Re: “Overseas ballot battle” (TNT, 9-2).
Kudos to Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson and her staff for having the foresight in pre-planning to ensure the county’s 9,050 military and overseas voters will get their ballots in time to meet the 45-day advance mailing deadline and virtually guarantee their ballots will be counted.
The auditor’s extra work and any overtime involved to tweak the ballots and meet the deadline pays tribute to the many military voters serving in harm’s way all over the world and in combat in places like Afghanistan. We need to remember that those military voters are fighting for the very right of all Americans to vote and have it count.
I for one, as a retired military offiicer, appreciate the dedication and astute management we have in the Pierce County auditor’s office, and I’m sure many Pierce County military and overseas voters will feel the same come Nov. 2.