FedEx Express Launches Express Your Vote Initiative with Overseas Vote Foundation for the Upcoming 2008 Presidential Election
New Alliance Eases Voting Process for Millions of Americans Abroad
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced its support of Express Your Vote, an initiative of the Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring an estimated six million overseas Americans have the ability to effectively participate in the federal electoral process.
With FedEx supporting this initiative, Americans abroad in 89 countries will be able to access express delivery of their absentee ballots between September 15 " October 29 of the 2008 election year.
The innovative Express Your Vote program will provide American voters abroad the convenience of online shipping, track and trace capabilities, and proactive proof of delivery through the Overseas Vote Foundation Web site, which has been developed with the latest advanced automation solutions from FedEx.
Statistics from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s 2006 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Report" indicated that the third most common reason for ballots being rejected and not counted was because the ballots were returned to local election offices after the deadline.
“FedEx is committed to delivering innovative solutions to customers all over the world,” said Rajesh Subramaniam, senior vice president, International Marketing, FedEx Services. “Teaming up with the Overseas Vote Foundation to offer the Express Your Vote initiative is a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to making strategic use of our physical and digital networks to meet the needs of people worldwide.”
“Overseas Vote Foundation is delighted to work with FedEx Express to bring Express Your Vote to U.S. overseas and military absentee voters in 89 countries,” said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, president and CEO of Overseas Vote Foundation. “This initiative will bring tremendous value to overseas and military voters who need access to the unrivaled network and services of FedEx Express.”
For more information on the FedEx Express-Overseas Vote Foundation Express Your Vote initiative and details about access to FedEx services, visit: http://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/ExpressYourVote
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