By Pvt. Park Min-jeJuly 7, 2016
USAG Yongsan -- Being far away from home should not make it difficult for citizens of the U.S. residing in Area II to carry out their civic duty. USAG Yongsan hosted Armed Forces Voters Week June 27 - July 1 in five different locations in hopes of closing the geographical gap and encouraging citizens to vote in the upcoming general elections.
"A lot of times, younger soldiers who just graduated from high school don't understand the process of the absentee ballot. We would like to see the units push Soldiers, especially these less experienced Soldiers, to get involved in voting," said Voting Assistance Officer Timothy Harper.
The 121 Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, the Yongsan commissary, the Post Exchange on main post and the Dragon Hill Lodge served as the main commercial centers for voters to register for an absentee ballot.
On Nov. 8, 2016, voters will cast their ballots for upcoming presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, state and local elections in the U.S. The way ahead is not difficult, said Harper. "The process is basically you come to pick up and fill in a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form. You know, army Soldiers and civilians who are stationed overseas so far away from their home won't be able to go home, so they have to submit an absentee ballot in order to vote."
For more information on how to participate in the upcoming elections, email Tim Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.