Military voting initiatives not in effect this November
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Sep 26, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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In spite of Trigg County’s proximity to Fort Campbell, recent military voting initiatives on the part of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes shouldn’t effect this election.

Trigg County Clerk Dorris McGill said that last week that she doesn’t know how many of the county’s registered voters are active or retired military but added that many absentee ballots have been requested via e-mail or snail mail.

“However, at this point, voted ballots must still be returned by mail to be counted,” said McGill. “I don’t expect this to really effect this election.”

Last week, Grimes made five recommendations that she said will improve ballot access for military and overseas voters. Those recommendations were: online voter registration for military and overseas voters; enough time for those two groups to vote in all elections; allowing those groups to return “executed” ballots via e-mail; make sure that all absentee ballots are counted; and adopt the Uniform Military and Overseas Voting Act.

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