I posted how the brain numbing experience was to finally get a ballot only to have it lost in space in the state of NC here: http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2010/10/you-would-think-voting-would-be-easy-for-a-servicemembernnnope.html
Now it looks as NC isn’t the only jacked up state that is hosing your servicemembers from voting. NY has apparently dropped the ball in shipping servicemembers their absentee ballots as well (how many other states have done the same?)
The scary thought is how long has this been going on?? Well ask yourself how long have we been at war and you will get your answer. Sure there are numerous sites that assist you in requesting your absentee ballot like the below
However, by proof by the below article and my personal experience, the individual states are dorking this up like a fat kid in a candy store. Why hasn’t this been addressed before and with a little initiative hasn’t it been corrected? News flash, it isn’t working the way it currently is America. We have made progress to finally get people to exercise their right to vote (wow, that alone is scary) but now our system can’t be configured to accommodate the input. WTF are we doing by letting this stay its course?
U.S. armed forces were stationed at more than 820 installations in at least 135 countries. Some of the largest contingents roughly are the 50,000 military personnel deployed in Iraq, the 71,000 in Afghanistan, the 52,440 in Germany, the 35,688 in Japan the 28,500 in Republic of Korea, and the 9,660 in Italy and the 9,015 in the United Kingdom respectively. These numbers change frequently due to the regular recall and deployment of units.
Altogether, 77,917 military personnel are located in Europe, 141 in the former Soviet Union, 47,236 in East Asia and the Pacific, 3,362 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia, 1,355 are in sub-Saharan Africa with 1,941 in the Western Hemisphere excepting the United States itself.
Now, tally those servicemembers votes up and tell me they don’t make a difference in any election???
Read more how the state of NY is dropping the ball for those that are protecting this great country: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/10/exclusive-new-york-violating-act/