Eighth Army encourages absentee voting in Korea
February 27, 2012
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea (Feb. 27, 2012) -- Eighth Army officials are encouraging U.S. troops in South Korea to exercise their right to vote through absentee ballots.
Eighth Army Voting Assistance Officer Kassel Kendricks said Soldiers, civilians and family members who are eligible should register to vote by absentee ballot.
Overseas voters are encouraged to register early in local, state and federal elections this year, according to Kendricks, the Eighth Army G-1 assistant chief of staff for family programs.
Kendricks said the Army voting assistance program provides the information necessary for eligible voters to register and vote.
"The Army is taking important steps to ensure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote," said Kendricks. "Every vote counts."
Eighth Army Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. David J. Conboy encouraged Soldiers, civilians and family members to take part in this essential democratic duty.
"You defend the right to vote," said Conboy. "So I encourage you to exercise that right."