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Topic - Eric Eversole
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.
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.
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.
Since Michigan does not have many military installations, it is more limited in getting the word out without a platform like Hiring Our Heroes, he said.
"Nothing more, nothing less."