While the overall number of veterans in Congress declined after Tuesday’s election, the number of female veterans elected to Congress rose.
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.
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.
It is essential for the United States to test out new technology for elections as older voter machines have proven to be vulnerable to outside tampering and are becoming increasingly obsolete.
A new advisory panel has been tasked with streamlining the procurement process
The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938 requires lobbyists for foreign interests to register
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in Saudi Arabian money spent to influence elected officials
It seems Saudi Arabia has a powerful new ally when it comes to lobbying: American military veterans
Five fairly well populated island territories including Puerto Rico are barred from Presidential voting process