Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Illinois May Disenfranchise Military Voters

WLS-AM 890 is reporting that the Justice Department is investigating whether or not the state of Illinois has disenfranchised military voters:
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law.

Cris Cray, Director of Legislation at the Illinois State Board of Elections, says not all of Illinois' 110 jurisdictions were compliant with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE).

The law requires every state to mail their absentee ballots 45 days prior to Election Day to overseas troops, government employees and other Americans who want to vote from abroad.
Clearly the military community needs more organizing if it wants its votes to count!

1 comment:

freespeak said...

New York as well!