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  • Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, right, speaks with veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Grimes is pressing for legislation to make it easier for deployed troops to vote in Kentucky elections. (AP Photo/Roger Alford)

    Military absentee ballot requests plummet from 2008

    The number of U.S. military personnel registering for absentee voting is down sharply since the 2008 election, and with registration deadlines approaching fast, advocates say there is a real danger that many of the nation's men and women in uniform may not have a chance to vote at all.

  • ** FILE ** The Pentagon, across the Potomac River from Washington, is seen in this aerial view in March 2008. (Associated Press)

    Report: Half of military bases lack voting facility

    Half of all U.S. military bases around the world lack legally required facilities where troops can register to vote and get absentee ballots, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general.

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    The Justice Department's program for handling military absentee ballots suffers from major flaws, and a survey revealed low turnout among military voters in the 2010 mid-term elections, according to a report by a private group made public on Tuesday.

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