Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MOVE Act and 2010 primary dates

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The new Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which stipulates a 45-day deadline for states to send general election ballots to military and overseas voters, has many states scrambling to either push back their 2010 primary date or receive a compliance waiver in order to avoid violating the Act.

States are citing many factors, such as the purchase of new equipment, new election administration processes and voting systems, as preventing them complying with the MOVE Act. The Act was passed after the 2008 elections, when it was found that up to 1 in 4 military and overseas voters were disenfranchised because they didn't receive their ballots in time.

Read more from the Pew Center.

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