Letters, Jan. 3, 1944

Soldiers' Votes

Sirs:

. . . I hope that mine will be only one of many letters of protest [on the soldier vote—TIME, Dec. 13] from the group most concerned, the servicemen themselves, whose opinions as well as whose rights in the matter have been completely ignored in the settlement.

As I understand, it, Congress has passed the buck to the individual states, and to the clumsy and difficult absentee-ballot system which most maintain. . . . Certainly no method of cutting the service vote more effective than the absentee-ballot system could be found, if...