Helping military service members around the world participate in the U.S. electoral process by voting this election season is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service. To ensure absentee ballots are delivered in time, the Postal Service recommends that ballots be mailed no later than the mailing dates listed here.
The Postal Service works closely with the Federal Voting Assistance Program, Military Postal Service, Council of State Governments, and Local Election Officials to enable end to end tracking of military ballots for active servicemen serving overseas at APO/FPO addresses. Military personnel with APO/FPO addresses can now return absentee ballots via Priority Mail Express using Label 11-DOD. “Waiver of Signature” and “Guaranteed by End of Day” endorsements are printed on the label, so ballots sent with Priority Mail Express are delivered on the day they arrive at the destination Post Office.
Eager to cast your vote? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your ballot gets delivered on time:
During this election year, Marines living away from their voting residence can easily make absentee voting part of their Fourth of July festivities with resources from the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
With the 2016 election season in full swing, Marines and their families can participate in the election process whether they’re deployed, stationed here in the United States, or living at an overseas location.
As Marines, one of the most important rights you fight to defend is the right to vote. Thanks to the Absentee Voting Process, you can make sure your vote is counted even if deployed.