“New DOJ ‘Servicemembers Legislative Package’ Proposes Changes To UOCAVA”

Doug Chapin:

Yesterday, the Department of Justice released a legislative package aimed at helping members of the military, veterans and their families. Here’s an excerpt of the press release:

When the Justice Department launched the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative last March, we set in motion a dynamic engine to drive enforcement, outreach and training efforts on behalf of servicemembers, veterans and their families.  It is our responsibility to protect these individuals from financial scams, to preserve their right to return to their civilian employment after active duty and to strengthen their ability to cast a ballot when they are overseas.  When our servicemembers and veterans have peace of mind that their rights are protected at home, our nation is stronger.

As part of that package, DOJ is proposing several amendments to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), as amended by the MOVE Act, including….



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