– FedEx, voter group hope to ease ballot shipping woes

Here is a story about a neat initiative from Fedex and the Overseas Vote Foundation:

Seeking to alleviate a top concern for overseas absentee voters, FedEx will team up with a voter participation group and ship ballots for free or at heavy discounts this fall, the company announced this week. FedEx called the initiative “a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to making strategic use of our physical and digital networks to meet the needs of people worldwide.”

Overnight delivery from FedEx’s Asia/Pacific region will be free. It will cost $23 from Latin America; $18 from Canada; and $23.50 from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, a 70 percent discount in that region, a FedEx spokeswoman told The Hill. FedEx branches in 89 countries will participate.

FedEx is partnering with Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) for the program, which it is calling “Express Your Vote.” The groups announced the initiative Wednesday.