DoD encourages early voting

Wednesday - 10/3/2012, 3:30pm EDT

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The Defense Department has marked the week of Oct. 1 as Absentee Voting Week. It's urging service members living overseas to register to vote and to take care of absentee balloting while there's still time for mail to make its way to and from local election jurisdictions.

Pam Mitchell, the acting director of DoD's Federal Voting Assistance Program, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about helping military members cast their ballots. She also discussed a recent inspector general's report that found almost half of the voting assistance offices on military bases couldn't be reached by auditors.