Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Help the Military Vote - Oct 5 Deadline in NJ and VA

The recommended mailing date for absentee ballots for this November’s elections in NJ and VA from deployed military personnel is October 5 – just a few days away.

ProjectVirginia has created a step-by-step guide with specific instructions on how military personnel who are residents of Virginia or New Jersey can obtain a ballot for the elections this November in these two states.

* The absentee voting system has failed our men and women in the Armed Forces. According to The Heritage Foundation, fewer than 20 percent of military personnel were able to cast a ballot that counted in the 2008 general election.
* The official deadline to request absentee ballots is late October. However, this deadline does not take into account the time needed to process mail from overseas military locations to be received by the November 3rd election date.
* The procedures for military personnel voting by absentee ballot in state elections are slightly different than the procedures for Federal elections.

* Write about the deadline for military absentee balloting in your blog and ask readers to direct anyone they know in the Armed forces to the following links:



Source: ProjectVirginia on September 28, 2009

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