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Voting by

Mail

Americans in the military have voted by mail for 160 years.

It's been good enough for us, and it's good enough for America. 

ELECTION SECURITY

Every day, President Trump launches a new attack on the foundations of our Democracy and weakens our national security.

 

On Thursday, July 30th he once again lied and said that mail in voting is unsafe:

  • Despite it being his preferred method.

  • Despite our military doing so for 160 years.

  • And despite decades of multiple states electing thousands of officials from all parties or no party via vote-by-mail.

 

Even worse, he suggested we delay November's election. America has never delayed a presidential election :

  • Not when the USS Constitution was being chased off our coast by British ships in 1812

  • Not when General Sheridan was leading his Valley Campaign just miles from DC in 1864

  • And not when we were in the depths of WWII.

 

We're not going to start now, even if Donald Trump fancies himself a King.

 

We are going to share our experiences of safely and securely voting by mail - whether overseas in a theater of combat, stationed in an allied nation, or living on base and in-country as a military spouse or child. Use our "Share Your Story" form on this page to submit a video or audio file of you telling us about all the times you safely and securely exercised your right to vote - by mail.

 

FACTS & USEFUL INFORMATION

In the 2016 Federal Election:

  • 18.5 million veterans were eligible to vote

  • 14.4 million veterans voted

  • Veterans had 69% turnout

  • Civilians had 60.1% turnout

  • Active Duty members only had 46% turnout

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CAMSEC President, LCDR Keeley USN (ret) on his vote by mail story
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TIPS for RECORDING YOUR STORY

  • These should be anywhere from 30-60 seconds.

  • While telling your story, be sure to mention 1) Where you're from, 2) Where you were stationed/lived, 3) How many times you voted by mail (if you can remember that is!)

  • Find somewhere with an appropriate background.

    • This can be your office, living room, front porch, back yard, or somewhere else as long as there won’t be too much background noise.

  • Place your phone/tablet/laptop or camera somewhere that will be close to eye-level when you record (You won’t want the angle to be too extreme).

  • Make sure the lighting and sound quality are good (Record a test video to check).

  • If using your phone or tablet, turn it horizontally, with the rear camera on your left. 

    • This will make sure your video is “full screen” and oriented the correct way.

  • Place your phone on Airplane mode, Do Not Disturb, or tell people when you are recording.

    • You don’t want to be distracted by calls, texts, and emails, or have to start over more than necessary.

 

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