A friend send me more details of the FVAP grant program to improve UOCAVA balloting. FVAP’s press releases are here:
As I suspected from the first couple of news stories, the grants focus mainly on developing online systems for registering as a UOCAVA voter, requesting a ballot, and returning that ballot either online, via fax, or through the regular mail. There are a few of the grants that refer to methods to fill out the ballot online which could be interesting.
I was hoping at least one grant might take the leap into an Internet voting experiment. I’ve been one of many who has argued that UOCAVA voting, because of the many technological hurdles, has become the bleeding edge for election technology and administration.