An Evaluation of Pew's Military and Overseas Voting Project

Nov 14, 2013 | by
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In summary, the evaluation found that the voting project conducted an effective campaign that highlighted the plight of overseas voters; used solid research to identify clear solutions; and built a diverse coalition of national organizations and spokespeople to push for reform. These successes triggered passage of the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, which reflected the straightforward solutions emphasized in Pew's research. With guidance and funding from Pew, the Uniform Law Commission subsequently developed the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act, establishing a legal framework for the consistent adoption of voting reforms across states. Taken together, these achievements are some of the most substantive changes to U.S. election laws in the past decade.

An Evaluation of Pew's Military and Overseas Voting Project