Jason Kander
Former Secretary of State | MO

Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal

IDEA CATAGORY: Defending Democracy


Previously, active duty service members had limited voting options because they lacked access to a fast and safe way to cast their ballots. There are currently 84,000 members of the military who are eligible to vote but often are not able to because of such barriers.


Secretary Kander created an online, secure voting portal to expand voting opportunities for active duty service members and eligible Missouri voters who reside overseas. This simple and fast online portal makes it easy for eligible voters to participate and helps voting centers back home easily collect their ballots. The portal ensures no eligible Missouri voter, serving their country or residing overseas, is deprived of the right to vote.