by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn
Yesterday Jessie Jane Duff, Retired Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps and spokesperson for Military Voting Rights USA, testified before Congress on the issue of military and overseas voting. Her testimony told what it is like in the field – that the military does more to assist soldiers to pay taxes and give to charity than it does to help them get their ballots cast. She pointed out that the Internet is not readily available in the field (contrary to what many proponents of Internet voting say). She proposed a well-thought out solution and explained the many benefits. The federal government should provide an Express Mail program for the return of ballots, more training for people who assist during the election cycle, and accessible voter registration and absentee ballot request locations. We hope Congress acts on her wise recommendations.
The Voter ID bill is scheduled to come to the floor in Texas tomorrow....
FEatured: Testimony of Jessie Jane Duff, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) LINK NAtional: EAC Announces $300000 in Grants for Student Mock Elections U.S. LINK NAtional: "Military and Overseas Voting: Obstacles and Potential Solutions". Testimony at the hearing of the Elections Subcommittee Committee on House Administration LINK NAtional: Universal Voter Registration Now LINK GA: SCOTUS to hear voter ID law on June 4th LINK HI: Judge says high-tech voting first needs rules LINK IA: Borgman pleads guilty to election misconduct LINK MN: Elections director says instant runoff tallies could take weeks to count LINK MN: Pawlenty vetoes Motor Voter registration bill LINK MS: Hewes explains voter ID actions LINK NJ: NJ Voting-machine Trial: Defense Witnesses LINK NY: Tiebreaking Vote Cast by Dead Man; Runoff Required LINK TX: Controversial voter ID bill threatens walkout at Texas Capitol LINK TX: Democrats using talking stalling tactic LINK TX: Get ready for the fireworks. Texas House will take the voter ID on Saturday LINK TX: After much speculation, Voter ID showdown set for Saturday LINK TX: Texas Legislative Study Group Recommends against Voter Photo Identification LINK TX: Texas Legislature Online LINK (Bill to eliminate straight-party voting was removed from the calendar.) Ghana: DI pushes for e-voting:Says India's 700m population managed it, and so can ghana LINK Malaysia: EC Studies Feasibility Of Biometric Voter Registration LINK Philippines: Philippine Commentary: How To Measure the Accuracy of a Counting Machine LINK
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