ACA in the News: Absentee ballot anxiety hits American expats voting abroad amid a pandemic and changes at USPS
USA Today (September 13, 2020)
Absentee ballot anxiety hits American expats voting abroad amid a pandemic and changes at USPS
By Megan Janetsky
“'There has to be a healthy postal service,' said Marylouise Serrato, executive director of American Citizens Abroad. 'This is critical for all voters, but in particular for overseas voters because that really is the only way they can vote.'"
"American Citizens Abroad has heard from voters who sent in their ballot requests weeks ago but still haven’t received confirmation. It wrote a letter to Congress and the Trump administration, urging them to take extra precautions to ensure those votes are counted."
“'It could be very significant, because if there are tight elections, the overseas vote may be the vote that tips the balance,' Serrato said."