Voting From Overseas

Voting from Overseas

Encourages and assists U.S. overseas citizens to participate in federal elections every two years by providing information and training to volunteers in FAWCO clubs, and helping with publicity. This committee also works for improvements in the systems for voting from overseas imposed by federal and state legislation.

Chair: Mary Stewart Burgher

The (Very) Long Road to Election Reform

The events of the past 18 months have proven several things: overseas Americans have friends in Washington; collaboration is flourishing among the organizations serving Americans abroad; and many in Washington are deeply committed to improving our chances for fulfilling our most fundamental right - the right to vote.

In the wake of...

President signs Omnibus Appropriations Bill, including Election Reform and Census Appropriations

The House of Representatives approved the Fiscal Year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.J.Res. 2) on February 13, by a vote of 338 - 83; the Senate cleared the measure, by a vote of 76 - 20, the same day. The bill was sent immediately to the President for his signature,

A Call for Funding for the Help America Vote Act of 2002

On October 29, 2002, the President signed into law the Help America Vote Act - legislation that represents an unprecedented overhaul of our nation's voting system and affects military and civilian voters both within and outside the United States.

The next immediate priority is to appropriate the...

Congresswoman Maloney Applauds Election Reform for Overseas Military and Civilian Voters

Provisions of Maloney Bill included in the "Help America Vote Act"

Washington, DC- Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives passed the "Help America Vote Act," landmark election reform legislation which included provisions that Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney had sought to protect overseas military and civilian voters.

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