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Colorado has seen -- rather has a significant military footprint five air force installations and one army base are here.
Many of the people who flights so we all have the right to vote may not be taking advantage of it themselves tonight.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen looks at -- drastic drop in the number of absentee ballot requests.
By members of the military -- engines but good evening the head of the nonprofit that works to boost voting rates among military personnel shocks of this year's plunge.
In absentee ballot requests.
To -- bureaucratic ownership at the Department of Defense.
Let's face -- the Pentagon does a lot of things really well and keeping us safe but sometimes on some of the social issues.
They really just doesn't have the motivation.
That it has with other issues and part of that simply because are focused on keeping America safe I get that.
State by state surveys conducted in August showed that in Florida absentee ballot request by military personnel were less than half the 2008 total.
In Virginia there at about 1% of the 2008 levels.
And in Ohio in North Carolina this year's requests are about 110 of those seen for years ago the Pentagon's inspector general found recently the DOD relies on sketchy data to assess its own efforts in this regard.
And at the Pentagon has not spent the estimated fifteen to twenty million dollars per year needed.
To establish the voting assistance offices the DOD is required by law to set up at all installations.
The acting director of the relevant DOD office told Fox News that office is complying fully with the wall.
The way we provide that assistance is the best it's ever been.
We have all the different methods and means at our disposal we have a great web site with an online wizard that will walk folks through.
We have static downloads.
So listen up men and women in uniform it is not too late to request received and cast your absentee ballot.
You can go to FV -- Or go to heroes vote novel that heroes vote to Ottawa Brett.
-- thank you.
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