Improving State Elections for Military, Overseas Voters: Kim Wyman

For decades, members of the U.S. military and their dependents experienced problems at every step of the overseas voting process: registering to vote, requesting and receiving absentee ballots, and returning absentee ballots. State and local election administrators face challenges associated with maintaining accurate registration rolls for a highly mobile and transient population, some of whom reside in remote areas of the world. While significant progress has been made, there is still room for states to improve the military and overseas voting process. In this session, key stakeholders shared their experiences and perspectives in working to enhance voting for overseas Americans. They also discussed the need for state-level policy improvements to better enfranchise this important voting population. This session also explained how CSG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program, is helping to improve the U.S. military and overseas voting process through the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative.

Improving State Elections for Military, Overseas Voters
Friday, December 11, 2015

Sponsored by the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative

Presentation by Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State



Speaker Biography:  

Wyman serves as Washington’s 15th secretary of state, elected in 2012 after serving as auditor and elections director for Thurston County. She has been a leader in election administration since 1993, working on state and national workgroups and making Washington a national leader in election reform. She is treasurer of the National Association of Secretaries of State and was a founder of the Electronic Registration Information Center. She has a passion for military and overseas voters.