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Fedex And Overseas Vote To Offer Absentee Ballot Delivery For Presidential Election
By Eddy Metcalf

October 18, 2012 - As Americans prepare to vote for the next U.S. President on November 6th, FedEx and Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) want to ensure the votes cast by citizens living abroad are delivered on time to the thousands of local elections offices across the country. 

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is teaming up again with OVF for the Express Your Vote initiative, which helps U.S. citizens living overseas remain active in the federal election process. Since the two began working together in 2008, FedEx Express and Overseas Vote Foundation have helped more than 10,000 U.S. expatriates exercise their right to vote. 


Using the FedEx International Priority delivery service, Express Your Vote offers the estimated 3.5 million, non-military American citizens living in 94 countries worldwide access to discounted express delivery of their absentee ballots through October 31, 2012. The service is available to Americans living in Canada, 14 countries in the Asia/Pacific region, 51 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

“Because mail delivery is unreliable in some parts of the world, Americans voting from overseas need assurance their ballots will arrive back in the U.S. by the required state deadlines. If those ballots are late, they’re not counted in the presidential election. With this initiative, FedEx and OVF offer peace of mind to overseas citizens that their ballots will be delivered on time and their votes will count,” said Raj Subramaniam, senior vice president of marketing at FedEx. 

“After successfully running Express Your Vote during the 2008 and 2010 general elections, Overseas Vote Foundation is excited to again team up with FedEx to help U.S. overseas absentee voters living all over the world,” said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, president and CEO of Overseas Vote Foundation.  “Thanks to this unique relationship, FedEx and OVF can offer Americans abroad the speed and reliability they need to make sure their votes get counted.  This initiative supports secure, verifiable, auditable elections through paper balloting. A paper trail is essential for audits and recounts.” 



Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF), founded in 2005, is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) public charity organization dedicated to serving the voter registration and ballot request needs of uniformed and overseas American citizens who wish to participate in federal elections by providing online access to innovative online voter tools and services. 

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