New Legislation Makes it Easier for Military Overseas to Vote
06/20/2011 - Gov. Bev Perdue Monday signed into law model legislation that makes it easier for North Carolina military serving overseas to vote.
Standing in front of dozens of National Guardsmen, Perdue said the legislation was part of North Carolina's efforts to become make the state military friendly.
The bill mandates that absentee ballots be sent at least 60 days before a general election to military overseas. It would also apply to civilians stations overseas.
“With the state's significant military population, this law is critical ensuring that tens of thousands of service members, as well as civilians overseas, will be able to cast a ballot and have it counted,” said Doug Chapin director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center in Washington.
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