Capitol Comments

Voting in off years is important for overseas military personnel. With the 2014 midterm elections over, military personnel residing overseas might think voting is over until the general election in 2016. Not true. Odd numbered years also hold important elections. 2015 will see elections for school boards, mayors, judges, and other important offices and issues. These elections have a direct impact on citizens. Overseas military personnel help defend the right to vote, and they should exercise the right for themselves.

The Florida Legislature is considering a bill to aid overseas voting by expanding the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to State and local elections.