Register for absentee ballot during Armed Forces Voters Week

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Voting Assistance Officer Timother Harper assists voters at the 121 Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital June 27 during Armed Forces Voters Week. U.S. citizens could fill out a Federal Post Card Application for an absentee ballot for the upcoming presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, state and local elections in the U.S. For more information, email timothy.harper10.civ@mail.mil. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cho Yong-hyun)
Voting Assistance Officer Timother Harper assists voters at the 121 Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital June 27 during Armed Forces Voters Week. U.S. citizens could fill out a Federal Post Card Application for an absentee ballot for the upcoming presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, state and local elections in the U.S. For more information, email timothy.harper10.civ@mail.mil. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cho Yong-hyun)

Register for absentee ballot during Armed Forces Voters Week

by: Pvt. Park Min-je | .
U.S. Army | .
published: July 09, 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 timothy.harper10.civ@mail.mil.

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