Democracy Live

There are few aspects of modern life that haven’t been touched by information technology. One of them is the voting process for U.S. overseas military personnel. For the most part, it’s still done by snail mail. A soldier abroad receives a ballot by mail, marks it manually and returns it by mail.

“We’ve been doing this since the 1860s,” said Paul Lux, supervisor of elections for Okaloosa County in northwest Florida. But that’s in the process of changing. Keep reading →