- 10/10, "New York violating MOVE Act," Fox News, by J. Winter
- According to the 2009 MOVE Act, a state must send out its military and overseas ballots 45 days prior to elections.
- had not fully met their extended deadline, according to an e-mail posted online at FVAP.gov, the website of the Defense Department agency tasked with overseeing military voting.
- “County Boards of Elections have reported to our office that UOCAVA ballots have been transmitted to voters within their respective jurisdictions
- And, as of Oct. 9, these ballots still have not been mailed to voters in these counties,
- New York City alone has about 50,000 servicemen and women and overseas voters.
- November elections could be altered by this failure,” said Eric Eversole, a former Justice Department voting section attorney who recently started a , Military Voter Protection Project, to protect military voting rights.
“The sad fact is that New York City's failure will have its greatest impact on those military members serving on the front lines," Eversole said. "They do not have the luxury of receiving their ballots via e-mail and must rely on a notoriously slow postal service to receive their ballots. Without immediate action, there is no doubt that
- some of these troops will be disenfranchised by New York's failure. It is truly shameful."...
- Go to FVAP.gov for information about military voting, and to learn about online balloting options available for military voters from 31 states."