In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of Americans cast their ballots through “absentee” methods — from mailing or faxing their ballots, to dropping them off in person.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from military voters. Hopefully this can help clarify confusions you may have about the registration and ballot return process!
Earlier this year, Michigan’s statehouse passed a bill to allow overseas service members and their dependents to submit their absentee ballots online. We supported this bill and were thrilled when it passed! Unfortunately, Michigan’s legislature just yanked the bill back from the Governor’s desk before it could get signed into law. We need your help to […]
Georgia voters, your democracy work is not yet done! As you probably know, Georgia is returning to the polls to pick two United States Senators. Voting ends January 5 and now is the time to make sure your ballot counts.
In a typical year, absentee military voters face disproportionate challenges to the ballot box. In 2020, the complications of a worldwide pandemic and slower USPS delivery times have created even more challenges to successfully casting our ballots. Secure Families Initiative is gathering information so we can accurately tell the story of military voting challenges […]
Military and military family voters are no stranger to casting a ballot by mail. But the global Coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of vote-by-mail into clear focus. Unfortunately, the discussion around the importance of a safe, vote from home option has been mired by fears of voter fraud. At Secure Families Initiative, we support […]
Spouses stationed overseas face the same barriers to absentee voting as their service members do — sometimes, even more! Michigan’s statehouse is considering a bill that would allow overseas service members to submit their absentee ballots online. We support this bill, and we want it amended to include military spouses and of-age children.
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