ACRU's Protect Military Votes Project is currently featured in American Military News. ACRU is a champion for our military and their families, and we work to ensure ballots are received by service members overseas and counted correctly when they arrive at local election locations. We hope you will read and share this informative article.
American Constitutional Rights Union launches project to protect military voters whose votes may be suppressed or mishandled by local officials. One in six U.S. military voters didn't vote because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, a statistic a non-profit committed to protecting military voting rights has labeled an “unconscionable irony.”
All active-duty military would have access to a system for mailing absentee ballots if a bill introduced Wednesday becomes law. Learn more at WAND TV
Americans want their soldiers to vote. But often they can’t. Despite absentee balloting, military personnel deployed overseas often just cannot participate in elections. Read the rest at The Washington Post
The Obama Justice Department ignored voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia but sued Texas and threatened other states that require photo ID to vote, alleging such a requirement amounted to voter suppression. Read the rest at The San Diego Tribune
After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, citing election security, wants to make voting tougher for Americans serving overseas in the military. Read the article at The Washington Times
Voting experts are expecting a huge wave of military absentee ballots this year. The 184,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have a lot at stake in the vote to choose their next commander-in-chief. The mechanics of military voting are better than they used to be. But "better" doesn't always cut it for troops in war