West Virginia made history last year as the first US state to use mobile blockchain voting for a midterm election thought were criticized by the state.
Military Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
The unique challenges of ensuring military voting rights will be covered in this section. Absentee ballots for overseas members of the military exist but the 50 states have different rules. A low voting rate for overseas military personnel is evidence of a problem. Also see our articles on Mail and Absentee Voting and Voter Access.
The city of Denver will allow thousands of voters to cast their ballots with a smartphone application this year using a blockchain-based app called Voatz.
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner says he’s hoping to offer mobile voting for military and overseas voters again in the 2020 elections.
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner charged his elections team with finding a way to make voting in the 2018 presidential election easier.
While the overall number of veterans in Congress declined after Tuesday’s election, the number of female veterans elected to Congress rose.
At least 16 “freshmen” veterans were elected for the first time to serve in the House of Representatives, the largest influx of new vets since 2010.
The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil.
Just two weeks before the midterm elections, a panel of judges ruled that the process for overseas elections in North Carolina is unconstitutional.
Make no mistake, the current administration’s latest action is not about quality care or efficiency, it is a money grab to take public funds and give them to private medical concerns. There is no substitute for the VA’s experience.
Some Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and VA healthcare professionals are excellent. Overall, the VA system is an abysmal failure. About 100 VA facilities are now under investigation for negligence.