Military voting and the law: procedural and technological solutions to the ballot transit problem

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Creator Hall, Thad; Roberts, Brian F.
Other Author Alvarez, R. Michael
Title Military voting and the law: procedural and technological solutions to the ballot transit problem
Date 2007-01-12
Description During the 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida, the ballots submitted by individuals living overseas-especially military voters-were seen as crucial to the election outcome as the margin of potential victory was so small that these ballots could turn the election from one candidate to the other. Headlines at the time noted that "Odds Against Gore Absentee Gains: Republican-Leaning Counties Appear to Have More Uncounted Overseas Ballots,"1 "Bush Lead Swells with Overseas Votes,"2 "Military Ballot Review is Urged,"3 And "How Bush Took Florida: Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote."4 For many Americans, however, the controversy surrounding the votes of military personnel and overseas voters, despite its importance, may have seemed both bewildering and esoteric. The debate centered on minute details; whether or not certain overseas absentee ballots were valid and could therefore be counted if they lacked postmarks, were received within given time periods, had missing s
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Volume 16
First Page 1
Last Page 57
Subject Military, Voting; United States, elections; Absentee Ballot
Subject LCSH Armed Forces; Voting; Absentee voting
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Alvarez, R. M., Hal, T .E. & Roberts, B. F. (2007). Military Voting and the Law: Procedural and Technological Solutions to the Ballot Transit Problem. Institute of Public and International Affairs, 16, 1-57.
Series Institute of Public and International Affairs Working Papers
Rights Management (c) R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall & Brian F. Roberts
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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