APO/FPO Ballot Procedures


To speed the delivery of absentee ballots to our military overseas, carefully prepare ballots headed to APO and FPO addresses according to Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) guidelines.

2014 Americans Overseas Ballot Mailing Deadlines PDF | XLS

2014 Special Procedures for APO/FPO/DPO Ballots RTF

See mailing guidelines on Postal Explorer® ›

Priority Mail Express™ Label for Returning Military Absentee Ballot Mail

Military personnel with APO/FPO addresses can now return absentee ballots via Priority Mail Express using Label 11-DOD.

The unique Priority Mail Express label is only for absentee ballots from Military Post Offices™ overseas. It can be stuck to the upper right corner of any size ballot envelope. Voter keeps a portion of the label to track their ballots.

Picture of Official Absentee Voter Ballot

“Waiver of Signature” and “Guaranteed by End of Day” endorsements are printed on the label, so ballots sent with it are delivered on the day they arrive at the destination Post Office.

State-side election officials don’t need to worry about ordering or distributing these labels. The Military Postal Service™ distributes the labels overseas and covers the postage.

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