More than 1000 United States citizens are based in Antarctica at McMurdo and South Pole stations. Ballot papers for voters on the Ice have been channelled through the US Antarctic program's base at Christchurch airport to McMurdo station and then onto the pole. The completed votes will make the return journey back thru my hometown of Christchurch and back to the States to be counted. Personal note: I just hope they don't choose DHL as their carrier, or these votes will never be counted. Antarctica will be the new Florida !