MOAA Survey: High Marks from Military Absentee Voters, but Spouses Face Challenges, and Most Want Online Voting

By Military Officers Association of America

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A new survey of nearly 3,000 active-duty servicemembers, veterans and others in the military community showed higher levels of election participation than their civilian counterparts and confidence in the absentee voting process, but a wide engagement gap between active-duty members and their spouses. Only about 27 percent of military spouses who responded to the survey – “Military Families Voting: Perceptions, Challenges, and Barriers to Voting Participation and Absentee Voting,” a partnership between MOAA, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and the Democracy Fund – reported feeling encouraged to vote, compared with 70 percent of active-duty respondents.

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