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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. 


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.



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


We Will Be Sharing These Testimonials Far And Wide
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  • 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.