Military sees increased interest in voting ahead of 2020 election

Members of the military have already downloaded nearly 650,000 federal postcard applications to vote in the Nov. 3 election, and traffic on a voting information website is double that of the 2016 election, voting assistance officials told the Washington Examiner Thursday.

“The current traffic to FVAP.gov for the 2020 calendar year is approximately twice the level of 2016,” Federal Voting Assistance Program Director David Beirne told the Washington Examiner.

Beirne could not say definitively if the increase was related to higher interest in this year’s election or a more robust information awareness campaign. Innovations including online events for service members and their families and “Voting Ambassadors” to help answer questions
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