Your Vote Matters: Casting Your Vote for the US Presidential Election
Eligible members of the AUC community who are planning to vote in the US presidential election this November should now have decided how you are going to cast your vote. Some students, colleagues, and faculty may be required to complete a paper copy of your absentee ballot application in order to be eligible to cast your absentee ballot. In some cases, your absentee ballot application and your actual completed absentee ballot will need to be mailed to your local election office. You can go to the US Voting Deadlines document under Student Resources and Colleague Resources in Canvas or visit vote.org and check out your state/county requirements.
If you are on-island in Sint Maarten and you want to mail your absentee ballot application, The Mailbox in Simpson Bay can do it for you. Here are their rates and estimated delivery time in the US to your election office:
- Regular Mail - $3-4 and up to 2 weeks delivery time
- Priority Mail - $9 and up to 5 days delivery time
- FedEx - $60 and overnight delivery time (only option that provides tracking and signature upon delivery)
While you will incur the cost of mailing the absentee ballot application (print application for free in the Library), AUC will cover the costs of mailing your completed Absentee Ballot from Sint Maarten once you have personally secured your ballot in a sealed envelope. Just go to the AUC Library now to print off, complete, and prepare your sealed ballot to be delivered overnight to a “YOUR VOTE MATTERS” committee member in the US. She will stamp all ballots appropriately the next day and place all stamped ballots into the US mail for delivery to your specific election office.
We have 3 different dates for overnight delivery to the US: Monday, October 5, October 12, and October 19. Place your sealed ballot in the secured box in the Library before any of those dates.
Please email YOURVOTEMATTERS@aucmed.edu if you need assistance or have any questions.