Waiver On Military Ballot Law Not Bequeathed To Wisconsin

August 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Washington, August 28, 2010 (Just Flashed): A waiver to not take into account a fresh federal statute has not been gifted to the state of Wisconsin. This federal statute is intended to defend the voting rights of the American soldiers installed overseas and also other civilian American nationals abroad.

Wisconsin was one state in the catalog of nine American states and the District of Columbia that had applied for a waiver. The spokesperson of the Government Accountability Board of Wisconsin happens to be Reid Magney. Magney has mentioned that the state was informed on Friday that it had not attained the waiver.

The U.S. Department of Defense, via its spokesperson, has uttered that a declaration on the standing of the other states would be discharged later on Friday.

The aforementioned new federal statue demands that the secret ballots be transported to certain electors no less than 45 days prior to an election (on November 2). This federal edict positioned states like Wisconsin in a dilemma. These states happen to be ones with primaries towards the end of August or September. Not procuring the waiver signifies that Wisconsin won’t be able to adhere to the cut-off date under the law to transmit a ballot to the American military voters abroad and to other overseas American electors 45 days prior to the November 2 election. The closing date for submitting the ballots to these persons on the electoral roll is September 18. Nevertheless, the state of Wisconsin will require no less than two weeks to firm up the primary vote and prepare the secret ballot for the general election. The primary in Wisconsin will be organized on September 14.

- Just Flashed News Service

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