Update on Military Voting
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) hosted a press conference this week to provide an update on Pentagon voting assistance initiatives for the current election cycle. FVAP Acting Director Pam Mitchell said that "young assistance for our absentee military... has never been better" and referenced data that shows this year's online requests for absentee voting cards is comparable to the number received in 2004, the last time a sitting president was running for reelection.
This information differs from a recent report by the Military Voting Protection Project, a military voting advocacy group, that states the number of requests from service members for absentee ballots is remarkably low this year, specifically faulting the Defense Department. read more