Military and Overseas Voters in 2012
- January 31, 2013
- Election Initiatives
At its recent summit, the Overseas Vote Foundation released its fifth post-election survey of military and overseas voters. More than 13,500 voters in 160 countries participated in the survey. Findings about the 2012 election include:
- The most common obstacle to completing the voter registration process, cited by 30 percent of respondents, was missing the registration deadline.
- The number of voters who received their ballot electronically increased significantly: 52 percent of respondents in 2012 compared with 22 percent in 2010.
- By October 15, slightly more than 40 percent of respondents had returned their ballots.
- Fifteen percent of respondents returned ballots electronically—either by fax, email, or uploading their ballot onto their state’s official election website.