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By Ellen Theisen on 5/22/2009, 4:48pm PT  

Co-Editors: 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....

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Ellen Theisen, Director and Managing Editor
Dave Klein, Editor
John Washburn, Editor

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