After Spending 23 or so years in the Active Army, National Guard, and the Inactive Reserve, including the latest deployment to Iraq in 2004, below are some personal observations about Military voting expecially those serving overseas.
1. Military servicemembers usually are disinfranchised with voting because many times they recieve their ballots late either two days before the election or the day of the election. Although a big "push" to promote voting it trickles through the ranks.
2. Liberals hate Military votes because generally the Military votes conservative.
3. Even the States that allow Internet voting alot of soldiers on the front lines have little access to internet or it is not reliable.
4. Many times some will not count Military Ballots unless they are postmarked the day of the election or earlier. From the time a soldier drops a letter in the unit mailbag which could be the day of the election, it can take up to 3 or 4 days before it reaches the MPO or Military Post Office sometimes known as the APO for the army types out there.
5. Bottom Lines as in the last presidential election Military ballots are place on the back burner or not even counted at all because they (liberals) hate Military votes.
Just some thoughts to put out there that need action.
U.S. Army Vet.