The Pentagon will post on its website a federal write-in ballot for civilian and military voters overseas who do not get their regular absentee ballot in time, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Lt. Col. Joe Richards, the spokesman, said the ballot was being made available on the website for the first time at the request of the Republican and Democratic parties. It was expected to be posted today.
The ballot can be downloaded onto the voter's computer, then must be printed, filled out and mailed to the voter's local election office. To qualify for the write-in ballot, the voter must have applied for an absentee ballot early enough that the request was received by the local election official at least 30 days before the election.
Election offices in some states missed the deadline of Sept. 19 for sending out absentee ballots.