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 […]
This election, we are encouraging as many people as we know to turn out and vote! Take our Vote Tripling Challenge by pledging to remind at least 3 people in your life to vote. They can be a family member, coworker, neighbor, or mil spouse friend — anyone you want to encourage to make their voices […]
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.
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.
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.
The news over the past several days regarding the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has been concerning and troubling. We are dedicated to keeping ourselves safe and making sure the information we share is the most up-to-date.
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.
With the 2020 primary election in full-swing, voting is top of mind for a lot of us (even more so than normal). We thought it’d be a good idea to provide a quick overview of the unique considerations that military families should have in mind when registering to vote.