FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Carson City, NV; September 24, 2012) – All Nevada military ballots and ballots to Nevadans covered by the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) are in the mail and on their way to eligible Nevada voters. Under federal law, UOCAVA ballots must be mailed 45 days in advance of the election. All 17 county clerks and registrars of voters have confirmed that all valid requests are being transmitted pursuant to applicable state and federal laws. Reports based on rumors that the ballots would not be delivered on time were inaccurate according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.
“The timely mailing of these ballots is critical,” said Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “Just more than a week ago I was honored to visit our troops in the Middle East, including the officers and enlisted personnel who manage and oversee the elections process among the troops. We assured them that they’d have the ballots on time so that their votes would count. As the people who are on the front lines of protecting democracy, we owe them that.”
In July of this year, Nevada was named one of just fifteen “all-star states” by the Military Voter Protection Project (MVPP). The MVPP cited Secretary Miller’s proactive approach to military and absentee voting issues including his leadership in Nevada’s passage of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voting Act, and the use of internet technology to allow members of the military to determine whether their ballot has been received and counted.
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