circuit courts have upheld UOCAVA against Equal Protection challenges
importance of UOCAVA and the MOVE Act, as well as gaps in state
224) This failure of UOCAVA to directly address such issues with solutions, such as mandatory lead-times that are sufficient for sending out ballots or expanded deadlines for their receipt, leads to state-level difficulties resulting from incompatible state election procedures and regulations.
The passage of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 ("HAVA") (226) and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (227) made six major changes to the UOCAVA process in an effort to improve the ability of these voters to vote.
Nevertheless, it is clear that UOCAVA voters still face serious problems in voting because of logistical difficulties and variation among state laws.
For instance, when Republicans bring cases involving UOCAVA, the result of such cases is likely to be a direct increase in Republican voters because Republicans already safely "own" military voters.
For instance, there would seem to be nothing wrong with a Republican President's desire to emphasize enforcement of UOCAVA and, likewise, a Democratic President's desire to emphasize enforcement of Section 2 on behalf of disfranchised ex-felons.
A Republican President who wants to emphasize UOCAVA and a Democratic President who wants to emphasize the elimination of ex-felon disfranchisement can be viewed as intending to increase their own Party's chances of winning an election.
The court also concluded that the UOCAVA would pass constitutional muster.
It held that the UOCAVA was reasonably related to the proper legislative purpose of allowing citizens living abroad to vote in federal elections.
The Web site includes a link informing UOCAVA voters of "Ten Things To Help Ensure Your Absentee Vote Is Counted.
All absentee ballots, including UOCAVA voters' ballots, must be submitted by 5 p.