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My Turn: Adequate voting locations for military bases

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Most of us have the right to vote, and I can't imagine someone who has earned that right more than our men and women in the military.

A group of United States Senators wants to make sure they still have that right.  The group, all Republicans, is pushing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to insure military bases have adequate voting locations this year.

Believe it or not, it appears that's currently not the case.  A recent report from the inspector general of the Pentagon showed officials had a hard time contacting more than half of the offices at the more than 200 military bases around the world.

The Pentagon says things will be fine come November 6.  I certainly hope so. 

Secretary Panetta said he will explain the communication problems directly to the senators.  It's my opinion that he owes the American public an explanation as well. 

But the most important thing is, with less than two months to go, he better be taking steps to make sure everybody serving on military bases throughout the world gets the opportunity to vote - and their vote is counted. 

That's my turn. Now it's your turn.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at yourturn@wect.com.

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