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Protect Military Votes is a project of the American Constitutional Rights Union designed to encourage military voting and ensure all votes cast by members of the United States military and their family members are counted—and honored.

The mission of Protect Military Votes, a project of American Constitutional Rights Union, is to protect the votes of those protecting us.

There have been numerous cases of military ballots mishandled by local election officials, and we believe these votes should be honored with the highest level of efficiency and integrity.

The goal of Protect Military Votes is to:

  • Increase voting participation rates of military members and their families by educating them about voting rights, processes and deadlines.

  • Provide a channel for military members to report concerns or problems in the handling of their ballots

  • Identify any local or state election officials not adhering to military ballot regulations

  • Take action in cases of military ballot tampering or mishandling

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One in six U.S. military voters didn’t vote in 2018 because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, according to the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

VOTING INFORMATION

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VOTING BILL OF RIGHTS

Military Voter Bill of Rights

WHY WE FIGHT

When a citizen leaves leaves home and family to risk all fighting for our freedoms, they shouldn’t have to worry about whether their vote will be counted. The shocking reality is that our service members abroad face obstacles that hinder their basic right to vote. From difficulty getting absentee ballots, to processes that bring into question whether their vote will even be counted, our military personnel struggle to do what we at home take for granted.

Nowhere is the right to vote more sacred than when it resides in the hands of America’s warfighters. It is the responsibility of all citizens and government officials to ensure every military ballot is sent and received and each military vote properly counted. As the men and women of the U.S. military protect us here and abroad, we must protect their voices in the political process.

Hon. Kenneth Blackwell, Former Secretary of State (Ohio), ACRU Action Board of Directors

Military Voting Issues in the News

A General’s analysis of the dangers of mail-in voting

Leave it to an Army general to analyze, summarize and finalize the dangers of mail-only voting, succinctly, using data, and then give marching orders to the concerned. In a letter to the North Carolina Pilot, Lt. Gen. Marvin Covault (ret.) uses years of experience and all three of his stars to recognize that mail-only voting is the enemy of vote integrity.

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ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona Voting Integrity Policy

Arizona, like every other State, has adopted rules to promote the order and integrity of its elections. At issue here are two such provisions: an “out-of-precinct policy,” which does not count provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct, and a “ballot-collection law,” known as H.B. 2023, which permits only certain persons (i.e., family and household members, caregivers, mail carriers, and elections officials) to handle another person’s completed early ballot. A majority of States require in-precinct voting, and about twenty States limit ballot collection.

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) posts and Tweets ACRU President Lori Roman’s recent oped “If You Can Go to the Grocery Store, You Can Go to the Polls” and helps ACRU’s message go viral!

"America has resources and institutional knowledge to make in-person voting work. There is no reason for American legislators to run scared. It is time to renew our commitment to free, fair, and secure in-person elections." Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) quotes ACRUs recent oped on the dangers of mail-only voting, and why it is unnecessary.

House members propose changes to improve military voting procedures

A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.

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SIGN THE MILITARY VOTING RIGHTS PETITION

Join the fight to protect the voting rights of our military service men and women. Far too many military votes are not counted – and you can help.

Sign our petition to show Congress and state governments that we won’t rest until every service member has easy access to voting and that each military vote is counted.







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MILITARY VOTING HOTLINE

Have you had trouble voting or making sure your vote is counted? Do you know anyone who has? Let us know your experiences so we can take action.

Call us at 877 730 ACRU or contact us using the form below.