LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - United Parcel Service and FedEx on Friday shot down social media calls that they step in to deliver mail-in ballots from the U.S.
Postal Service, which is warning states of potentially “significant” delays.
FILE PHOTO: A FedEx truck is parked next to a UPS truck as both drivers make deliveries in downtown San Diego, California March 5, 2013.
“State ballots must be postmarked to be considered valid and only the USPS has lawful postmarking status.
Therefore UPS, FedEx and other private parties cannot technically be involved in shipping ballots,” UPS told Reuters in a statement.
“FedEx does accept individual ballots, and we advise that customers planning to return their ballots via FedEx should closely review their state’s guidelines on absentee voting and deadlines for ballots or related election documents,” FedEx said.
Representatives from Amazon and the Postal Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment. »