House Passes Military Voting Bill, With Electronic Return Included

Mar 12, 2013

A bill allowing Kentuckians in the military deployed overseas to vote electronically has cleared the House, after amendments were added to allow for the electronic return of a ballot. House Speaker Greg Stumbo told his fellow lawmakers that other states that allow for full electronic voting for military personnel have not had issues with hacking, which was a concern for the Senate.

"But no reported problems from the electronic transmission from those 24 other states that use that," Stumbo said.

But many GOP House lawmakers said such a system would be subject to fraud and abuse. The changed bill now heads back to the Senate to see if they will agree with the amendments.