Friday, September 24, 2010

Making Every Military Vote Count

The Postal Service has made temporary modifications to the Express Mail network for Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) ZIP Codes in support of our troops and to help states comply with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE).

MOVE requires states to mail absentee ballots to military and overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election. This year, the deadline was September 18. Although most states met the deadline, at least two, Hawaii and Massachusetts, did not. As a result, the Postal Service will temporarily remove Express Mail service restrictions to off-network APO/FPO/DPO destinations.
Effective Saturday, September 25, Retail Associates must accept Express Mail shipments to all APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Codes. This mandate will stay in effect until Monday, November 1.

The POS computer network temporarily has been modified to enable acceptance of Express Mail shipments to off-network APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Codes.

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