New Express Mail Label for Military Absentee Voting

Military personnel in APO/FPO locations will be able to return absentee ballots via Express Mail® service using the new Express Mail Label 11-DOD. This blue Express Mail label will be affixed to the top of the absentee ballot return envelope or flat. The absentee ballot return envelope may be as small as a #10 business-sized envelope or as large as a flat-sized envelope.

This label is unique and only for use with absentee bal­lots originating from overseas military postal locations. These Express Mail shipments will arrive from International Service Centers in Express Mail sacks and must remain in the Express Mail stream to the delivery unit. Both the Waiver of Signature request and Guaranteed by End of Day endorsement are printed on the blue label. No deviation for delivery by a specific time is necessary, and the shipments should always be delivered on the day they arrive at the delivery Post Office™ facility.

This is a joint federal agency initiative between the Postal Service™ and the Military Post Office of the Depart­ment of Defense. The Express Mail Label 11-DOD affixed to the absentee ballot envelope or flat will allow United States service men and women to track their vote all the way to the county or parish election office while generating new revenue for the Postal Service.

Label 11 - DOD JAN 2010 Waiver of Signature

Bring Home the Vote with Express Mail - Watch for Label 11-DOD on Absentee Ballots follow the Process - Scan and Deliver It! Waiver of Signature, Guarnateed By End of Day