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electionlineWeekly--October 13, 2011

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III. Research and Report Summaries

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2010 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Report – U.S. Election Assistance Commission, October 2011: The Election Assistance Commission released its survey of states related to voters covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) of 1986. The findings include:
  • 611,058 ballots were transmitted to UOCAVA-covered voters;
  • Of these, 211,749 ballots or 34.7 percent, were returned and submitted for counting;
  • 197,390 ballots, or 93.2 percent, were counted; and
  • 14,824 ballots were rejected, most commonly because the ballot was not received on time or missed a deadline.
The Canvass – National Conference of State Legislatures, October 2011: This month’s issue looks at ballot design, modernizing voter registration, and Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.