McDonnell Encourages Military Members to Register to Vote
Saturday marks National Military Voter Readiness Day, and in Virginia, people have exactly one month to register to vote in the November election.
Governor Bob McDonnell stopped by the Albemarle GOP office Saturday afternoon to rally volunteers and get folks behind the Republican ticket.
"No matter how many great speeches you get, or good campaign commercials, the facts are where they are - people are hurting in America. Twenty-three million people have no access to the American dream because they are unemployed or underemployed. So that's where you come in," said the governor.
He also slammed President Obama's record on the economy and expressed how crucial grassroots efforts will be in the Republican Party's mission to turn Virginia red in November.
Press Release Office of Governor Bob McDonnell
National Military Voter Readiness Day is September 15
Governor McDonnell encourages military members and eligible dependents to register to vote and apply for absentee ballots immediately
RICHMOND – With state deadlines for registering and requesting an absentee ballot fast approaching, Governor McDonnell reminded military personnel of National Military Voter Readiness Day on September 15, 2012. The day is intended to raise awareness among military members and their eligible dependents about the importance of voting and help make sure military voters are election ready.
"Virginia citizens honorably serve in all branches of the military around the world in the defense of freedom. On National Military Voter Readiness Day, I ask our men and women serving abroad and their family members to take action now to ensure you can fully participate in November's election."
The chief objectives of Military Voter Readiness Day are to:
Encourage military personnel and their eligible dependents to register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot immediately;
Encourage active duty military voters and their eligible dependents to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which allows them to register and request an absentee ballot in one simple step;
Raise awareness that one must apply to register to vote in Virginia by October 15, 2012;
Emphasize that requests to vote absentee by mail must be received by close of business on October 30, 2012.