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Convenience Voting and Technology: The Case of Military and Overseas Voters Claire M. Smith

Convenience Voting and Technology: The Case of Military and Overseas Voters

Claire M. Smith

Published November 26th 2014
ISBN : 9781137398581
Hardcover
240 pages
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The global movement of people has created one of modern democracys greatest challenges: the overseas voter. In response to the unique problems that voters abroad face, several key pieces of federal legislation have been passed by Congress, includingMoreThe global movement of people has created one of modern democracys greatest challenges: the overseas voter. In response to the unique problems that voters abroad face, several key pieces of federal legislation have been passed by Congress, including the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) in 1986 and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002. Smith closely examines the voting experiences of military and overseas citizens and documents the historical development of their voting rights and the development of voting technology. Several metrics of voting success are examined to determine how successful recent legislation has been in improving the military and overseas voting experience, and identifies limitations in public policys ability to improve certain metric of success, as well as the applicability of these lessons for domestic voters within the United States.