Pew Press Briefing: Make Voting Work

The Pew Charitable Trusts will host an event Oct 25 at their offices in Washington, DC focusing on the Make Voting Work project and the Overseas Vote Foundation.
From the release:

Make Voting Work:
Demonstrating innovative solutions to the unique issues faced by overseas and uniformed services voters
Thursday, Oct 25, 2007
An estimated 6 million Americans living abroad — many serving in the U.S. armed forces — will rely on absentee ballots to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential primary and general elections. Unfortunately, many will face a morass of laws and logistical hurdles when trying to register to vote and successfully cast a ballot in their home states.

Make Voting Work, an initiative of Pew’s Center on the States, and the Overseas Vote Foundation will unveil a new collection of voter-friendly online resources that will streamline the complex process by which overseas and uniformed services voters register, acquire their absentee ballots and get information about voting.

In addition, Make Voting Work will release new analysis from about the problems facing overseas voters and discuss promising solutions for individuals covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

Speakers include:

Jennifer Brunner, Secretary of State, Ohio
Robert Carey, Senior Fellow, National Defense Committee
Michael Caudell-Feagan, Project Director, Make Voting Work
Beth Chapman, Secretary of State, Alabama
Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO, Overseas Vote Foundation

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