Early in the 2022 primary election cycle, the Military Vote Coalition hosted a Q&A with the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) to answer military voters’ most common and pressing questions about registering to vote and casting their ballots.
By: Janessa Schilmoeller At Secure Families Initiative, we are dedicated to elevating the stories of military partners and family members on policy matters that impact our community – especially foreign policy. A critical part of making sure our voices get heard begins at the ballot box.
According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), military voters were 27% less likely to have voted in 2020 than civilian voters. A huge factor behind this discrepancy are the unique obstacles that military voters face when trying to cast their ballots – from complicated residency questions to international mail delays.
Secure Families Initiative is dedicated to promoting voter participation among military families, and ensuring that our community can cast our ballots without hesitation or complication. As part of that mission, we want to do our part to combat mis- and dis-information as it relates to voting and elections.
The “For the People Act” passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and will now get a vote in the Senate later this month. This historic legislation would make it easier for all Americans to vote and includes a number of important updates to federal voting access for military voters.
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 […]