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.
There’s an exciting election taking place this year, and you’re all ready to vote! You’ve updated your registration, you’ve studied the candidates, you’ve made a plan to get to the polls. But what about your family? Your friends? Are they ready to vote?