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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 142-APR. 19, 1946 intention, and that States, the existing laws of which would be vio- lated by compliance with such an instruction, cause necessary changes to be made in their election laws. " (b) It is recommended that State voting instructions be expressed in simple terms and not by use of words of the statute alone. "SEC. 207. It is recommended that, in States where the absentee ballot will not be available for mailing to persons to whom this title is applicable at least forty-five days prior to any primary, general, or special election, such States cause to be made such changes in the election laws of their States as will lengthen such time. "SEO. 208. It is recommended that each secretary of state furnish by registered mail to the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the War Shipping Administration, at least ninety days in advance, information as to primary, special, and general elections within the State at which persons to whom this title is applicable may vote by absentee ballot. The information furnished by the secretaries of state should contain substantially the following: "STATE OF ------------ "1. Date of election ---.----------------------. "2. Type of election (general, special, or primary) ___- __ "3. Name or names of governmental units to which it applies - -- -- ---



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"4. (a) Officers to be elected ------.-- __- ___-----__. "(b) Constitutional amendments or other proposals to be voted upon ------ - --- --- - -


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"5. Which of the following may vote at this election: "(a) Members of the armed forces -


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"(c) Civilians outside the United States officially attached to and serving with the armed forces ------- _-----


"6. (a) From which of the following is the Federal post-card application acceptable as an application for a ballot: "(1) Members of the armed forces --------------- "(2) Members of the merchant marine -- --- - -- --- "(3) Civilians outside the United States officially attached to and serving with the armed forces ---- _ _


. "(b) What action is it necessary for the applicant to take if the post card la not acceptable as an application ------- -- --- 99 Changes in election laws. Information regard. ing elections. Post, p. 101. "7. Earliest date State will receive application ------- "8. Earliest date the ballot will be mailed ---- "9. Last day ballot may be received back to be counted .- -- -- -. it "Secretary of State, "State of "Dated: --- "COOPEIrATION WrH THE STATES "SEo. 209. (a) In order to afford an opportunity for persons to whom this title is applicable to vote for Federal, State, and local officials and to utilize State absentee balloting procedures to the greatest extent possible, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Administrator of the War Shipping Administration, as may be appropriate, shall cause to be printed an adequate number of post cards for use in accordance with the provisions of this title and shall, wherever practicable and compatible with military or merchant-marine operations, cause such Printing and avail ability of post cards.