26 Jun '12, 4pm

Tens of thousands of #military troops voting by absentee ballot in recent years haven’t had votes counted, group says

Tens of thousands of military servicemembers attempting to vote by absentee ballot in recent years haven’t had their votes counted because of various problems with the system, according to authorities that track voter participation. The Military Voter Protection Project, an organization founded by a Navy Reserve member who previously was a Justice Department lawyer, is promoting efforts to ensure that the votes of all military members are counted. “The problem has always existed, given the high degree of mobility of our fighting forces,” said Eric Eversole, founder and executive director of the Military Voter Protection Project. The issue is a bigger concern during a presidential election year with a military force totaling more than 3 million, including active-duty and reserve forces. In 2010, of the approximately 2 million military and overseas voters accounted for in da...

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