Legislation would make it easier for service members to vote

Mike Horace

The State House is considering legislation making it easier for members of the armed forces to vote from overseas.

Right now, U-S military personnel trying to vote from overseas are at the mercy of the mail service.

That’s how they receive registration forms and absentee ballots, and it can be a rather time consuming affair.

State Representative Rick Outman is trying to change that. He wants to
use the internet to eliminate part of the mailing process.

“Via email, they can download their ballot, and their registration, and do everything all at once.”

Outman said it is much easier for soldiers to send out mail than receive it.

He said his legislation will simplify the process, and encourage more soldiers to vote from overseas.

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