WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE
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
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.
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 Problems in the News
Suppressing the Military Vote, The San Diego Union Tribune
Military Votes Don’t Count, Washington Times
America’s Warriors Being Denied the Right to Vote, Investors Business Daily
Why Tracking Military Ballots Can Be Complicated and Confusing, Washington Post
Should Soldiers’ Votes Get Counted? That’s Not as Easy as You’d Think, Washington Post
RYUN: Obama Suppressing the Military Vote, Washington Times
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.
Thank you for your support!
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.