Wisconsin election officials reach deal with feds on military voting

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September 10, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

MADISON, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board will file an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department in federal court to fully comply with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act on September 10, 2010.[1]

Reid Magney, a spokesperson for the Government Accountability Board, declined to comment on the specifics of the agreement[1].

The agreement is in response to Wisconsin having their application for a hardship waiver denied by the U.S. Department of Defense for the 2010 elections. Wisconsin election officials argued that the feds should have granted the state a waiver citing the state's 10 day grace period for turning in military and absentee ballots.[1]

Wisconsin, along with Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were denied hardship waivers by the Defense Department.[1]

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