“In two months, our country will have a national election under unprecedented pandemic conditions, and no voter will be voting in exactly the same way as usual,” said Sarah Streyder, an Air Force military spouse to Military Times.
Recently mail-in-voting has become a contentious topic amidst the pandemic. A new coalition of 15 military organizations, representing thousands of military servicemembers, is looking to safeguard this right for those stationed overseas.
Under current law, state election officials are required to send absentee ballots to uniformed and overseas voters by Sept. 19.
“Our coalition plans to closely monitor this process. You can expect to hear from us if any of our voters face trouble,” wrote the Military Vote Coalition in a recent letter.
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