Express mail available for military ballots

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Express mail available for military ballots

by: USAFE Postal Services | .
Stripes Okinawa | .
published: September 18, 2012

Effective Sept. 1, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2012, customers can mail their Casted Absentee Ballots back to the United States for free using express mail military service.

The Department of Defense in collaboration with the U.S. Postal Service is again offering this expedited, free service to ensure ballots from American citizens stationed or living overseas arrive in time for the upcoming general federal elections, said Lionel Rivera, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Postal Services.

To receive this free service, customers must present absentee ballots at a post office finance window. Finance window clerks will give customers a copy of the express mail 11-DoD label. The express mail label includes a tracking number customers can use to track the status of ballots on the Postal Service website at:!input.action.

This service is only available to citizens who are casting votes by absentee ballot and cannot be used for other voting material mailings. All American citizens overseas, regardless of status, are authorized to use this free service and the military postal system to mail absentee ballots at any military post office, Rivera said.