Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in Middle East to help remove election barriers for service men and women

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in Middle East to help remove election barriers for service men and women

LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is in the Middle East this week meeting with U.S. military men and women serving there to learn how to best ensure they can cast their votes with confidence back home.

“We must ensure that the men and women protecting this country by serving overseas can vote on Election Day,” Johnson said. “Not just in federal elections, but in local and state elections that really matter to them and their families back home.”

The week-long trip, hosted by the U.S. Navy and the Federal Voting Assistance Program, began Saturday and will include Kuwait and Qatar stops at military installations and U.S. embassies as well as shipboard visits. Continue reading