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 created even more challenges to successfully casting our ballots. We have gathered and are sharing some stories of these unique pain points for military family 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 […]
“Omg I can’t wait to vote on November 3…” HOLD UP! If you’re a military voter living away from your voting residence, YOUR Ballot Day comes 45 days early! That’s right, THIS SATURDAY is when absentee military voters start to get their ballots from their election offices. TODAY is the best time to make sure […]
Who says voting can’t be fun? Not us! Use our Ballot Party Toolkit to host your own virtual ballot party this election season.
You are registered to vote and know the value of your voice. Now it’s time to multiply your impact by taking our Vote Tripling Challenge. What is Vote Tripling? Vote Tripling is relational voter outreach to increase voter turnout. Our Vote Tripling Challenge is a pledge to remind at least 3 people in your life […]
In many ways, the year 2020 feels more like a dozen years. But believe it or not, voter deadlines for the November 3 general election are just around the corner. We have researched and compiled the important deadlines into a state-by-state chart to make sure you don’t miss your chance to make your voice heard.
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.
Looking ahead to November, we want to make sure that no one has to risk their health and safety to cast a ballot. Now is the moment to tell Congress to include funds for states to expand their vote-by-mail systems in the next stimulus bill.
Voting is undoubtedly more complicated for many military families than civilians. Between frequent moves and overseas duty stations, it can be annoying at best and prohibitively complicated at worst. At Secure Families Initiative, we understand the challenges because we live them too, which is why we know the value of celebrating every vote.