Federalizing the Vote: UOCAVA



Once World War II ended in the summer of 1945, attention toward doing anything more for absentee voters and military voters in particular waned. As was the case after the Civil War, efforts related to the armed services shifted to demobilization, transporting the men home, and getting them back into civilian life. The general euphoria of winning the war overshadowed any interest in the military voter enfranchisement.


Military Personnel Active Duty Service Personnel Turnout Rate American National Election Study 
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