New Bill in Congress to Help Overseas Absentee Voters

U.S. House member Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has introduced HB 5828, to provide that overseas absentee voters (including military overseas absentee voters) would only need to request an absentee ballot once, in any given election year. Existing law requires the voters to make separate requests for primary ballots and the general election ballot. The issue is especially acute for New York voters, because New York is holding three partisan primaries this year plus the general election. New York voters went to the polls in April for the presidential primary, in June for the congressional primary, and in September for the legislative and local primary.


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  2. Demo Rep · · Reply

    History note – absentee ballot got going a bit due to the Union Army/Navy folks fighting in the horrific Civil War.

    How rotted are some EVIL State regimes regarding military folks based and/or fighting overseas to defend freedom in the U.S.A./West ???

    — i.e. to NOT have foreign BARBARIANS be attacking within the U.S.A. —

    i.e. fighting the foreign folks in their own rotted areas.

  3. Jim Riley · · Reply

    Doesn’t that discriminate against voters who don’t vote in partisan primaries?

  4. Nick Kruse · · Reply

    @3, how does it discriminate? It doesn’t force them to vote in a partisan primary, it just makes it easier for them to vote if they choose to do so.

  5. Jim Riley · · Reply

    #4 What if they are a member of a convention-nominating party?

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