job," said Donetta Davidson, chair of the commission. "We must make sure all eligible voters are getting their opportunities." The figures, released at the commission's annual conference on ways to improve and troubleshoot the absentee voting process, showed that only about 992,000 of the nearly 6 million eligible overseas citizens requested ballots for the 2006 general election. That included about 119,000 military personnel stationed outside the United States. Of those, only about 57,000 -- less than 48 per...