Pa. Makes It Easier For Military Voters

Gov. Corbett signed into law, Oct. 24, The Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act -- which was introduced as  Senate Bill 1255 and is now Act 189 -- the mandates of which include that the Pennsylvania Secretary of State establish an electronic transmission system through which military voters may apply for and receive voter registration materials, military-overseas ballots and other information.

It also mandates the Secretary to make available to military voters information about voter registration procedures and procedures for casting military-overseas ballots, along with standardizing the absentee-voting materials.

The bill was introduced on Sept. 20, 2011, passed unanimously by the Senate on June 11 and referred to the House the next day where it sat in State Government Committee until Oct. 3 before being moved down the line to its eventual unanimous passage on Oct. 16.


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