WASHINGTON D.C.Â â€“Â Today, Rep.Â Juan Vargas (California 51st District), in conjunction with the Democratic Committee on House Administration, announced they will be holding a forum on military voting at the Chula Vista City Hall Chambers located at 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 on Friday, May 6, at 10:00 A.M.
The forum will act as an open dialogue where top government officials and military voting experts will provide attendees with information on the state of military voting and provide the best methods to protect the voting rights of service members. One of the key issues service members face when voting is lack of accessibility to ballots.
â€œThe men and women that serve our country should not be encountering obstacles when casting their vote,â€ said Rep. Vargas.
The following is a list of speakers confirmed for the forum:
- Matt Boehmer, Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program
- Michal Vu, Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego
â€œMembers of the armed services face obstacles to the ballot. Â Defending our rights abroad should never come at the expense of their rights at home,â€ said Rep. Robert Brady (PA-01), Ranking member of the Committee on House Administration. â€œPlease join us as we hear from voters and election administrators as we learn how we can protect our militaryâ€™s right to vote, no matter where duty calls.â€
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Vargas represents Californiaâ€™s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and Californiaâ€™s entire US/Mexico border.Â Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his second term in Congress.Â He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 â€“ 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 â€“ 2000.Â Â Â