Marine Corps Set To Issue New Order On Voting Procedures

By Thomas Duffy / October 17, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Marine Corps has drafted a new order outlining steps the service is taking to shore up absentee voting procedures and to raise command-wide voting awareness. Following the 2000 presidential election, attention was drawn to the military's voting policy and procedures, particularly absentee voting. Supporters of presidential candidate and former Vice President Al Gore sought to disqualify approximately 1,500 absentee ballots that lacked a postmark, even though overseas military personnel do not have to postmark their ballots. According to a...

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