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was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following:
SEC. 1083. ENHANCEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF PROCEDURES RELATING TO OVERSEAS VOTING BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
(a) Enhancement and Improvement of Certain Procedures.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Section 102(a) of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-1(a)) is amended--
(A) by redesignating paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively;
(B) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph (3):
``(3) accept and process, with respect to any election for Federal office, any otherwise valid voter registration application, absentee ballot application, and completed ballot that is submitted by an absent uniformed services voter described by section 107(1)(A) without any requirement for notarization of such document;''; and
(C) in paragraph (5), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of this subsection, by inserting before the semicolon the following: ``and permit the submittal of the official post card form by electronic means (including by fax transmission and electronic mail transmission)''.
(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.--Section 104(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-3(a)) is amended by striking ``section 102(a)(4)'' and inserting ``section 102(a)(5)''.
(b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress--
(1) to encourage the States to permit members of the Armed Forces to apply for, receive, and submit absentee ballots for election for Federal office by electronic means; and
(2) to encourage the Department of Defense to implement and maintain programs that permit the secure submittal by members of the Armed Forces of absentee ballots for election for Federal office by electronic means.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 9, 2008.)