While early voting is an option for those who are here in the states, for the men and women in the military, voting absentee is their only option. A father of a soldier said his son serving in Afghanistan is still waiting on his absentee ballot. “Time to ask some questions. Why aren’t we getting ballots over there,” Randy Williams asked. Randy Williams’ son is currently serving overseas in the Army in Afghanistan. For weeks he has been trying to help his son figure out where his absentee ballot’s at. After talking with other soldiers families within the same company on Facebook, Randy found out his son isn’t the only one. “There were people from the Michigan area that were wondering where their ballots were.”
The Director of Elections in Allen County, Beth Dlug, said each military unit should have an officer who can help them get their ballot. She also said they’re a few more options available to people in the military because it takes a long time to mail out paperwork to them. “To follow them out there and then to get the ballot back to us in time even though they get an extra 10 days afterwards it still can get a little dicey as to whether that mail process works for them,” Allen County Director of Elections Beth Dlug said.