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Military Voting: Fix it Already!

On September 13, 2012, the House Armed Services Committee took a small step to confront the challenges military personnel face in obtaining or submitting an absentee ballot by conducting a hearing focused on the DoD’s Federal Voting Assistance program.

Unfortunately, despite direct questions from the members, no answers were forthcoming as to why reforms mandated by Congress had not taken place.

The definition of freedom is the unimpeded pursuit of happiness and prosperity…something that veterans fight for and fight to defend” -Concerned Veterans for AmericaDear Supporter, Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released a new web video to highlight the recent House Armed Services Committee hearing on the DoD’s Federal Voting Assistance program. This hearing attempted to confront the challenges military personnel face in obtaining and/or submitting an absentee ballot. Unfortunately, despite direct questions from multiple committee members, no answers were forthcoming as to why reforms mandated by Congress had not taken place.“We’ve never done it better,” said Pam Mitchell, director of DoD’s Federal Voter Assistance Program. Really? Watch video and you decide.Our military remain the most disenfranchised voting group in the United States today.

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Dr. Richard Swier

Dr. Rich Swier is Publisher of www.DrRichSwier e-Magazine. Twitter: @drrichswier He holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Richard is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his years of service.

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